University of Winchester

ABSTRACTS /Catherine Duce, & Susannah Moon


Linking Lives Through Connecting Communities: working with young people across faiths in the North East of England

This workshop will examine the complex dynamics of faith communities in their ability to include young people in the North East. Drawing from ongoing research findings from our Durham University 'Young People and Faith' project, we will investigate the benefits and barriers of initiating multi-faith action and inter-faith dialogue. Through discussion and input from our young people, participants will be encouraged to critically examine the religious, cultural and sociological aspects preventing or enabling improved community cohesion. We suggest that by developing dialogue across difference and linking lives through shared local experiences and cultural exchanges, greater potential exists for sustainable social change, especially when this is initiated by young citizens themselves. Participants will be able to offer their perspectives from other parts of the country in order to share examples of good practice.

 

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