University of Winchester

Interfaith Encounters & Social Change:
Engagements from the margins


University of Winchester, September 5th - 8th 2010

Bringing together the second bi-annual 'International Winchester Interfaith Conference' & the third International 'Faith, Spirituality & Social Change Conference, at the University of Winchester, UK.

This conference aims to bring together academics exploring interfaith and social change, with people and organisations whose action for social change is informed by their interfaith ethic.

This conference invites discussion about the dynamic dimensions of interfaith dialogue and multi-faith action across a range of social change issues. Innovative and inclusive, it will open the debate to include academic perspectives and grass-roots voices from both the margins and the mainstream that will allow for broad encounters about the current state and future direction of issues concerning interfaith and social change.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Ian Jamieson from the Tony Blair Faith Foundation
  • Simon Keyes from St Ethelburga’s Centre for Peace & Reconciliation
  • Professor Michael Northcott

We invite proposals for posters, 20 minute papers, or 50 minute workshops, from scholars and practitioners from any faith, position or nation which broadly address interfaith and social change issues.

Proposals in the form of a title, a short abstract (300 words max.), the type of presentation and a brief biographical statement including affiliation should be sent by Friday 30th April 2010 to:-
Dr Christina Welch, ISC Conference, Theology & Religious Studies, University of Winchester, SO22 4NR, UK or

Costings, speakers, details of papers and a provisional programme will be posted here as soon as they become available.

It is expected that a selection of papers from the conference will be published.

Conference conveners: Dr Paul Hedges (Winchester Interfaith Conference), Dr Adrian Harris & Dr Christina Welch (FSSC Conference) & Dr Jo Pearson.