Programme

Between Faith Leaders and Gatekeepers

Between Faith Leaders and Gatekeepers

Maryyum is an established socio-political analyst, cultural commentator and community cohesion expert. Her aims have always been twofold. Firstly, to understand the motivations driving human behaviours in the face of social and political issues. Secondly, to utilise her insights from academic research, political advocacy and commercial expertise, creating innovate and impactful solutions to address contemporary global and societal challenges.

She says, ‘Quite often I get asked, “what do you do?” Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever given the same response twice! Partly because I believe that my journey in life so far deserves much more time and space. I embody the saying, “be the change you wish to see in the world”. The world is forever in flux. It’s up to us to move with it! ’

Dr Mehmood is the Associate Director of the Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion, University of Birmingham, where she co-convenes and serves as Senior Tutor for the MPA in faith-based leadership. Alongside this, she is a Young Religious Leader for the UNAOC (United Nations Alliance of Civilizations) EDIN (Empowering Dialogue & Interfaith Networks) programme. She is also a Trustee for the Women’s Interfaith Network.

In this talk, Maryyum will explore an aspect of faith leadership that often gets left out of the interfaith conversations. We talk about exemplar leaders, but ‘gatekeeping’ remains an elephant in the room.

Location:
Friends Meeting House, 1 Orchard Road, Malvern, WR14 3DA & ZOOM
Speakers:
Dr Maryyum Mehmood

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Faith and Frontiers - Christian Responses to the Migration Crisis

Faith and Frontiers - Christian Responses to the Migration Crisis

This conference will explore the challenges to policy and practice that arise when people cross borders to seek sanctuary. Specifically, it addresses the question of what the Christian response to those who seek care and shelter in our country should be, and asks what insights can be derived from the life and work of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

Location:
Online
Speakers:
Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Ulrich Schmiedel, Keith Clements

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