The Feast - Faith and Friendship Conference
Ever wondered what dialogue with young people of different faiths could look like?
Looking for practical ideas for multi-faith youthwork?
Want to help young people make friends with people of different backgrounds?
The Faith and Friendship Conference is being run by volunteers and staff from The Feast who have many years' experience of working with young people of different faiths and backgrounds.
The conference will give you:
•The chance to meet youthworkers from different faith backgrounds and different countries
•The opportunity to see a multi-faith youth encounter taking place
•Practical help on multi-faith youth work
•Time to talk to young people about their experiences of encountering peers of different faiths
•Space to consider multi-faith youth work in the light of your own faith or beliefs.
Workshops to include:
•Top tips for multi-faith youthwork
•Youth focussed Guidelines for Dialogue
•A discussion on culture and religion
•Creating safe spaces for dialogue
•Programme ideas for multi-faith youthwork
•Is it dialogue or evangelism?
...all held in a safe environment in which to ask burning questions!
PLUS - faith specific prayer times, and a quiet prayer space open to all
PLUS - a three course evening meal at Al Faisal's restaurant, located in the heart of Birmingham's Balti Triangle, with guest speaker the Bishop of Birmingham
Friday 10am-5pm 'Setting up The Feast' Masterclass:
Setting up The Feast in your community or country The FNC, Sparkhill
7pm-9pm 'Experience The Feast':
Dinner and social activity
(optional - extra charge required) TBC
Saturday 10am-5pm Youth Encounter Conference Christ Church, Sparkbrook
(some workshops will be at the FNC)
7pm-9pm 'Enjoy A Feast':
Bishop of Birmingham Reception Al Faisals,
Sunday 10am-2pm Youth Encounter Conference continued,
concluding with Lunch Christ Church, Sparkbrook
(some workshops will be at the FNC)
Who is it for?
•Youth workers from faith based or secular settings
•Volunteer youth leaders
•People interesting in setting up The Feast in their local area, either in the UK or further afield
From 10am Saturday 7th November 2015, to 2:30pm Sunday 8th November 2015
Friday 6th November 2015, 10am-4pm
This day will be about setting up a multi-faith youth project, drawing on the experience of The Feast. For those attending this day there will be a range of social activities on offer for the Friday evening. Details to follow.
Terms and Conditions:
Delegates will be required to secure their own flights, airport transfers and accommodation. A suggested list of hotels, to suit all budgets, will be provided, from which we will arrange transfers to the conference venues.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided for all conference delegates, plus dinner on the Saturday night at the Bishop of Birmingham Reception. Guests will need to arrange their own breakfast and other meals.
You can also secure your booking by posting a cheque, together with your name and contact details to The Feast's Sparkhill office.
Keep in Touch:
You can join our mailing list to stay up to date with all the conference details here.
There are many hotels in Birmingham which are able to cater for all budgets and preferences. We have selected a few, from which we will offer transport each morning, though you are welcome to stay wherever you would like!
Ibis Budget, Birmingham Centre - rooms from £39/night, to include breakfast
Ibis Styles, Birmingham Centre - rooms from £53/night, to include breakfast
Premier Inn, Birmingham South (Hall Green) - room from £73/night, to include breakfast
Please do let us know when you book so that we can link you up with other delegates staying in the same place.
Some local families have offered accomodation for conference delegates. If you are interested in this option, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Airport: The nearest airport is Birmingham International (BHX)
Station: The venue is a short taxi or bus ride away from the central Birmingham stations of New Street and Moor Street
Taxi: Taxis are available from outside the city's stations
Main conference: Saturday and Sunday £70, Pre-conference extra: Friday £40 Full conference: £85
Time 10:00 a.m.
Venue Christ Church Sparkbrook, Farm road, Birmingham B11 1LS
To book your place or for more information please click here