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Stories from the Edge

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Conforti Institute

Calder Avenue

Coatbridge

ML5 4JS

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Stories from the edge?

Faith communities in post-industrial towns across Scotland are delivering social action to tackle the effects of poverty and to try to create a Good Society.

Many of these projects are dealing with ever-growing need and are stretched thin. Everyone is aware of the effects of poverty in big cities, but less attention is paid to the towns which were the heartlands of manufacturing industry.

This conference creates a space where ‘faith-inspired social activists’ from those towns can come together:


  • Sharing stories
  • Critical reflection
  • Exploring existing aspects of what makes a Good Society locally and nationally
  • Sharing visions of a Good Society in Scotland from the perspective of post-industrial towns
  • Identifying the support required from the wider faith community and organisations, civil and civic society to make these visions real
  • Shifting the thinking about what constitutes 'the edge' and what a Good Society looks like from that perspective


Content

  • Prayers and shared worship

  • Inspiring stories from faith communities, projects and people with lived experience

  • Round-table conversations and discussions

  • Exploring the challenges and opportunities outside the big cities

  • Sharing visions of a Good Society viewed through the lens of the post-industrial towns

  • Panel of respondents, to listen and reflect

Venue

The conference is at the Conforti Institute in Coatbridge. The building is fully accessible and close to Whifflet railway station.

We will send out maps and directions with a full programme when you book your place at the conference.

Overnight accommodation is available for anyone travelling from further afield.

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Conforti Institute

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ML5 4JS

United Kingdom

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