Why 'Faith in the City?'

Posted on Monday 31st October 2011

Chris Allen

Next week, as part of the ESRC’s Festival of Social Science 2011, IASS's Chris Allen will be hosting the event “Faith in the City: communities, regeneration, interaction”. The event sets out to explore the way in which faith inspires and influences people to live, work and act in the diverse, vibrant urban space that is today’s Birmingham. Despite Alastair Campbell stating the British “don’t do God”, the event is interesting to many. 

Faith - whether one has it or not - is more important and topical today than it has been for decades. As the theology think-tank Theos recently noted, “religious identity is a feature of national and international affairs today in a way that was unexpected, indeed unimaginable, just twenty years ago.

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