An IPPR North event which seeks to explore how faith communities can contribute towards cohesion looking at how best to strengthen networks in the North East.

The event will explore how best to build community cohesion in an inclusive way, encompassing culture, ethnicity and faith. It will explore recent initiatives such as the Commission on Integration and Cohesion and draw out the importance of building strong multi-faith communities in all areas of England.

Explore the notion of faithful capital, enabling discussion on the role faith groups have in regeneration of urban areas and the importance of their long-term work in tackling deprivation, as well as their role in social relationships and participation in civic life.

The panel of speakers includes Rt Rev Tom Wright, The Bishop of Durham and Tahir Alam, Assistant Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Britain and Sue Stirling, Director of ippr north (Chair). Their presentations will be followed by a question and answer discussion before a networking lunch.

The event will be held on Tuesday 19 February in the Sikh Temple, Sunderland. Places are free, but it is essential to book your place. Please email confirming your details or call Michael Brunskill on 0191 211 2645.

This is not an Ekklesia event but we support its aims