Faith Charities Forum 2022

14 September 2022

A one-day conference designed for senior leaders and decision-makers working in faith-based charities

What difference does faith make? 

This bespoke conference is specifically designed for senior leaders and decision-makers working in faith-based charities. We want to create an opportunity to discuss and analyse the role that faith plays in furthering many charities' mission, as well as to unpick some of the key challenges facing this unique group of organisations.  We hope you will consider joining us for what promises to be an inspiring and thought-provoking day. 

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14 September 2022

  • 9.10AM - 9.15AM
    Chair’s welcome
    Fadi Itani, CEO, Muslim Charities Forum 
  • 9.15AM - 9.45AM
    Opening keynote: Charity Commission for England and Wales

    An overview of key developments and issues for faith charities from a regulatory perspective. It will cover important changes to the Commission's guidance, updated in July 2021, as well as provide information about its engagement with faith charities. 

    Colette Bennett, charities engagement manager at the Charity Commission

  • 9.45AM - 10.25AM
    Legal update

    This topical legal update will focus on a range of governance, safeguarding, and HR and employment issues, which faith-based charities should be aware of, and compliant with. The session will draw on real-life examples to bring the issues to life and allow plenty of time for questions and discussion.

    Helen Harvie, consultant and Adam McRae-Taylor, senior associate, Moore Barlow

  • 10.25AM - 11.05AM
    Economic insecurity and the impact on faith charities

    This session will reveal the findings of new research on the impact of growing economic insecurity on faith communities and charities.

    Hannah Rich, senior researcher, Theos Think Tank

  • 11.05AM - 11.35AM
    Networking & refreshment break
  • 11.35AM - 12.15PM
    Investing toward human flourishing

    In a world filled with chaos, how can faith-led investors break through the noise and work toward human flourishing? This session will focus on the investors’ role in turning our backs to disorder and instead positively contribute to what Martin Luther King Jr called ‘a beloved community’.

    Rev Dr Andrew Harper, head of ethics, Epworth

  • 12.15PM - 1.15PM
    Panel: Faith in leadership

    A panel of distinguished faith leaders will discuss how to engage with non-faith communities while staying true to your own faith and mission. They will share their own experience, and then delegates will be encouraged to join the debate. 

    Chaired by Krish Raval OBE, director, Faith in Leadership
    Panellists: Rabbi Jeff Berger, Omar Salha FRSA, Founder & CEO, Ramandan Tent Project

  • 1.15PM - 2.15PM
  • 2.15PM - 2.55PM
    How fundraising can support donors in their journey in faith
    Giving can be seen as an expression of faith and has long been used in this way. But giving can also be a route to faith for donors, and few organisations support their donors in this way. In this session, Professor Jen Shang, philanthropic psychologist, will explore the psychology of giving in faith-based organisations and how giving can contribute to the wellbeing of supporters in the faith context. 

    Professor Jen Shang, co-founder, Institute of Sustainable Philanthropy 
  • 2.55PM - 3.35PM
    The relationship between faith and mission

    Christine Allen weighs up the role faith plays in fulfilling a charity’s objectives, and the challenges and opportunities it can present. She will also explore how CAFOD's roots and faith tradition underpin its present-day purpose of supporting local leadership in a multicultural world.  

    Christine Allen, chief executive, CAFOD 

  • 3.35PM - 4.00PM
    Networking & refreshment break
  • 4.00PM - 4.40PM
    Using faith to make a difference

    As the first female and youngest ever head of the Muslim Council of Britain, Zara Mohammed outlines her vision of being a voice for women and young people of all faiths. She also shares her experience of being in the media spotlight, and explains how faith has shaped her approach to both her overall career and her current role.

    Zara Mohammed, secretary-general, Muslim Council of Britain

  • 4.40PM - 4.45PM
    Chair's closing remarks
  • 4.45PM - 5.45PM
    Networking reception


Great ways to save!

  1. Early-release tickets
    Book your place asap to save a massive £150 off your ticket price. Limited number of tickets available so book today to avoid disapointment!
  2. General release tickets
    Book your place now to save £80.00 off the ticket price.
  3. Attend with your team!
    Ensure your whole team benefits from a great day's learning. With the Charity Team Ticket you can send up to four people for a greatly discounted rate.
  Early-release tickets (before 15 July) General release tickets (before 5 August) Final release tickets (after 5 August)
Charity delegate £99 £169 £249
Charity Team ticket (up to 4 team members £249 £460 £649


Sponsors and exhibitors

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  4. Cancellation or reimbursement
    1. On receipt of your booking form, your place is confirmed. Delegate substitutions are allowed. Refunds on cancellations will only be issued (less a 15% administration charge) up to and including 30 days prior to the event. Refunds will not be issued after this date. Confirmation of cancellations MUST be in writing and sent to [email protected]
    2. Individual registrants who registered as part of a discounted group registration are not eligible for refunds, unless the entire group cancels. Registrations may be transferred to another person from the same organisation at any time.
  5. Postponement or Cancellation of the Event by the Organiser
    1. Should we have to cancel or postpone due to COVID-19 we will endeavour to give you as much notice as is reasonably possible.
    2. In the event that we have to postpone the Charity Finance Summit due to COVID-19, we will transfer your ticket to the next alternative date.