Civil Society Media has unveiled the programme for a week of free specialist content to support faith-based charities, with opportunities for digital networking.
Last year we held our first Faith Charities Forum, and this year’s event has been reimagined as week-long programme of interactive content, taking place between 7 and 11 September.
Through a combination of live and on-demand video session, as well as exclusive articles online and from Charity Finance magazine, the focus of the week will be on the challenges facing faith-based organisations, and the role of faith, in times of crisis.
There will also be opportunities to ask questions during the sessions and talk to other delegates and experts via a dedicated platform.
Jenni O’Donnovan, head of events at Civil Society Media, said: “We have put together a week of digital content aimed to connect and inspire faith-based organisations of all shapes, sizes and denominations.
“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.”
The opening panel, on Monday 7 September, will be a discussion chaired by Fadi Itani, chief executive of the Muslim Charities Forum, about the role of faith leaders in building back better
He will be joined by Krish Raval, founder of Faith in Leadership and a member of the advisory panel at City Sikhs, Dr Ruth Valerio, director of advocacy and influencing at Tearfund, and Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, senior rabbi at Reform Judaism.
Other highlights from the programme include advice from the Charity Commission about governance issues relating to places of worship, and reflections from Ndidi Okezie, chief executive of UK Youth, about developing resilient leadership for turbulent times.