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The purpose of the event is to bring together thought leaders and practitioners to engage with the Spaces of Hope framework for purposes of partnership generation.  The focus is to explore the connection between the visions for Hope for the local community, with what that means to the local community, with a way of working, which facilitates both.

We have keynote addresses from Chris Baker, The William Temple Professor of Religion and Public Life and Matthew Barber, a Researcher and Practitioner with the Centre for Faith and Public Policyat Chester University and St Thomas' Church, Stockport. We will define the space that we are currently operating within and discern key ruptures, territories and lines of flight that are being worked out in our communities, and as a result our ways of working.  This will then be framed with respect to curating Spaces of Hope and discerning a vision for finding common cause in community, through our shared practices in partnership.

We will provide case studies of a Community Hub; courtesy of HOME Community Hub in Didsbury, and a Community Partnership; courtesy of The Wellbeing High Street in Ellesmere Port.  We will then share food and work together to reflect on these case studies and establish the resonances and potentials within what we have shared during the day.


Thursday, 20 October 2016 from 12:00 to 15:45 (BST) - Add to Calendar                  


The Parish Church of Saint Thomas Stockport - Holt Street, Stockport, SK1 3PY - View Map


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