In our next debate, we invite future faith leaders to share their views on modern places of worship.  Organised by the Baroness Warsi Foundation, in partnership with the Woolf Institute and the Von Hugel Institute, the event will take place in Cambridge on 27 April at St. Edmund’s College.  Admission is free, with registration via Eventbrite.

Worship, like everything else, evolves over time. In this debate, our panel of young Christian, Muslim and Jewish faith leaders, will come together to explore what future congregations and their ministers of religion, will need from their places of worship. Discussion will range from the structure and design, the context of living in a pluralist society and developing interfaith collaboration, inclusive and exclusive spaces and the use of technology.

The panel and audience will consider these areas and explore the following questions:

  • What does the church / synagogue / mosque of today (and tomorrow) look like?
  • What challenges will your congregation will face?
  • Is a physical place of worship still necessary?
  • In what way could the integration of technology support (and hinder) your work?

This free debate will consider these questions starting with a series of provocations from a panel of speakers that bring a diverse range of experience and insights into the topic.  The event is open to anyone interested in exploring the future of places of worship and their place in our communities.

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