Creating Connections – Manchester Itinerary

Date: 24th November 2021
Time: 2:00pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS
Tickets: Via Eventbrite here >>
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2.00pm Introduction:

– With our MC Roger Bolton – journalist, broadcaster and Religion Media Centre trustee
– The Bishop of Manchester David Walker
2.15pm Presentation: The religious landscape of Manchester

Alison Peacock, Head of Serving Communities Diocese of Manchester  
2.30pmMedia panel: Who are the local media, what stories are they interested in? Tips of the trade

Chaired by Roger Bolton, with guests:
– Jenny Simpson, Editor Manchester World 
Yakub Qureshi, Democracy Editor, Reach PLC 
Kate Squire, Editor, BBC Radio Manchester
Cat Lewis, CEO and Exec Producer, Nine Lives Media
Hussein Kesvani, journalist, podcaster and RMC trustee
3 30pmBreak and networking
3.45pmWorkshops: How religion interacts with race, poverty, LGBT equality, sport, the health service, the future for young people and climate change

with breaks for tea, coffee and networking

Speakers so far:

Religion and race:
Elizabeth Cameron, chair GMCA race equalities panel & Trustee the Faith Network for Manchester

Religion and poverty:
Niall Cooper, Director of Church Action on Poverty
– Refugee workers Jane Graystone and Sue Cockerill
Sukhbir Singh – Founder of Feed My City
Emily Holden, CEO Welcome Churches

Religion and the environment:
Professor Peter Scott, University of Manchester
Khushboo Kaur Rathore, Our Faith Our Planet
Lisa Lingard, Manchester Climate Change Agency

Religion and sport:
Doretta Maynard Hampson, fitness coach and community organiser
5.30pm Break and networking
5.45pmPanel discussion: Reflections on today

Eamonn O’Neal, Deputy Lieutenant of Greater Manchester; former High Sheriff of Greater Manchester; journalist, broadcaster and Director @StAnnsHospice
Michelle Mayman, Editor BBC North West Tonight
Professor Peter Scott, Samuel Ferguson Professor of Applied Theology, University of Manchester & Director Lincoln Theological Institute
Councillor Brenda Warrington, Leader for Age Friendly Greater Manchester and Equalities & Leader of Tameside Council
Andrew Graystone, journalist and campaigner
Networking, thanks and close


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