Creating Connections – Plymouth Itinerary

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Date: 15th November 2021
Time: 2:00pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Plymouth Marjon University, Derriford Road, Plymouth, PL6 8BH
Tickets: Via Eventbrite here >>
Inquiries: [email protected] | 0203-970-0709

ITINERARY

2.00pm Coffee and Tea
2.05pm Introduction with our MCs:

– Arezoo Farahzad, Chair of the Plymouth Centre for Faiths and Cultural Diversity
Leo Devine, former Head of BBC South West

Welcome by the vice chancellor of Plymouth Marjon University, Professor Rob Warner
Introduction to the Religion Media Centre by the executive chair, Michael Wakelin
2.15pmWhat is the religious landscape of the South West?

Presentation by Ed Pawson, Exeter Diocese and Devon Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education
2.30pmWhat’s Your Story? Meet the media & faith representatives with a story to tell
2.40pmKeynote Address: The challenges of policing in a diverse society, and the importance of religious literacy, followed by Q&A

– Shaun Sawyer, the Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall
– Paul Netherton, former Deputy Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall, and President of the Christian Police Association
3.20pm Break and networking
3.30pm Keynote Speaker – “How religious is Britain?”

Professor Grace Davie, University of Exeter, followed by Q&A
4.00pm What’s Your Story? Meet the media & faith representatives with a story to tell
4.10pmMedia panel: Who are the local media, what stories are they interested in, how do you get your story into the media and how do you get in touch with journalists?

Speakers include:
Stephanie Marshall Head of BBC West and South West
Mark Thomas, ITV News Editor Diversity and Inclusion
Edd Moore, Regional editor Devon and Cornwall, Reach PLC
Bracken Jelier, Public Relations consultant
 5.00pm Break and networking
5.10pm What’s Your Story? Meet the media & faith representatives with a story to tell
5:20pmPanel discussion: British Values: How can we communicate ‘mutual respect for and tolerance of’ those with diverse faiths and beliefs?

with:
– Ed Pawson, Exeter Diocese and Devon Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education
– Katie Freeman, chair of the National Association of Teachers of Religious Education
– Geoff Smith, former Primary headteacher, UK Association of Character Education
6:00pmBreak and networking
7:00pm Thanks and close

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