This is a Training Seminar at the Westminster Hub and ten free places will be available to fully paid up GlobalNet21 members.
This seminar will look at how interfaith and community cohesion work has helped with the development of multiculturalism and the building of bridges across communities. We hope to look at the issues involved, to what extent this work has enabled community development or hindered it and study good practice. We will look at how local authorities can help as enablers and catalysts both online and off in achieving inter communal dialogue.
This is one of a series of seminars that GlobalNet21 will be holding together with the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) at The Hub in Westminster on Engagement in The Digital Age. Each seminar will last four hours and will consist of presentations, case studies and discussion.
The aim of this seminar will be to look at good practice and then to disseminate this amongst local authorities attending this seminar and beyond though social network platforms and the new media.
12.30 Coffee & Registration
1.00 - Brief Introduction To Seminar
1.10 - The problem. Two short presentations that highlight the problem and the need for creating public space for dialogue. The two case studies will focus on the two issues of trust and engagement.
1.40 - Discussion and Questions
2.00 - Multiculturalism & Community Cohesion - it's success and failures in building bridges.
2.15 - The role of interfaith work in building bridges.
2.30 - Questions to both
2.50 - Coffee
3.05 - The role of the local authority
3.20 - One case study of interfaith and LA working as enablers.
3.35 - Questions and Discussion
3.55 - Building Bridges In The Digital Age. How does the digital age impact on both faith and community. How can it help to build bridges and also make diversity more complex.
4.15 - Case Study of engagement across bridges using social networking and the new media.
4.25 - Questions & Discussion
4.45 - Feedback on Day
5.00 - Close
Please note this is the initial programme and may change as the date gets closer.