Friendship and Collaboration in Diverse Communities – Conference and Networking Event
Saturday, 20 May, 10.30 AM – 3.00 PM in the Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin.
Friendship and collaboration across diverse faiths and cultures will be the focus of a day conference taking place in the Irish School of Ecumenics in Trinity College Dublin in May. Organised by Sanctuary in Faith, which is part of Places of Sanctuary Ireland, and the Church of Ireland Interfaith Working Group, the conference is entitled ‘Dialogue of Friendship: Living Together in Diverse Communities”.
The conference takes place on Saturday May 20 2023 from 10.30am to 3pm. It is offered free of charge and lunch is included but places, which are limited, must be booked. Booking is now open for the conference on Eventbrite.
This conference and networking event will highlight stories of interfaith and intercultural friendship and collaboration, and encourage faith communities to engage with the Places of Sanctuary Ireland network. Participants can look forward to a day of encouragement and inspiration.
The keynote speaker will be the Revd Dr Stephen Skuce, currently Superintendent of the North Western District for the Methodist Church in Ireland. Dr Skuce has previously worked with the British Methodist Church in a number of roles including Director of Research, Director of Global Relationships and Academic Dean at Cliff College. He served as a mission partner in Sri Lanka and his published work includes The Faiths of Ireland (Columba, 2006).
The first panel session of the day will highlight two good news case studies: the ‘Birds with Wishes Project’ and the ‘Tullamore Welcome Centre’.
The second panel session of the day will look at ‘Relating Across Diverse Communities’. Panelists will include Fahmeda Naheed, SALAAM project Coordinator for Doras, a human rights organisation in Limerick. She is contributor to Garda Review magazine and is a member of the Ethnic Minorities Domestic Abuse Observatory. She is an Ambassador of Schools of Sanctuary and a tutor of Fusion cooking (Irish– Pakistan food) with Cork City Partnership. Additional panelists will be announced later.
Booking via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/dialogue-of-friendship-living-together-in-diverse-communities-tickets-552413492627
Please note: parking is not available on the TCD campus. The area is well–served by public transport. Those requiring car parking should avail of multi–storey car parks in the area.
For more information on Places of Sanctuary see their website: https://ireland.cityofsanctuary.org