Ever wondered what dialogue with young people of different faiths could look like?
Looking for practical ideas for multi-faith youth work?
Want to help young people make friends with people of different backgrounds?
The Feast’s Inaugural Faith and Friendship Conference ran from 6-8th November 2015. The conference began with a day focussed on how to set up a multi-faith youth project, drawing on the experience of The Feast. The Main Conference, which ran from on the Saturday and Sunday gave:
- The chance to meet youth workers from different faith backgrounds and different countries
- The opportunity to see a multi-faith youth encounter taking place
- Practical help on multi-faith youth work
- Time to talk to young people about their experiences of encountering peers of different faiths
- Space to consider multi-faith youth work in the light of your own faith or beliefs
- Youth focused Guidelines for Dialogue
- A discussion on culture and religion
- Creating safe spaces for dialogue
- Is it dialogue or evangelism?
- Difficult questions
- Basic How To
- The Scriptural Basis for this work, from a Christian and Islamic perspective.
…all in a safe environment in which to ask burning questions
- Faith specific prayer times, and a quiet prayer space open to all
- A 3 course evening meal at Al Faisal’s restaurant, located in the heart of Birmingham’s Balti triangle, with guest speaker the Bishop of Birmingham
The conference was attended by delegates from across the UK, as well as Lebanon, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. This included
- Youth workers from faith and non faith based settings
- Volunteer youth leaders
- Faith leaders
- People interested in setting up The Feast in their local area
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