Chaplaincy Conference on 06/11/08
in a Multi-faith Society
(people of faith on the front line)
a conference for all involved in chaplaincy
November 6th 2008
Trinity United Reformed Church
(City end of Unthank Road—next to the Roman Catholic Cathedral)
£5/person (bursary available)
hosted by Good Work (Norfolk &Waveney Industrial Mission) Ltd
Charity Reg. No: 1125111
and Norwich Diocese Social and Community Concerns Forum
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This multi-disciplinary chaplaincy conference is
a significant event:
?a conference run by chaplains for chaplains
?seeking to be inclusiveof chaplainsof all faiths
?a chance tomeet, share and encourage
?a space for reflection andmutual learning
?equipping chaplains tobe reflective practitioners and teambuilders
?an opportunity to raise the profile of chaplaincywork, advertise future events and
highlight current concerns
?a celebration of this growing area of faith-full service:
?an exploration of themulti-faith dimension of chaplaincy
?a chance tolook to the future inpartnershipwith one another and ourwider contexts
Bishop David Gillett, our lead speaker, writes:
I retired from 40 years of stipendiary ministry in January of this year. Over the years my jobs have included lecturing at St John’s College, Nottingham, Co-leader of a reconciliation Centre in Northern Ireland, Vicar in a UPA parish in Luton, Principal of Trinity College in Bristol and lastly Bishop of Bolton.
My involvement with other faith communities goes back for most of that time – throughout my ministry I have had extensive contact with other faith communities in a variety of ways – mainly with the Muslim, Jewish and Hindu communities. More recently as Bishop of Bolton I was the Bishop in Greater Manchester responsible for interfaith relating, where we had upwards of 150,000 members of other faith traditions. I was also the Archbishop of Canterbury’s link bishop for the Muslim community in England and was first Chair of the national Christian Muslim Forum.
I have been involved in several Christian-Muslim and more general interfaith projects and conferences internationally with the Foreign Office and nationally with the Department of Communities and Local Government. I have always sought to underpin my interfaith involvement with relationships with friends more locally from other faith communities; for instance, over the past few years I have been particularly involved in a small study group on spirituality with some Sufi friends, a dialogue group with Orthodox rabbis in Manchester, and interfaith projects with various friends and voluntary and statutory bodies across Greater Manchester.
10.00 Coffee, welcomes
10.15 Introduction to the day
10.30 Chaplaincy from different perspectives: we would like chaplains from each of the faith
groups to give a short (5mins) insight into chaplaincy from their perspective
11.00 Bishop David Gillett: The theology behind interfaith working (from different faith perspectives)
11.30 Mr. Abraham Eshetu (Head of Diversity.—Norfolk Constabulary): The wider diversity agenda
12.30 Lunch and networking
13.30 Can we build aWorld Faith contact list accessible to all chaplaincies?
What are the implications-monitoring, suitability, up-to-date?
14.00 Group discussion: How do we share space, contacts, and resources
15.00 Looking to the Future
15.30 Multi faith reflection—Bishop James