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Called to the Big Society?

At leeds Church Institute (near the railway station)
20 New Market Street, Leeds LS1 6DG

9.30 am to 4.00 pm Friday 4 November 2011

Chair:  Bishop of Hull, Richard Frith

Speakers:

  • Dr Patrick Riordan SJ - Lecture in Political Philosophy at Heythrop College has written widely on the common good.
  • Prof Peter Wells - Director of the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research at Sheffield Hallam University - has written recently on regional disparities in the Big Society for Yorkshire and the Humber.
  • Speaker for the Government or from the Centre for Social Justice to offer an explanation of the government's perspective on The Big Society (to be confirmed)

With contributions from Christian projects across Yorkshire and the Humber that illustrate Christian mission in the context of a Big Society.

A regional event to consider what the Big Society is from a government perspective, how that fits with a Christian theology of the Common Good, and what sort of regional and local inequalities we can expect to address in the context of the Big Society.

Register at calledtothebigsociety.eventbrite.com

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