Events

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If you're organising a Christians on the Left event, contact us and we'll add it here.

 

Recent Events

Countering Consumption - How can we practice what we preach? An evening in conversation with Mark Scandrette, author and community activist from San Francisco and Matt Wilson, CotL volunteer and activist. 

The Future of Faith in the Labour Party with Jeremy Corbyn, Owen Smith and speakers from the Faith Communities including our own Njoki Mahiaini.

The Tawney Dialogue [2016] "Economics for the Common Good" at Methodist Central Hall, Westminster. With John McDonnell MP & Daniel K Finn.

The Gathering with Andy Burns from Capital Mass.

Just War? in Durham with Helen Goodman MP, Kevan Jones MP, Professor Robert Song and Rev. Chris Howson.

 

 


Upcoming Events

The Labour Party Conference Service 2017

Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 09:15 AM · 33 rsvps
One Church Brighton, Gloucester Place in Brighton, United Kingdom

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Conference 2017: Challenging Economic Myths

Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 12:45 PM · 8 rsvps
One Church Brighton BN1 4AA

flyer-national-budget.jpgWhy is a national budget not like a household budget? and other economic myths.

With Dr Ann Pettifor from PRIME Economics and the Jubilee Debt Campaign and Dr Pat Finlow, CotL membership officer.

These practical workshop and in-depth training sessions will be ideal for anyone seeking to better understand and communicate economic and political ideas.

PLUS "Hidden in Plain Sight": the influence of faith on social change.


Conference 2017: Pro-Choice, Pro-Life, Pro-Conversation?

Monday, September 25, 2017 at 12:45 PM · 1 rsvp
St Paul's Church in Brighton, United Kingdom

 

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Labour_DignityFollowing on from several recent news stories surrounding the issue of abortion, Christians on the Left published a collection of articles on the subject.

We will now be holding a panel discussion around support for women in crisis pregnancy, hosted with the Labour Dignity group. Our aim is to promote an adult conversation on an emotive topic. The panel will be chaired by CotL executive member Heather Staff, and will include Rachael Maskell MP, Mary Glindon MP and former parliamentary candidate Sara Hyde.


Conference 2017: Labour Faiths Reception

Monday, September 25, 2017 at 04:00 PM · 1 rsvp
The Hilton Hotel Tweed Room (Hall 7)

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The Labour Party is hosting a reception for faith groups. Open to all, it will be hosted by Stephen Timms MP, the Labour Faith Envoy (and former CotL chair).

Please note that, unlike our other fringe events, this event is inside the Conference zone and requires a Conference pass.

 


Conference 2017: Ending Austerity Through Fairer Finance?

Monday, September 25, 2017 at 05:30 PM · 1 rsvp
Unite Room, Grand Hotel

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Following a recent high-profile event, CotL will be partnering with the Robin Hood Tax campaign to host a panel discussion on taxation of the financial sector and its implications for UK fiscal policy.

The event will be chaired by Gail Cartman, Assistant General Secretary of Unite. Contributors will include John McDonnell MP, Shadow Chancellor; David Hillman, Director Robin Hood Tax campaign; Ros Wynne-Jones, Daily Mirror and Faiza Shaheen, the Director of CLASS.

 


Conference 2017: Votes at 16 Rally

Monday, September 25, 2017 at 08:00 PM · 7 rsvps
St Paul's Church in Brighton, United Kingdom

 

ERSAs part of our ongoing campaign to lower the voting age to 16, we will be hosting a rally at St Paul's Church, West Street, on the evening of Monday 25 September.

The event will be supported by the Electoral Reform Society, and will feature young people from Brighton as well as a number of high-profile MPs, including Jeremy Corbyn, Ed Miliband, Chuka Umunna, Cat Smith (shadow minister for youth and voter engagement) and Marsha de Cordova. Darren Hughes from the Electoral Reform Society will also be joining us.


Conference 2017: International Development in Community

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 08:00 AM · 2 rsvps
St Paul's Church in Brighton, United Kingdom

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We are pleased to be hosting a prayer breakfast with All We Can, the development and relief charity rooted in the Methodist Church. This year, we will be discussing international development. Are we brave enough to build relationships? 

Joins us to explore how, when we work together, international development can be done differently, relationally and in community.

 


Conference 2017: What Hope for the Next Generation in the Middle East?

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 07:30 PM · 8 rsvps
St Paul's Church in Brighton, United Kingdom

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After collaborating at last year's Conference, we are delighted to be partnering with Open Doors UK once again. We will be hearing about the central role of faith communities who seek to restore and rebuild Syria and Iraq in the face of persecution, and our response as Christians on the Left.

Speakers will include Zoe Smith from Open Doors UK, as well as Stephen Timms MP (former CotL chair) and guest MPs Kate Green, Stephen Doughty and Helen Goodman.

 


Speaker Training Manchester

Saturday, December 02, 2017 at 10:00 AM · 4 rsvps

POSTPONED:- but we're still super excited to join our friends in Manchester (and outside of Manchester of course) for this day of interactive workshops, media training and networking. 

NEW DATE - DECEMBER 2ND, 2017.

 

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