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Identity & Belonging: Collaborative Conference
17th October 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm£40
A collaborative conference between Faith in Older People, Interfaith Scotland, Stonewall, Marie Curie and Edinburgh University Chaplaincy
Tuesday 17th October 2017 : 10am-4pm
Burgh Halls, Linlithgow
Fundamental to our spiritual, emotional and physical well-being is our sense of personal identity and where we feel we belong. We often make assumptions about where other people belong based on, for example, work, class or religion. We need to challenge these assumptions and to make a space to consider what we as individuals understand as our own ‘self- identity’ and how this is affirmed by those around us.
This collaborative conference will consider the issues from different perspectives – faith and culture, end of life, sexuality and spirituality and how they interlink.
The aim of the conference is to address:
‘Where does our sense of identify and belonging come from? How does religion, culture, sexual orientation, class and family influence our sense of being human and our attitudes to our society?
Our conference aims to discuss these issues and to consider practical action that could be taken to engender a stronger sense of ourselves as members of different communities and as citizens.’
Speakers Rev Dr Harriet Harris MBE – Edinburgh University Chaplaincy
Maureen Sier – Interfaith Scotland
Maureen O’Neill – Faith in Older People
Sophie Bridger – Stonewall
Richard Meade – Marie Curie
Lord Bracadale – Chair of the Independent Review on Hate Crime Legislation
Format Roundtable discussions
Style Informal and participative
Please register at www.fiop.org.uk stating any additional requirements
Cost: £40 which includes coffee breaks and lunch