Faitheism – how can we have better conversations about faith in public life and the workplace?

Bates Wells’ faith-based organisations group invites you to join them for breakfast and a topical discussion on faith literacy.

For the majority of the world’s population, religion plays a significant role in forming personal identity, understanding nationhood, freedom and community, and informing behaviour, relationships and decision-making. Yet in the UK it is often perceived to be an unwelcome or negative factor in both business and public life.

Join us for a discussion on:

  • how faith literacy can improve service delivery and employee engagement,
  • how employers can address conscious and unconscious bias linked to faith,
  • how can faith-based organisations can promote wider faith literacy in workplaces and the public sphere.

Dr Krish Kandiah is the founding director of the fostering and adoption charity Home for Good, a well-known speaker and the author of ten books. His most recent book, Faitheism, explores how to find common ground and shared values across radically different belief groups, focusing on Christianity and Atheism. Krish’s previous roles include being President of London School of Theology and Executive Director of Churches in Mission at the Evangelical Alliance UK. Krish has wide experience of training on faith literacy to public servants, including local authority social workers, the Ministry of Defence, Lambeth Palace and the Palace of Westminster.

Krish will be in conversation with Bates Wells’ Stephanie Biden, who will be sharing learning from having introduced a popular faith literacy programme ‘Faith at Work’ within Bates Wells.