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International Conference on Multi-Faith Spaces

21st – 22nd March 2012, University of Manchester, UK

This conference will bring together key outputs from the three year
research project Multi-Faith Spaces: Symptoms & Agents of Religious and
Social Change, funded by the AHRC/ESRC under the Religion and Society
Programme. The project considers how individuals from different
religious and cultural backgrounds might be brought together,
concretely, within new types of ‘faith space’ that are often
simultaneously religious, spiritual and secular. The conference will
coincide with the launch of a touring photographic exhibition.

Further details can be found at: www.manchester.ac.uk/mfs

In addition to presenting our findings, we hope to encourage
contributions from stakeholders within the extended project, alongside a
number of individuals working in the area of multi-faith provision (from
academic, professional or practitioner backgrounds). To facilitate
conversations across disciplinary boundaries, we envisage a range of
attendees and contributors from academia, architectural practice,
chaplaincy, interior design, public policy, and a host of other fields.

We are currently preparing our programme, and would welcome expressions
of interest within the following areas (note: this list is not
exhaustive, and other contributions are encouraged):

– Multi-faith theologies and spatial practice
– Theorising multi-faith space
– The architecture of multi-faith space
– Design and ‘best practice’ issues in multi-faith space
– Public policy around multi-faith space
– Multi-faith space as sacred space
– The management of multi-faith space

Please indicate whether you would be interested in:

Contributing a long paper (20 min. presentation)
Contributing a short paper (10 min. presentation)
Taking part in a panel
Contributing to a workshop
Attendance only

Further information regarding registration and programme will be sent in
early October 2011. We currently envisage that there will be no cost for
the conference itself, with limited bursaries for meals/refreshments,
travel and accommodation, considered on a case-by-case basis.

We look forward to hearing from you