Dates for Your Diary

Dates for your diary, as at January 2019, when Issue 19.3 went to press
A look at what is happening  in various organisations

 

Ecumenical Center, Geneva

Sunday 20th January, 1 pm - Tuesday 22nd, 5 pm

Geneva Agape Foundation/WCC
International Conference of Faith-based Entrepreneurs: Stronger Together:
Spirituality 4.0 in the Workplace

and

International Conference for Christian Investors and Development Agencies: FaithInvest: Building Bridges

How is spirituality in the modern cyber-world 4.0 possible? Talks and workshops on Mobile Phone Prayer and Care; How Faith Inspires Business; Spirituality and Values in Risk and Reputation Management; Spirituality as a Source of Ethics in Business.

followed by

International Conference for Christian Investors and Development Agencies: FaithInvest: Building Bridges

How can investments better reflect Christian values, and Christian development agencies match the needs of Christian investors? Talks and workshops with Churches, Institutional Investors and Development Agencies.
Venue: Ecumenical Center, Geneva, Switzerland
Cost: USD150 (1 conference); USD250 (2 conferences)
Details/bookings: http://gafoundation.world/en/conference/2019-conference.

 

Open University, Cardiff

Tuesday 22nd January 6.00 pm - 8.30 pm
Transform Work UK

'Christians, your workplace needs your faith more than it thinks it does'! - Cardiff
People and organisations thrive if people live out their faith at work. We seek to be honest and trustworthy, so it is easier for people to work with us. How can we help each other bring this joy?
Cost: Free, but £10 donation requested
Venue: Open University, Custom House St, Cardiff CF10 1AP
Details: https://www.transformworkuk.org

 

OBE Chapel, St. Paul's

Wednesday 30th January 2019, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Theos and St Paul's Institute
Forgive us our Debts
Looking at debt in the UK at the personal, corporate, and government levels, and the areas of concern within a theologically-informed moral framework.
Cost: Free, but register for tickets.
Food: Refreshments (pizza) will be provided.
Venue: OBE Chapel, St Paul's Cathedral, London, EC4M 8AD
Details: www.stpaulsinstitute.org.uk/Events

 

Wednesday, 30 January 2019 – 3.00 pm for 3 hours
Christian Aid/Business Network
Salt North East Workshop - Good Investment
At this workshop we will be looking at the topic of ‘good investment’ and how we can achieve a more sustainable financial system. Discussions will include:

how you choose a bank or building society for your cash reserves that promotes financial inclusion
how to make your pensions provider or asset managers more ethical or fossil-fuel free by investing pooled or treasury funds of the company.
how to navigate the landscape of ‘impact investing’, where you explicitly aim to invest in projects and companies that have a clearly identified social or environmental outcome.
Guest speaker: Tim Morgan.

Attendees will be inspired and supported to think about how they can put values to work by leading change in their own business, provoking a community of change across faith and business networks and resourcing change by supporting entrepreneurs in the global south.

Venue: Muckle LLP, 32 Gallowgate, Newcastle, NE1 4BF
Cost: Workshops are free to attend but attendees are encouraged to make a donation towards Christian Aid's work.
Details/bookings: https://www.christianaid.org.uk/business-network/salt-events

 

Tuesday, 5 February 2019 – 3.00 pm
Christian Aid/Business Network
Salt North West Workshop: Putting Values to Work
This workshop will explore how to build a values-based business, and look in more detail about how you can both embed and measure values in business.

We will look at two broad ways in which to create a value-led business model:

Embed sustainability in the business mission and the value statement in aligning sustainability with creating a sustained profit.
Change the business model of the company to clearly state wider sustainability issues, such as a B-Corporation certification or becoming a social enterprise.
This workshop is open to all existing Salt members and any Christian business leader who wants to find out more about how faith and business can unite to tackle poverty.

Venue: BDO LLP, 3 Hardman Street, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3AT
Cost: Workshops are free to attend but attendees are encouraged to make a donation towards Christian Aid's work.
Details/bookings: https://www.christianaid.org.uk/business-network/salt-events

 

Monday, 11 February 2019 – 3.00pm
Christian Aid/Business Network
Salt West Midlands Workshop: Developing a Values-Based Business
This workshop will explore how to build a values-based business. In particular, we will be looking at:

  • What motivates you as a business leader and how does your faith play a role in that?
  • How does your business reflect your values?
  • How do you ensure your business doesn't just make a profit, but impacts people locally and globally in a positive way?

Guest speaker: David Alcock is Head of Social Business at Birmingham law firm Anthony Collins Solicitors, where he leads the firm’s work with co-operatives, community organisations, social enterprises and values-driven businesses. He is a specialist in governance issues in the third sector and co-ops, and is at the forefront of developing new mutual models of delivering public services. He also helped develop good practice in community asset transfer, and resident-led estate regeneration. David has also been a key part of helping the wider firm think about its mission, its purpose and its values.

Venue: Anthony Collins Solicitors 134 Edmund Street Birmingham B3 2ES.
Cost: Workshops are free to attend but attendees are encouraged to make a donation towards Christian Aid's work.
Details/bookings: https://www.christianaid.org.uk/business-network/salt-events

 

Shepherd's Dene

Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th February
CHRISM (CHRistians in Secular Ministry)
Busking Theology and MSE 
Have you ever wondered how to busk theology in your work ?
Our speaker Jim Francis suggests that at the core of all MSE thinking is improvisation.
Venue: Shepherds Dene, Riding Mill, Northumberland, NE44 6AF
Cost: £180 (members and spouses); £190 (non-members)
Details/bookings: http://www.chrism.org.uk/events.htm

 

Tuesday 12th March, 6.00 - 8.15 pm
Transform Work UK
Liverpool Christian Workplace Event 
If you live or work in the Liverpool area and are keen to meet other workplace Christians, this informal networking event is for you.
Venue: Adelphi Hotel, Ranelagh St, Liverpool, L3 5UL
Cost: Free, but £10 donation requested
Details/bookings: https://www.transformworkuk.org

 

Friday, 15 March 2019 – 10.00 am
Christian Aid/Business Network
Salt Exeter Workshop - Business & Creation

Should we worry about changes to the climate? Are these simply welcome signs that Jesus will return soon? Or do the ‘signs’ of climate change point to a very different truth?

There are more and more calls to reshape our understanding of creation and our place within it, and to be more faithful to a scriptural vision of a humanity ‘in communion’ with creation, not dominating or exploiting it. We need to understand what is happening and to find the meaning in it. And we need to find sources of hope, so that we might be inspired to take action.

Taking inspiration from Christian Aid's report 'Song of the prophets: a global theology of climate change' we will explore how we can develop businesses in communion with creation and the practical actions we can all take to be changemakers in our businesses

Attendees will be inspired and supported to think about how they can put values to work by leading change in their own business, provoking a community of change across faith and business networks, and resourcing change by supporting entrepreneurs in the global South.

Workshops are free to attend but attendees are encouraged to make a donation towards Christian Aid's work.

Venue: Stephen Scown Curzon House, Southernhay, West Exeter, EX1 1RS.
Cost: Workshops are free to attend but attendees are encouraged to make a donation towards Christian Aid's work.
Details/bookings: https://www.christianaid.org.uk/business-network/salt-events

 

St. Peter's Vere Street

Saturday 30th March, 10:00am - 6:00pm
LICC (London Institute for Contemporary Christianity)
Lovingly Present; Lovingly Disruptive Re:Work 
This Conference not only explores pressing questions of modern-day discipleship and applies them to the workplace, but also offers the chance to spend an hour one-to-one with a mentor in a similar sector.
Venue: LICC, St. Peter's Church, Vere Street, London W1G 0DQ
Cost: £15, or two tickets for £25
Details/bookings: https://www.licc.org.uk/events-training/

 

 

Westminster College, Cambridge

Friday 5th - Sunday 7th April
Faith in Business
2019 Faith in Business Spring conference:
Devoted Living: Work as Worship 

Come to be challenged, inspired and renewed. Return to your workplace as a more effective leader – a leader people love to follow. An inspirational leadership retreat.
Venue: Westminster College, Madingley Rd, Cambridge, CB3 0AA
Cost: £335.00
Details/bookings: https://www.faith-in-business.org/