Faith in This Place: How Is the Christian Church Reshaping Itself in the Future City?

Tim Dobson, Sarah James and Michael Roden

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Faith organisations and buildings have been core to the making and shaping of cities for millennia. At the same time, allegories of heavenly cities and the sacred nature of city sites are common across the world’s religions. In this conversation, The Revd Canon Michael Roden (Bristol Cathedral), Tim Dobson (The Community Church, Southmead) and Sarah James (Faithspace) will be discussing the established and changing ways in which contemporary Christian organisations contribute to, shape and influence city development and city life. This session is the first in a new programme of talks at The New Room, exploring issues of contemporary faith in action. Chaired by Mandy Briggs (The New Room).

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