This conference is a collaborative project of St Mary’s University, Twickenham, Tearfund and Caritas (Diocese of Westminster).
Poverty is a major issue in today’s world, and its alleviation and elimination are rightly high on the agenda of governments, churches, and concerned people worldwide. This interdisciplinary and international conference will advance reflection and action on poverty.
The conference conversations themselves are deeply rooted in the mutual relationship between early Christianity and today’s world. We shall achieve this by bringing together in dialogue experts in early Christianity and in modern strategies for alleviating poverty, to enable people today to understand and engage with poverty.
Speakers will address the issues in accessible ways for those involved with charitable bodies, churches, and mission and development agencies. Each session will focus on a theme seen from both the modern world and early Christianity. Further conversation, discussion, debate and questions will promote good dialogue.
We want to ‘put our money where our mouth is’, and so part of the registration fee will contribute to the work of Riverbank Trust, a local charity which works with vulnerable single mums and their families in Richmond. There will also be opportunity during the conference to contribute to this work.