During the pandemic, ‘local’ has taken on a renewed importance. The needs, characteristics and opportunities in our communities have been seen in different ways. A new role for the ‘local’ has emerged in the political landscape too, as ‘levelling up’ and regional and national identities are given new prominence. And, across the UK, grassroots organising is bringing new power to campaigning for change.
The Joint Public Issues Team’s 2022 national conference will begin here, with the local.
- What does social justice look like where you are?
- Where do we find hope in our neighbourhoods?
- What can we learn from those who are already doing this work?
- How can local change be part of changing the bigger picture?
How can we unearth hope and seek justice From the Ground Up?
This one-day conference will invite you to join with us to explore how we can listen to our communities, amplify local voices and connect these together to work for change at national and international levels.
From the Ground Up will offer two styles of conference on the same day.
- There will be an online conference, making the most of Zoom technology with dedicated spaces for interaction, workshops and encouragement.
- At the same time, we will host an on-site conference in London, with physical spaces that are mindful of public health requirements.”
workshops will cover a range of issues including…
- Environmental justice, with JPIT
- Tax justice, with Church Action for Tax Justice
- Refugees, with RESET UK
- Community organising, with Citizens UK
- Peacebuilding, with ECCR
- Racial justice, with Richard Reddie
- Healthcare, with Fran Kissack, URC Hospital Chaplain
- Housing for all, with Housing Justice
- Poverty and inequality, with the Poverty Truth Network
- Theology, with Revd Simon Woodman