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A Date for your Diary….

The next meeting of the Forum on 18th October (2.00-4.00pm) will explore the challenging theme of ‘Faith and Domestic Violence’. Dr Kristin Aune will share insights from her current research project on the Church and domestic violence and Professor Hazel Barrett will talk about her extensive research into Female Genital Mutilation [FGM].

Everybody is welcome at this free event, which will be in room 145 Jaguar Building, Gosford Street, Coventry University but please email Chris Shannahan to let us know you’re coming – 


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The Forum meets three times a year, either at Coventry University or in faith/community group buildings across the city. Since the birth of the Forum we have explored the following themes –

  • ‘Building a Peaceful City’ (May 2016)
  • ‘Strangers No More – Life After Brexit’ (September 2016)
  • ‘Swords into Ploughshares? Religion, Peace and Violence’ March 2017)
  • ‘Life on the Breadline: Poverty, Politics and Faith in the 21st century’  (June 2017)
  • ‘Religion and Domestic Abuse’ (October 2017)



Speakers at the Forum have included

Professor Robert Beckford [Canterbury Christchurch University], Professor Harris Beider [CTPSR], Professor Mike Hardy [Director CTPSR], Revd Dr Sarah Hills [Coventry Cathedral], Lucy Salek [Islamic Relief], Laura Payne [CTPSR], Niall Cooper [Church Action on Poverty], Dr Chris Shannahan [CTPSR], Dr Kristin Aune [CTPSR] and Professor Hazel Barrett [CTPSR].



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