Post COVID: The Role Faith Communities can play in rehabilitating European Cities
Power in the 21st century belongs to the problem-solvers. National governments debate and dither. Cities act, cities do.”
Faith institutions have a unique role in leveraging social capital in communities to address key city priorities but also to support marginalized communities. They can be effective in tackling hate crime and extremism and work towards improving social cohesion. CFCF combines the strengths of key leaders in Europe and the UK and is in a strong position to act as a bridge between governments and citizens. Our vision is to promote strategic faith and community collaboration across and between major cities in the UK and Europe. At this time, our most pressing concern as a continent is the COVID pandemic.
This is why we would like to invite you to participate in this online discussion featuring a great panel of experts.
The aim of the discussion is to bring city-based faith leaders, civil society, and authorities and other practitioners - who work within large cities across Europe so that they can learn from each other, share common practice, strategize and see how they can share resources and pool together an effort in helping their cities recover from the strains of the COVID virus.
At a crucial juncture in our modern history, it is crucial that we come together and learn from each other so that we can move forward in a harmonious way, especially with such issues as the rise of the far-right. Faith institutions/groups now more than ever can play a key role in keeping the fabric of society stable and united in solidarity.