Senior Faith Leadership Programme

Senior Faith Leadership Programme

While training for faith leaders is wide-ranging and varied, nowhere in the UK are mid- to senior religious decision makers trained in leadership skills side by side. 

The Senior Faith Leadership Programme is intended to deepen encounters between those who are serving the Abrahamic communities in Britain, whether in a lay or clerical capacity. Its focus is on developing leadership – which by its nature is an inter-disciplinary phenomenon. Leadership of communities affects people from all walks of life and concerns the diversity of human experience.

A Just Transition for the Food System

In Partnership with RSA Food, Farming and Countryside Commission 

It is now widely accepted that to tackle successfully the triple challenge of the climate, health and nature emergencies, the food system will have to make wide-ranging structural changes. This will have a huge impact on the businesses and organisations within the sector, many of whom are already working up plans and strategies to shift business models to meet the demands of a changing world.

The July report of the RSA Food, Farming and Countryside Commission took a whole systems approach to the food system, emphasising the many interdependencies and connections across sectors. The aim of this Consultation is to bring together different parts of the system – from production, processing, foodservice, retailers and public health – to explore how to ensure the food system transition is fair and just for businesses, communities and citizens alike. We want to explore the kind of food system we want for the UK and ask what role will disruptive new industries play? Will we need to shrink the ultra-processed food and drink sectors to meet health targets? Where might the stranded assets be and how can we reduce the risks for employers and employees? What role can divestment play? What is the future of food sector work with innovations in technology and AI, and what would ‘good work’ look like? Can short and direct supply chains really work in local food systems?

City futures that ‘leave no-one behind’ What have we learnt from our experiences of the last 30 years?

In Partnership with International Institute for Environment and Development

This consultation will draw on the experience of participants who have worked with grassroots organisations and federations to address housing and other needs at scale in cities in low- and middle-income nations over the last 30 years.  Looking to the future, how might we increase the scale, scope and effectiveness of these organisations, not least in light of current and future risks posed by climate change? What priorities should be set? What funding systems can support this work? How can we ensure that no-one is left behind?