11th September 2020
Registration is now open for the Life on the Breadline Conference: Faith-Based Activism in Austerity Britain – an online half day academic conference exploring faith-based responses to poverty and austerity.
The conference is free to attend but please register in advance through Eventbrite – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/life-on-the-breadline-conference-faith-based-activism-in-austerity-britain-tickets-90624192399?ref=estw
The workshop will take place online starting at 9.30am and finishing at 12.40pm BST. The link to attend will be sent to people who have registered.
How has austerity impacted people in the UK? What are the implications of this for theology and faith-based social action? Two years into the Life on the Breadline research, this conference grapples with these questions with a particular focus on Christian responses to UK poverty and austerity. In addition to presentations from the Life on the Breadline team, we are pleased to announce two keynote speakers: Human geographer Dr Sarah Marie Hall from the University of Manchester speaking on the legacies of austerity from her recent ethnographies of everyday austerity, and theologian Professor Rachel Muers from the University of Leeds speaking on Christian social action and class.