16 September 2013
Christian events at party conferences - 2013
Christian groups of the country's leading political parties are holding special events throughout conference season.
Liberal Democrat Christian Forum
The forum has an exciting programme of events lined up for the Liberal Democrat Party Conference in Glasgow this year.
The Conference runs from 14-18 September at the SECC in Glasgow. LDCF will be there throughout the conference, with a stand in the exhibition centre and at least one event every day. There is something for everyone, with events ranging from a Catholic Mass to a Free Churches Breakfast. Our key fringe debate is on the first day, and is entitled 'Liberal Democrats Do God'. It will launch our new book of the same name - and with both contributors and an atheist on the panel, it should be a good debate!
For more information, see the flyer outlining all the activities.
Christian Socialist Movement
The Christian Socialist Movement will be holding a range of events throughout the Labour party conference from 22-25 September in Brighton.
Events include the Sunday Church Service on 22 September on the theme of 'A New Exodus – liberation from modern-day slavery', featuring Pete Greig of 24/7 Prayer.
The Sunday training event is entitled 'Those Who Show Up' and involves an evening of storytelling and workshops from those engaged in politics locally and globally.
Talks throughout the conference include one around the theme of ending domestic abuse, another on the state of the banking industry and others on capitalism and keeping money local.
For further details on all these events, visit the CSM website.
Conservative Christian Fellowship
The CCF will be holding party events throughout the Conservative party conference from 29 September – 2 October.
These events are free to attend and are on a first come first served basis so registration is strongly advised.
They will be hosting three prayer breakfast meetings along with their annual party conference church service and exhibiting in the Party Conference Zone inside Manchester Central (the host event for the Party Conference). Please do read below for more details about our events:
Party Conference Annual Church Service - Monday 30 September, Audacious Church
This event has become the most well-attended fringe event at the Party Conference and they are anticipating having up to a thousand Christians from different denominations and traditions attending the event as well as the media.
The church service theme this year is 'Greater Hope, Greater Love, Greater Manchester' and will take place at Audacious church, 7:30-8:45pm (doors open at 7pm). This event will see churches; MPs and other key figure in politics come together in celebration of the greatness of God at work through the Church. Special guests including the,The Rt Revd C P Edmondson, Bishop of Boltonand there will be worship from the !Audacious worship band.This event will send a very clear and important message to the government that the Christian faith is alive and well and impacts society.
Special guests include former Bolton Wanderers footballerFabrice Muamba and guest speakers include Rob White and The Rt Revd C P Edmondson, Bishop of Bolton. There will be live worship from the Audacious band and music from Cheshire GoGospel Choir, along with other acts.
The event will be free to attend, however you will need to register here.
Party Conference Prayer Breakfasts - Monday 30 September - Wednesday 2 October 2013, Don Giovanni's Restaurant
The CCF prayer breakfasts take place at Don Giovanni's Restaurant, 7:30-9:30am. These meetings will offer individuals the opportunity to hear from speakers from key Christian organisations who deal with issues of Modern Day Slavery, Religious Freedom and International Aid, along with key MPs who will respond to these issues. For more information, visit their website.