Public debate: Can places of worship be shared?

The University of Liverpool’s School of Architecture will host the third Baroness Warsi Foundation Modern Places of Worship debate on Friday November 25.

The event, organised in partnership with the Empowering Design Practices Project, will explore the role of places of worship in communities, and how these spaces can be shared for different activities, peoples and faiths.

A free event, it aims to bring together diverse voices from across communities and sectors in Liverpool, and is open to anyone interested in exploring the future of places of worship and their place in our communities.

Chaired by Lord Alton of Liverpool, the panel of speakers will include:

Dr. Andrew Crompton, Head of the School of Architecture, University of Liverpool

Daniel Leon & Matthew Lloyd, two of the architects behind the tri-faith prayer space, the Friday, Saturday, Sunday project

The Archbishop of Liverpool, the Most Revd Malcolm McMahon OP

Sophia de Sousa, Empowering Design Practices project research team & Chief Executive, The Glass-House Community Led Design.

Baroness Warsi said: “Shifting demographics, sustainable design, and advancing technology, all pose fresh challenges and opportunities for places of worship. How they respond will shape the future of faith in the UK.  Shared spaces are a key part of this discussion. We’re looking forward to hearing from our panel of speakers and audience in Liverpool.  We’re grateful to Dr Andrew Crompton and the University of Liverpool for hosting this event.”

Modern Places of Worship takes place on Friday 25 November from 3pm to 5pm at the University of Liverpool’s School of Architecture. Tickets are free but registration is essential, visit for yours.

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