The CEC Conference 'Equality and Religious Freedom in a Changing World' will be held on: 
Saturday the 1st November 
from 1000 - 1700 (Registration from 0930)


0930 Registration

1000 Welcome

1015 Political Panel – chair Amy Lame

Wes Streeting, Labour candidate for Ilford North, Baroness Liz Barker, Liberal Democrat, Charley Jarret, Conservative Party



1100- 1200 International Plenary – chair Martin Pendergast

Peter Tatchell, Peter Tatchell Foundation, Florin Buhucaneu, Forum of LGBT Christian Groups, Edwin Sesange, Out and Proud Diamond Group, Werner Romero, Ambassador of El Salvador, Maureen le Marinel, UNISON

1200-1250 - First Workshop Session

1.Religious ‘Accommodation’ and equality  in Education and Public services

- facilitator Annette Pryce NUT

Sally Brett TUC, Pavan British Humanist Association 

2.The Future of LGBT campaigning – facilitator Michael Booth, Quakers

Reubes, NUS and David Sharkey, Secretary SERTUC LGBT Network

3.Sexing Spirituality – facilitator Daryl Strawson

Marco Lovestar, Lovespirit and Richard Levy, Pagan Federation

1250-1350 LUNCHTIME

Including Bisexual Caucus

1350-1450  Second Workshop Session

5. Using Social Media to campaign for equality

 –facilitator Derek McAuley Unitarian Church

Symon Hill, Ekklesia 

6. Justice for LGBT Asylum seekers

 – facilitator Paul Penny RMT or Phyllis PCS?

Including Edwin Seange, Richard  Roy Banada

7. Equal Marriage – challenging the straightjacket of complimentarity

 – facilitator Maria Exall TUC LGBT Committee

Savi Hensman writer and theologian, Gerard Loughlin, Professor of Theology

8.Gender, Sex and Spirit

An Interactive workshop with Tina Beardsley SYBILS and Sharon Ferguson


1450 -1550 Plenary Session – chair Derek McAuley

Pavan Dhaliwal, BHA, Temina Kazifor, Muslims for Secular Democracy, Danny Rich, Liberal Judaism, Owen John, campaigner against ‘gay cures’, Paul Penny RMT Rainbow International Fund 

1550-1610 TEA BREAK

1610-1650 Keynote speaker – chair Tracey Byrne

Lord Michael Cashman of Limehouse


1650-1700 Goodbye

Details can also be found on our flyer

To purchase tickets online for this event, please visit our Ticket Source page (please note a small booking fee will apply)

For manual bookings, please email us, or call 07944657841

Please note that we will only have a very limited number of tickets available on the day. You are therefore advised to book in advance

Ticket Prices (including lunch & refreshments during the day): 
Individual (waged): £25
Individual (unwaged): £15
Delegate (local & small organisations): £50
Delegate (national organisations & corporate): £100

Cutting Edge Consortium Consortium,
24 Sep 2014, 12:40