sharing visions of a good society

Church Action on Poverty's annual conference
Stoke-on-Trent Civic Centre
Saturday 30 January 2016

Good Society conferencevisions of a good society

Churches and communities across the UK are taking part in Good Society conversations – exploring what must be done to build a Good Society, listening especially to voices from poor and excluded communities.

At the conference, participants from those conversations will join Church Action on Poverty’s supporters to share our visions of the Good Society – and discuss how we can work together to make those visions real.

beyond food banks? the right to food?

The growing scandal of food poverty and hunger in the UK is one of the biggest obstacles to building a Good Society.

At the conference, we’ll hear from grassroots groups who are fighting to secure their basic human right to adequate food – and you’ll learn how you can be part of the growing movement for food justice.

draft programme

10:30am Registration
11:00am Welcome; prayers and blessing by the Bishop of Stafford
11:15am Good Society stories and themes
12:00am Roundtable Good Society conversations
1:00pm Lunch
2:00pm Beyond Food Banks? The Right to Food? (presentations and video)
2:30pm Right to Food panel and roundtable discussions
3:30pm Close of main conference
3:35pm Church Action on Poverty AGM
4:00pm Close


The conference is at Stoke-on-Trent Civic Hall in Stoke city centre. The building is fully accessible, and well connected to public transport links. We will send out maps and directions when you book your place at the conference.

book your place now!

(Call 0161 236 9321 if you would prefer not to book online)

Church Action On Poverty, Unit 28 Sandpiper Court, Water’s Edge Business Park, Modwen Road, Salford M5 3EZ

Telephone 0161 872 9294 or email

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