Diaspora Churches and Public Engagement

Activity: Public engagement and outreachWorkshop


Diaspora churches are growing across the United Kingdom. London and other metropolitan cities are home to thriving churches and congregations from Africa, the Caribbean, Asia and Latin America, changing the religious landscape of the nation. Roehampton is recognised as a leading centre for research on African and Caribbean majority churches and their engagement in the public domain. This day conference focuses on three strands of that engagement with local communities, local government and local / national politics. The conference will feature contributions from Dr Richard Burgess, Dr R David Muir and Dr Andrew Rogers who will share insights from their research and how it impacts practice. The problems and pitfalls and benefits of public engagement will particularly be in focus. The conference will be interactive in format, with invited panellists facilitating our reflections on key issues emerging during the day.
Period29 Feb 2020
Event titleDiaspora Churches and Public Engagement
Event typeConference
LocationLondon, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • Diaspora churches
  • Black majority churches
  • Public Engagement
  • Planning system
  • Community engagement
  • Political engagement
  • Local government