The symposium on ‘Childhood, Faith and the Media’ is a plenary of the Leverhulme Trust-funded ‘Faith on the Air: a religious educational broadcasting history’ project at the University of Worcester. This one-day conference will provide an opportunity to engage in research-informed discussion of issues in religious broadcasting for children and young people in historical and contemporary perspective.
There are three confirmed keynote speakers: Professor Stephen Parker from the University of Worcester, the lead investigator of the ‘Faith on the Air project; Aaqil Ahmed, the Head of Religion and Ethics at the BBC; and Lat Blaylock, RE Adviser at RE Today Services and editor of RE Today magazine.
In addition, there will be an exhibition about the history of religious education broadcasting on display for the duration of the symposium. The cost for the day, including lunch and all refreshments, will be £45.00 The call-for-papers is now open and proposals are invited on any aspect of the interfaces of childhood, faith and the media, especially in relation to radio, television or by digital means.