Presence and Engagement
Presence and Engagement (P&E) is the Church of England's national programme equipping Christians for mission and ministry in the wonderful diversity of our multi faith society. Presence and Engagement is different from inter faith dialogue, although complementary to it. The programme focusses on the task of resourcing the Church for work which will include, but is not limited to, dialogue with people of different faiths.
Birmingham hosts one of England's four P&E centres: Faiths, Neighbours, Changemakers (FNC) in Sparkhill. It exists to:
- Provide a space where people of all faiths and none can meet one another
- Resource people living in a multi-faith society
- Support people as they discover ways of working together to improve and strengthen their local areas.
P&E parishes are those with a substantial population of one or more different faith communities. In Birmingham, we have 78 P&E parishes, in which at least over 10% - and often far more - of the population are of other faiths.
Encouraging and equipping lay and ordained disciples in these areas is an important part of our Transforming Church strategy.
If you would like to receive information on training, events and other resources for those living and working in P&E areas in the Birmingham Diocese, please email Debbie Browning to be added to the P&E mailing list.
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