Mental health, sexuality, gender identity and disability are realities in a changing world which means we need to think differently about who will potentially serve in our short-term programmes. In the past, many people have felt excluded from a short-term mission experience but, in today’s inclusive world, how can we organise and advertise our programmes so that they are accessible to as many people as possible without compromising our own values or making our trips impractical due to the need to provide higher levels of care and support?
Our speakers, Debbie Hawker (ARREST), Graham Fawcett (Thrive Worldwide) and Mark Arnorld (Urban Saints), have experience in these areas to help us navigate the complexity of these issues and show us how we can make provision for those with additional needs so that we can find the right balance. We will also include some practical sessions on key areas relating to best practice.
To be held at Wallis House in Birmingham, this year’s forum will take place on 15-16 October.
The event will start at 2.00pm on Tuesday 15 October and end with lunch on Wednesday 16 October. Price for Global Connections' members is £105 and £135 for non-members.