Can places of worship be shared?
On Friday November 25, the Liverpool School of Architecture hosted the third Baroness Warsi Foundation Modern Places of Worship debate.
The event, organised in partnership with the Empowering Design Practices Project, explored the role of places of worship in communities, and how these spaces can be shared for different activities, peoples and faiths.
Chaired by Lord Alton of Liverpool, the event brought together a diverse set voices from across communities and sectors in Liverpool. Other speakers included Dr. Andrew Crompton, Reader and former Head of the Liverpool School of Architecture, Daniel Leon & Matthew Lloyd, two of the architects behind the tri-faith prayer space, the Friday, Saturday, Sunday project, The Archbishop of Liverpool, the Most Revd Malcolm McMahon OP and Sophia de Sousa, Empowering Design Practices project research team & Chief Executive, The Glass-House Community Led Design.
Baroness Warsi said: “Shifting demographics, sustainable design, and advancing technology, all pose fresh challenges and opportunities for places of worship. How they respond will shape the future of faith in the UK. Shared spaces are a key part of this discussion... We’re grateful to Dr Andrew Crompton and the University of Liverpool for hosting this event.”