We aim to encourage free discussion and engage in meaningful debate around the themes of faith, politics, public life, and social action.

The ‘Faith in Politics Network’ is a forum giving young professionals a chance to meet and network. The inspiration for the Network came from the thought-provoking and enriching experiences of interns on the ‘Faith in Politics’ internship scheme.

Alumni of the scheme had long voiced a desire to take this work forward beyond the year of the internship, and into the many and diverse areas in which we work.

We invite alumni of the internship and other young professionals to share in these important conversations about our changing society.

What does the Network do?

The Faith in Politics Network hosts events at which we discuss political, religious and social issues, followed by opportunities for socialising and networking. We also have a monthly newsletter which highlights events, job opportunities, and other items of interest.

We have held a fascinating range of discussions, all well-received by those who attended, including a number of ‘Faith in Politics’ alumni.

Past Events

Some of our past events have seen attendees enjoy…

  • Broadcaster Adrian Chiles speaking about his faith, football, and being a Catholic in the media.
  • Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson discussing faith, politics, disability and sport.
  • A panel discussion on women, Catholicism, and politics.
  • A debate on the future of the EU and its relevance to young people.
  • A screening of ‘The Divide’ – a documentary about young people striving for a better life in the USA and UK.
  • A panel discussion on a Catholic response to domestic abuse.