The think-tank Theos have just published a new report on social cohesion, which will be interesting brain-food for college managers, equality and diversity officers, chaplains and others in the FE sector concerned with the creation of cohesive college environments. There are some interesting reflections on the ways in which ‘faith’ has been understood within discourse on social cohesion. You can download the report here. (Recommending you read it does not imply WMCFEC’s official endorsement – simply that it is good food for thought!).
A Very Modern Ministry is the new report by think-tank Theos on the nature and impact of chaplaincy. Author Ben Ryan discusses FE too, noting how further education chaplains do much more than simply pastoral work with students. A number sit on equality and diversity committees, advise college managers on how to handle faith-related issues, and help negotiate where difficulties arise. Some also provide staff training on matters of religion and belief. Read the full report online at: http://www.theosthinktank.co.uk/files/files/Modern%20Ministry%20combined.pdf