This was the title of our 2014 AGM and open meeting. It was focussing on ‘Them’ and ‘Us’… how to tell real stories of the Faith Communities in Bristol.
Unfortunately our speaker Tim Pemberton was unable to attend and we couldn’t arrange another speaker despite our best efforts. However, under the direction of our Chair Tracey Lewis, a vibrant discussion took place and many agreed that one of the good news items to come out of the conference was that people from diverse backgrounds talked and learnt together.
One of the main weaknesses identified during the debate was that there are no nominated known community representatives who can be called upon by the media to respond to current news issues of the day. The BMFF need to work with community representatives on this issue. The question is, how best do we find able individuals who would feel confident to engage with the media at a short notice? Perhaps some training could be arranged if there was sufficient interest.