Reconnecting Politics With People

Thu 22/10/15 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Two of our most original thinkers about politics, power and faith, Arnie Graf and Danny Kruger, discuss how politics can re-connect with people. Graf is a veteran community organiser, a mentor of the young Barack Obama, and a former close adviser to Ed Miliband; Kruger directs a charity helping prisoners at risk of re-offending and, as a special adviser to David Cameron, was a leading advocate of the Big Society, ‘compassionate Conservatism’ and the need for the party to embrace social justice.
Graf and Kruger are associated with different political traditions, but both have been closely involved in the links between faith and political action. Both are often critical of the dominant models of politics, highlighting the importance of values and human relationships. Their conversation - which will be moderated by Isabel Hardman, assistant editor of The Spectator, is likely to spark new thoughts about how change can be brought about.

Refreshments from 6.00 pm.

6.30pm - 8.00pm, followed by wine reception.