This year’s MODEM annual conference, run in association with the Susanna Wesley Foundation, will take place on Tuesday, 1st December. Given the restrictions due to Covid-19, they may run a blended model with both virtual and physical participation possible. More details will follow shortly on this page and at MODEM’s website.
MODEM is a national ecumenical Christian network, which encourages authentic dialogue between exponents of leadership, organisation, spirituality and ministry to aid the development of better disciples, community, society and world.
Theme for the 2020 conference
There is understandable scepticism that the social and political structures that affect everyday life can be held to account. It is not difficult to find poor performance that hasn’t been challenged, systemic problems that are repeatedly investigated without real change and public policy that lets down those most in need. This day conference will look head on at the challenges of accountability whilst opening up your own work to the same questions.
Three people who are in positions of being held to account and holding others to account will be asked to open up about the challenges they face. Key issues will be drawn from this and participants given an opportunity in small groups to reflect upon them. Colleagues wishing to attend and reflect together will be welcome. Alongside this Dr Helen Cameron (Practical theologian and Research Associate, Centre for Baptist Studies, Regent’s Park College, Oxford) will summarise some of the current academic thinking about accountability and relate it to themes in Christian theology.