The Role of Faith in Healing Divided Communities - Faith United 2020 - A symposium organised by Brotherhood of the Cross and Star



With regret, we the ABAS executives have taken a very difficult decision to postpone the upcoming Faith United 2020 symposium. This is because of the recent magnitude of the unanticipated public health and safety issues posed by the rapidly escalating COVID-19 outbreaks and contagion. The new date for this event is Saturday the 10th of October 2020. We encourage everyone to follow the strict health information and advice on the COVID-19 while we extend our heartfelt thoughts to all those already affected by this illness. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We appreciate all the support offered. Kindest regards Mitchell Eboigbe ABAS Chairman.

About The Event

"The role of faith in healing divided communities"

Faith United 2020 is a one day forum which seeks to address the fundamental issues which lead to individual, family and community breakdown and aims to develop a shared vision for spiritual regeneration. The event is organised by the Association of Brotherhood Academic Scholars (ABAS) of Brotherhood of the Cross and Star (BCS) UK.

What is Brotherhood of the Cross and Star?

Brotherhood of the Cross and Star (BCS) is a universal spiritual movement which emphasises the essential oneness of humanity and the creation. It is a registered UK charity promoting practical Christianity.

What Is ABAS

The Association of Brotherhood Academic Scholars (ABAS) is the academic fellowship of Brotherhood of the Cross and Star. ABAS is involved in promoting spiritual well-being in our communities, particularly among the youth.


The aim of the symposium is to open a discourse between faith and community groups and to develop a way forward in ensuring positive outcomes for our communities. Speakers and participants will include representatives from different faiths as well as community organisations and other stakeholders.


  1. To develop understanding, cooperation, and networking between various faith groups in a bid to foster peace and unity.
  2. To create dialogue and develop ideas and strategies in discouraging violent and anti-social behaviour in society.
  3. To dialogue with and encourage active participation in youth and other community groups.
  4. To develop closer working relationships between faith and community groups and media organisations.

Event Speakers

Here are some of our speakers

Sef Townsend
-Guest Speaker

Founder Member Community of Jews and Muslims and Founder of Storyteller

Paul Blakey MBE
-Lead Speaker

Founder Street Angels, CNI Network, Co-founder Faith and Police Togheter

Jeremy Goring
-Guest Speaker

Archbishop Brotherhood of the Cross and Star United Kingdom

Mary Maryan Osebor
-Guest Speaker

Mount Zion Youth, Eternal Sacred Order of Cherubim and Seraphim (ESOCS)

Sister Sheeba Levi-Stewart
-Guest Speaker

Rastafari Movement [UK] Repatrations and Repatriation

Professor David Irefin
-Guest Speaker

Federal University of Lokoja, Nigeria.

Event Schedule

Here is our event schedule

Arrival and accreditation.

Keynote address and lead speech.


Interactive session to be anchored by (yet to be decided).

Drafting and Adoption of communique.

Closing and press conference by organisers.

Event Venue

Event venue location info and gallery

Millennium Gloucester Hotel and Conference Centre

The Millennium Conference Centre has 26 function and meeting spaces of varying sizes, With a capacity of 500 guests for a theatre arrangement and 420 guests for a banquet style event.

Contact Us


Olumba House, Falmouth Road, London SE1 6 RT

Phone Number

+44 7919938098

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