CCJ Trust & Rust 13164CCJ held a breakfast seminar at Freshfields in London on the topic of ‘Trust and Rust – is the decline of trust in society irreversible?’ on Tuesday 10th February. The esteemed panel of speakers was comprised of the Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow MP, Baroness Onora O’Neill, Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission and Mick Davis, Chair of the Jewish Leadership Council.

The discussion was chaired by CCJ Chair Rt Revd Dr Michael Ipgrave OBE, who commented that ‘every sphere [of society] has been marked by a decline in trust.’ John Bercow discussed what politicians can do to elicit greater confidence from the public in politics; Baroness O’Neill argued that greater ‘trustworthiness’ is needed in societies leaders and institutions, and Mick Davis spoke about how businesses could be more transparent and open to create greater trust.

The auditorium at Freshfields was filled with over 100 Jewish and Christian community leaders and city workers. You can follow the post-event social media buzz by checking the #ccjseminar hashtag on Twitter.