Formerly the 'Integral Project Dinner'
The EdComm Dinner began its life as the 'Integral Project Dinner' in 2009. It was launched to promote the integration of faith and learning within schools. Its inspiration was the very influential Charis Project that has been conducted by the Stapleford Centre in Nottingham for over a decade. Through that Project, teachers in Britain acquired access to a plethora of booklets on how to teach the mandated curriculum Christianly.
The EdComm Dinner continues that tradition and seeks to promote the integration of faith in education. It is about translating a biblical worldview into every aspect of school life. Over its years it has had a focus on encouraging individual schools to initiate their own projects through which a biblically-based approach to education can be embedded within the culture of their schools. Along with a keynote address, the highlight of each dinner is hearing the stories of how different schools have made progress in integrating faith in the life of their school community.
The EdComm Dinner does not offer simple, slick solutions. It provides a network of like-minded Christian educators, supporting one another to ‘light lots of little fires’ through which education can be a transformative force in Anglican schools. It provides encouragement to schools, Stage and faculty groups as well as individual teachers to initiate school-based projects which integrate Christian faith in an authentic manner with educational practice.