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25 April | London | Prophets & Reconcilers

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Prophets & Reconcilers
Sat 25 April | 10:00-16:00
Maria Fidelis Catholic School

1 Drummond Crescent
London
NW1
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Organised by: Network of Christian Peace Organisations

Who are we called to be to transform the world ?

In the face of structural and cultural violence, militarism, division, and the climate emergency, how can we become the prophets and reconcilers the world needs to inspire radical transformation in our communities, in our world, and in ourselves? The Network of Christian Peace Organisations invites you to join us for a day of spiritual reflection and renewal on the theme of Christian peacemaking. With speakers from a broad range of backgrounds and faith traditions, we will explore nonviolence, bridge-building, grassroots activism, and ways we are called to be spiritual peacemakers - a force for change in the world today.

TICKETS: If cost is a barrier to anyone wishing to attend please contact us to arrange a free or discounted place (you can make a donation on the day) - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Otherwise, please book your place using the link on this page.

PROGRAMME OUTLINE

10am Registration and workshop sign-up: Choose 2 of the 4 workshop options/times

10.30-11.30 Opening Plenary: Radical Transformation of Ourselves and Our Society

Fr. Martin Newell

11.35-12.50 Workshop Session 1 (4 workshop options repeated in the afternoon)

12.50pm -1.45 Lunch

1.45 -3pm Workshop Session 2

3.00 – 3.45pm Panel discussion: Reconciling and Transforming Our Communities

Maz Saleem, Diana Francis, Prof. Andrew Bradstock

3.45 – 4pm Worship and close

Workshop Options: Four options to be repeated at each of the two sessions

1. Faith communities, nonviolence and grassroots peace activism: What works? - Pat Gaffney (Catholic Nonviolence Initiative) and Pete Doubtfire (Roots of Resistance)

2. Working together - practical social action and building bridges: Philip Austin (Northern Friends Peace Board), Henrietta Cullinan (London Catholic Worker)

3. An Ecology of Peace: Working for Peace in the Era of Climate Crisis: John Cooper (Fellowship of Reconciliation), Sue Claydon (Anglican Pacifist Fellowship), Daniel Jakopovich (Quaker Peace and Social Witness)

4. Rethinking Criminal Justice: Teresa Parker (Quaker Peace and Social Witness)