Gathering in Glasgow on Conflict and Faith
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and Adelaide Place Baptist Church, Glasgow
Thursday 31st October, 10:00 – Saturday 2nd November, 12:30, 2019
(registration available from 09:00 on Thursday)
The Aviemore Conference in 2009 drew together over 200 participants on the theme
‘Christianity, Conflict and the Soul of the Nation.’ In 2013 the Coventry ‘Faith in Conflict’
conference brought a similar number together. Practitioners, church leaders and members
engaged at both events to explore responses to conflict from a faith perspective. You are
invited to gather with us in Glasgow to continue and deepen this exploration.
The aim of the Gathering is
• to respond to the hunger for reconciliation and peace in our churches and communities
• to develop and sustain the art of conflict transformation, reconciliation and peace building
• to nurture the network of skilled practitioners that supports this work
• to strengthen the unique contribution churches and faith communities make to the work of conflict transformation
• to discover peace-making skills you never knew you had
Keynote input confirmed from
David Brubaker, Associate Professor of Organizational Studies at the Centre for Justice and Peacebuilding, Eastern Mennonite University.
Sarah Hills, Vicar of Holy Island, Honorary Canon for Reconciliation at Inverness Cathedral, and Canon Emeritus of Coventry Cathedral.
Brendan McAllister, Corrymeela Member, Senior Mediation Advisor with the UN and a Senior Associate of ‘mediatEUr.’
Place for Hope/Ruth Harvey, a leading Mediation and Conflict Transformation provider amongst church communities in Scotland and beyond.
Costs will be kept to a minimum, and will include various accommodation and low-income options. More details and bookings will be available in early April 2019.
This event is eligible for Study Leave funding for ministers