Pathways to Peace Conference 2019

Pathways to Peace 2019

Join us as we hold our annual conference, 8th – 10th March 2019 at Hinsley Hall in Leeds.

With a focus on challenging the military mindset and finding alternative pathways to peace.

On Friday evening, Professor Paul Rogers, Emeritus Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University and Janet Fenton, Vice Chair of Scottish CND, will share the chair to speak on “Hope in Troubled Times”

On Saturday 9th March speakers and workshops will include:

Rev Dan Woodhouse made headlines for breaking into a BAE Systems airbase in Lancashire alongside Quaker friend Sam Walton. The base was producing and maintaining warplanes for use in war crimes in Yemen by the Saudi led coalition.  Dan is a Methodist Minister currently serving in Leeds.

Fabian Hamilton MP for Leeds North East, and Shadow Minister for Disarmament and Peace argues that the UK has the institutional capacity to formulate, influence and implement international strategies to promote peace. And that these resources should be used to strengthen the liberal and social democratic values of human rights, democracy, poverty reduction and global governance.

Rethinking Security with Celia MckeonRethinking Security is a network of organisations, academics and activists who share a concern about the current approach to national security in the UK and beyond. The network is committed to building a much richer understanding of what security really means, and of what is required to tackle insecurity and build a more just and peaceful world.

Engaging with the Media – changing the narrative for peace with Philip Huggins: What is the role of news and other media in reflecting and shaping attitudes to peace? This workshop will explore different aspects of engaging with news and other media on peace concerns. It will be a chance to reflect on the change of narrative that is needed and to explore practical ways the skills
and approaches that might be used to this end.

Civil Courage with Oliver Roberson: How do we respond to challenging situations in order to de-escalate aggression and avoid verbal or physical violence?  This workshop explore nonviolent approaches for navigating conflict and finding constructive progress through disagreements.

Throughout the weekend you can enjoy presentations, workshops,  fellowship, good food, time for reflection, & engaging conversations.

Janet Fenton, Vice Chair Scottish CND & Reverend Alistair Mckay author, educator and peacemaker will also be leading sessions over the weekend.

Weekend and Saturday only tickets available.  We also offer bursary places. For more information on any aspect of the conference email Tilly:

Book early to avoid disappointment! Complete the online booking form here. For more details, see the Booking Form Conference 2019

The conference is open to all and is being held jointly with Fellowship of Reconciliation, URC Peace Fellowship, Baptist Peace Fellowship and the Methodist Peace Fellowship.