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.

Friday 8th March 8pm

  • Professor Paul Rogers, Emeritus Professor of Peace Studies at the University of Bradford will speak on “Hope in Troubled Times”, followed by a discussion chaired by Janet Fenton, Vice Chair of Scottish CND.
  • For overnight guests, dinner will be served dinner at 6.30pm and there will be a reflective workshop led by author, educator and peacemaker Reverend Alistair Mckay on Saturday morning at 9am.

Saturday 9th March 10am-5.45pm (Day conference)

  • 10am Rev Dan Woodhouse peace activist and Methodist Minister currently serving in Leeds.
  • 1pm Fabian Hamilton MP for Leeds NE, and Shadow Minister for Disarmament and Peace.

Workshops at 3pm with:

  • Rethinking Security with Celia MckeonRethinking Security is a network of organisations, academics and activists committed to building understanding of what security really means, and of what is required to tackle insecurity
  • Engaging with the Media – changing the narrative for peace with Philip Austin: 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.
  • 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 explores nonviolent approaches for navigating conflict.

Sunday 10th March

  • There will be an opportunity to worship together. And Janet Fenton, Vice Chair Scottish CND will be leading a session on effectively challenging policymakers and governments. The conference will end after lunc

(The arrangements on this program may be subject to change in unforeseen circumstances.)

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.

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