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Peace is not a fairytale – Church and Peace
February 23 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Peace is not a fairy-tale – we have to work to make it happen.*
‘Let us do what leads to peace and builds our common life’ (Romans 14:19)
During this day of reflection and discussion, which Church and Peace is organising in collaboration
with Fellowship of Reconciliation UK, we will think about some of the deep divisions in our society
and hear from people who are working towards healing these divisions and bringing people together.
Keynote speaker will be Rev Al Barrett, an Anglican vicar who has been involved in an exciting
journey of community building on a Birmingham estate over the last eight years.
Panel and discussion:
• Rev Inderjit Bhogal (Methodist), co-founder of the City of Sanctuary movement over twelve years
ago and still committed to this vision; he is now working on building a network of Churches of
Sanctuary which will provide welcome, support and advocacy for asylum- seekers and refugees.
• Charmian Kenner from Lambeth More In Common will describe how community groups from Lambeth,
including South London Interfaith Group, met their counterparts in Boston (Lincs) following
extremely different voting patterns in the EU referendum, in order to understand each other’s
experiences and points of view.
• Ruth Tetlow has many years’ experience in interfaith activities in Birmingham and will be
discussing with us one of her latest projects, which involves bringing different faith groups
together around the issue of climate change.
Workshop/discussion groups will take place in the afternoon.
The event is free of charge.
Please register by 12th February 2019