Don’t miss the National Justice and Peace Network Annual Conference from Friday 21 July to Sunday 23 July 2017 at The Hayes, Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire.
Entitled ‘A Sabbath for the Earth and the Poor; the Challenge of Pope Francis‘ the conference will seek to help us understand current realities; find ways to live out and advocate a different value system; and provide a space for creativity, celebration and contemplation.
Speakers will include:
Dr Ruth Valerio is Global Advocacy and Influencing Director for Tearfund, working to mobilise churches around the world to become agents for change and equip them for integral mission. She is the author of Just Living: Faith and community in an age of consumerism, and L is for Lifestyle: Christian living that doesn’t cost the earth. She lives in Chichester with her family.
Fr Peter Hughes, an Irish Columban priest, has spent most of his life as a missionary in Peru, working in some of the most impoverished communities in Lima. He is an advisor to the Instituto Bartolome de las Casas, working in programmes of leadership and social justice. A former executive secretary of the Department of Justice and Solidarity of the Council of Latin American Bishops, he continues to be a theological advisor.
Kathy Galloway is an ordained minister of the Church of Scotland and was leader of the Iona Community from 2002-2009. She is currently head of Christian Aid Scotland. She is also a published poet, author and hymn writer.
Plus Poverty Hearings —hearing from those with direct experience of poverty. The conference chair will be our own Susy Brouard, (Theology Programme Advisor for CAFOD since 2002) and the Celebrant will be world-renowned eco-theologian Fr Sean McDonagh.
Don’t miss it!