Faith in Conflict

Coventry Cathedral hosted a sold out conference with 220 delegates on the theme of 'Faith in Conflict between 26th and 28th February 2012. Looking at a variety of situations and styles of conflict management. The Reverend Dr Sam Wells, Vicar of St Martin-in-the Fields in London, addressed the conference as the first keynote speaker. He noted that the mood of conflict among Christians is often characterised by exasperation and impatience. Exasperation, because the parties to the conflict, along with reconcilers, tend to be of the view that "if all were faithful, there would be no conflict; thus the enemy must be either stupid or perverse”.

The conference was addressed by a variety of speakers that including Juston Welby, the new Archbishop of Canterbury. The papers and audio files are available for the wider church from the link below.

Access the reports from the website of Coventry Cathedral here.

Coventry Cathedral photo

Jim Currin, 04/03/2013
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