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Hope in Conflict. Can we find hope in times of conflict – personal, communal, international?

News item from the Corrymeela Community, a Body in Association of Churches Together in England. 

Day event

November 17th 2018, with Pádraig Ó Tuama, poet and theologian, leader of the Corrymeela Community is open to those of all faiths and none. The venue is the Alumni auditorium, The Forum, Streatham Campus, University of Exeter, Stocker Rd, Exeter EX4 4PT:  9.30 registration for 10.00 – 4.15.

Programme

Discover creative ways to deal with conflict, from practitioners in different contexts.
 
Rev Simon Taylor, Baptist Chaplain, will chair. 
Keynote address by Pádraig, followed by panel discussion. Group discussions:

Jo Berry, founder of charity Building Bridges for Peace, whose father died in the Brighton bombing and whose dialogue with Pat McGee, sentenced for his part in the bombing has inspired others to choose a non-violent ­solution;

Jude Taylorson, a Zen Buddhist, acupuncturist and therapist: Peace in oneself, Peace in the world;

Louisa Burnand, of the Centre for Peaceful Solutions, who has worked at Dartmoor prison helping prisoners to develop new ways to communicate:  From Conflict to Contribution – prisoners making a difference;
 
Jayme Reaves, a public theologian who will include the religious traditions of hospitality as a means to bring people together. A theme she offers is: Dispelling the myths: Peace, forgiveness, justice, reconciliation, sin, and hospitality.
 
Brother Jonathan Herbert & Brother Hugh, Anglican Franciscan friars from Hilfield Priory Somerset, on a Franciscan view on peace and reconciliation.         
 
Bishop Peter Price, co-founder and Chair of the Burns-Price Foundation, making grants to young people seeking to make peace and build community. He also works with PeaceJam and Conciliation Resources, international charities. His group is entitled: Things that Make for Peace - signs of hope.
 
Pádraig will lead a group on Brexit and the Book of Ruth.
 
The Multifaith Chaplaincy of Exeter University: Creative working in a multifaith team.  The team is celebrating its 10th anniversary as multifaith and is hosting this event alongside the South West Corrymeela Group.
 
Lunch is not included, so please bring sandwiches, or buy at various outlets in the Forum.
Tickets are available now from https://store.exeter.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/education-student-experience/events/hope-in-conflict
 

Rhythms of Peace

A poetry reading in support of the Corrymeela Community, Northern Ireland’s oldest Peace and Reconciliation organization. At 7.00 pm St Luke’s Chapel St Luke’s Campus Heavitree Road EX1 2LT
 
The poets reading with Pádraig will be Alwyn Marriage, Lawrence Sail, Richard Skinner and Dana Littlepage Smith.
Doors open for pre-poetry wine/juice: 7.00 – 7.30pm
 
Please let us know in advance (contact below) if you require disabled access, as there are a few steps into the Chapel, after level access outside.
 

Ecumenical service

Sunday 18th November at 10.30: Pádraig will be the guest preacher at an Ecumenical Christian service in the Southernhay United Reformed Church, Dix’s Field Exeter, EX1 1QA.

Details, more information and booking links are here

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