Hope in Conflict

Hope in Conflict

Can we find hope in times of conflict – personal, communal, international? A day conference which aims to discover creative ways to deal with conflict, from practitioners in different contexts.

Start Date:
Saturday 17th November 2018
Start Time:
The Alumni auditorium, The Forum, Streatham Campus, University of Exeter, Stocker Rd, Exeter EX4 4PT
Liz Vizard
01392 668859
Pádraig Ó Tuama, plus a panel chaired by Revd Simon Taylor
£20/£10 students
@HopeinConflictCorrymeela (Facebook)


Rev Simon Taylor, Baptist Chaplain, will chair.

Keynote address by Pádraig, followed by panel discussion.

Group Discussions:

Leaders: 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, a workshop: 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 Friary, Dorset, 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 two 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.

Rhythms of Peace - an evening session after the main conference at 7.00 pm St Luke’s Chapel, St Luke’s Campus Heavitree Road EX1 2LT

A poetry reading in support of the Corrymeela Community, Northern Ireland’s oldest Peace and Reconciliation organization.

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. Poetry reading 7.30 – c. 9.30pm

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.

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.

Those of all faiths and none will be very welcome to join us.

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