Imagining Peace with Pádraig Ó Tuama at the Royal Foundation of St Katharine in Limehouse
2018 was the centenary of the end of the First World War - ‘the war to end all wars’. Since then, there has not been a single day when the world has been at peace. This day explores why.
- Start Date:
- Saturday 30th March 2019
- Start Time:
- Royal Foundation of St Katharine in Limehouse, East London (www.rfsk.org.uk)
- Pádraig Ó Tuama
- St Paul's, London
2018 was the centenary of the end of the First World War - ‘the war to end all wars’. Since then, there has not been a single day when the world has been at peace. Why is peace so hard, and conflict so universal?
Jesus says that blessed – happy – are the peacemakers. But he doesn’t say it’s easy. In this reflective day, we will look at peace and conflict within ourselves, in our communities and in politics. We will explore the obstacles and opportunities for transformation through Bible stories, our own experiences, and the stories we tell about ourselves and others, including Pádraig Ó Tuama’s experiences of peacemaking and conflict resolution in Northern Ireland.
Pádraig Ó Tuama is a poet and theologian based in Belfast. He teaches on religion, storytelling and conflict resolution, and is the leader of the Corrymeela Community, the longest-established ecumenical peace and reconciliation community in Northern Ireland. His books include In the Shelter: Finding a Home in the World and Daily Prayer with the Corrymeela Community.
The day includes reflective worship, lunch and other refreshments and takes place at the Royal Foundation of St Katharine in Limehouse, East London (www.rfsk.org.uk). We are very grateful to St Katharine’s for their hospitality in co-hosting our reflective days.