41st Annual Justice and Peace Conference
26-28 July 2019
The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick
National Justice and Peace Network with Church Action on Poverty
Revd Dr Keith Hebden:
Author, organiser and activist with an enthusiasm for how faith can be made public and political again.
Prof Robert Beckford:
Professor of Theology and Culture in the African Diaspora at Canterbury Christ Church university
Former Labour MP
Chair, Leeds Diocese Justice and Peace Commission
Pope Francis calls us to be ‘… a Church which is poor and for the poor’. To be with those on the margins as equal partners, enabling them to find their own solutions to the issues they face.
Join us in 2019 to explore mission, theological reflection and social action with people who have been pushed to the margins of society by poverty.
How can we build churches that……….
- are interested in building the kingdom, not growing the church;
- listen to voices from the margins
- expect to be challenged and changed by our neighbours,
- put an emphasis on sharing food and hospitality;
- are hungry and thirsty for justice.
We will also hear inspiring and challenging stories from churches and groups that are living out the vision of a ‘church for the poor’ – being church on the margins of our society.
Save the date, perhaps we’ll see you there!
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