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 

Conference Chair;

John Battle 

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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