2017 Conference Summary

Things that Make for Peace

 10th-12th March 2017.

Luther King House, Manchester, M14 5JP.
This year we are holding a joint conference with Fellowship of Reconciliation and Methodist Peace Fellowship exploring ways to connect with other peacemakers on local, national and international levels, through a combination of talks and creative workshops.  The event is ecumenical, and open to people of all faiths and none.

We are delighted that Saturday contributors include:

Dr Alan Storkey is an economist, sociologist and artist. He is known for his writing and lectures and for his work on transport and the Arms Trade. Dr Storkey will be delivering the inaugural Colin Scott Memorial Lecture entitled “A Strategy for the War against War”.

Elfrida Calvocoressi, chair of Christian International Peace Service (CHIPS). A former nurse and midwife, Elfrida has been involved in practical, grassroots peacemaking for many years, with a focus on biblical principles of Christian peacemaking.

Liz Firth works for the Church Urban Fund in partnership with the Diocese of Leeds, and was previously Inter-Faith worker at Bradford Cathedral. She links with newly arrived women and seldom-heard groups, and also hosts a community radio programme. She will talk about her project, Faith and Peace, which is working on at Bradford Peace Museum.

Saturday workshops and seminars on a number of practical, spiritual and thought-provoking topics will include:

  • Cities of Sanctuary
  • Peacemaking in practice
  • Interfaith work and peace
  • Education for peace
  • Making peace through creative activism

Saturday Tickets available as well as overnight and weekend places.  (Friday and Sunday will include an address from the Bishop of Manchester, collective worship, and time for reflection on the ways ahead for peace.)

For more information and online booking go to the Eventbrite page

Alternatively you can download a booking formconference-2017-cover and return it to: Tilly Martin, APF, Peace House, 19 Paradise Street, Oxford, OX1 1LD.


Overnight or Weekend tickets – 7th February

Saturday only ticket – 21st February


For further inquiries please contact Tilly on 07494 272595; tilly@apf.org.uk