Reclaiming Gospel Nonviolence:
14-16 July 2017, St. Mary’s Monastery Kinnoull, Perth, PH2 7BP
A conference on the centrality of active nonviolence in Christianity with John Dear and Lucas Johnson.
The broad theme of the conference is to explore the centrality of active nonviolence to Christianity:
- Recent Roman Catholic thinking at the Vatican conference in April 2016, and in the 2017 Papal message for the International Day of Peace show signs of a move away from the just war paradigm.
- The Anglican Communion in its marks of mission vows to challenge violence of every kind and pursue peace and reconciliation.
- The World Council of Churches recently commended the study and adoption of the principles and practices of active nonviolence, as the most legitimate and appropriate means of countering discrimination and oppression and of breaking the cycle of violence.
This conference will look at ways in which Christians and other faith communities are acting nonviolently, and also provide space for discussion and planning as to how we can act in Scotland so that Gospel nonviolence can become more of a reality for individuals, the church and our wider society.
The conference will start at 5pm on Friday (dinner included) and end after lunch on Sunday. We hope you can join us for the whole weekend. However, the theme and programme will still be coherent and complete if you’re only able to attend for the Saturday.
For more details contact David Mumford: firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is organised by the Fellowship of Reconciliation in partnership with Justice and Peace Scotland, Pax Christi, the Church of Scotland, and the Anglican Pacifist Fellowship, and supported by the Scottish Episcopal Church