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
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.
Conference 2019 will work with Church Action on Poverty who are undertaking a three year project to challenge the Churches about where they put their resources. It will hear from ‘communities of praxis’ who are already involved on the margins, and engage in social analysis and theological reflection from the perspective of those on the margins.
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.
Revd Deirdre Brower Latz: has worked as a pastor in urban/marginalised communities in Bristol and Manchester and lectures at the Nazarene Theological College in Manchester.
Professor Anthony Reddie: the leading scholar in the practice of Black theology in grassroots communities of faithful practice.
We will also hear inspiring and challenging stories from churches and groups that are living out the vision of a ‘church of the poor’ – being church on the margins of our society. (Speakers and chair for this session to be confirmed )
John Battle, former Labour MP, Chair of Leeds Justice & Peace Commission
There will be workshops from a range of organisations and speakers, all looking creatively at how our churches can be more open to people on the margins.
Children and young people
Children and young people are a vital part of the NJPN conference. There will be a crèche for children under 5 and a programme of activities for 5–11-year-olds. 12–18-year-olds will explore the conference theme in an active and thought-provoking weekend.
NJPN is committed to the protection of children, young people and vulnerable people. People of all ages and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to attend conference. Our rates for children and people on low incomes are subsidised. We count on the generous donations of those who can afford a little extra to make that possible
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