Building Peace from the Ground Up

Saturday 13th March 2021

online via Zoom

In the past years Church and Peace invited members and friends of the Britain and Ireland region to a day conference in Birmingham. In 2021 we will move this event online and warmly invite you to join a day conference of talks, workshops and worship exploring how to respond to hate, and how to build the church up as a place active for peace.

It will be held via zoom and is organised by Church and Peace and the Fellowship of Reconciliation UK.


10:15 Opening

10:30 Keynote on Tackling Hate with Lisa Cumming, followed by Q&A

11:30 Break

11:50 Workshops:

a) Lobbying for a Better World with Andrew Tomlinson

b) How to Counter Hate Speech? with Erin Green and Bob Shine

c) Peace in Daily Acts of Worship with Jan Sutch Pickard

13:00 Lunch Break

14:00 Welcome Back

14:10 Keynote on Peace and Church in 3 Dimensions – How to Make the Church a Place of Peace in a Fractured World? with Rev Dr Sharon Prentis, followed by Q&A

15:10 Break

15:30 Workshops:

a) Learning from Luton – Building Peace and Resisting Hate While the Far Right on the Rise with Rev Peter Adams

b) Practical Steps Towards Real Anti-Racism with Winnie Gordon and Jill Marsh

c) Open Space with you?

16:30 Closing Plenary

17:00 End

You can still register for the online conference day!

Workshops and Speaker Introductions

Have a look at our conference workshops and choose already which one to join!