This is a joint conference by the Anglican Pacifist Fellowship, Fellowship of Reconciliation, and the Baptist, Methodist and URC Peace Fellowships
Professor Paul Rogers, Emeritus Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University
Janet Fenton, Vice Chair of Scottish CND, will share the chair to speak on “Hope in Troubled Times”
Rev Dan Woodhouse who made headlines for breaking into a BAE Systems airbase in Lancashire .
Fabian Hamilton MP for Leeds North East, and Shadow Minister for Disarmament and Peace argues that the UK .
Celia Mckeon from Rethinking Security
Throughout the weekend you can enjoy presentations, workshops, fellowship, good food, time for reflection, & engaging conversations. Or just book for the day on Saturday 9th March.
find out more and bookings: https://www.anglicanpeacemaker.org.uk/apf-conference-pathways-to-peace/
This film is being shown through the Leeds Palestinian Film Festival and is to mark International Womens’ Day.
Women are at the forefront when an uprising breaks out in 1987. Naila, an iron willed young woman in Gaza, promotes non-violent struggle, and must make a decision between love, family & freedom. This film premiered to great acclaim internationally in 2018. It gives a unique insight into the role of women in leading peaceful protest during the ‘First Intifada’.
Q&A following the film.
Tickets on the door, entry is free – suggested donation £5.
The Commission originally organised a presentation of this film last October.
However, we know that a number of people who wanted to attend were unable to do so. Well, here’s a second chance!
Fr Peter Kravos has organised a presentation of the film at the University of Leeds ecumenical chaplaincy building and anyone else is also welcome to attend. The Emmanuel Centre is just by the main entrance to the University – near where the Parkinson building with the big clock tower is located – and next door to a Caffe Nero if you arrive early (NB we originally advertised this event as starting at 6pm when it will actually start at 6:30pm. Fr Peter says that refreshments will be available before the start of the film if you do arrive early).
The session is to help people:
Find out about organisations supporting refuge and asylum in Leeds
Identify the varied volunteering opportunities/roles that are available
Consider the skills and experience you have to offer
Have an opportunity to ask questions and gather information
Please email Tina at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place
The day will start with the normal 10:00 Saturday community mass and it will be finish by 4pm at the latest.
This day is free to attend (there will be a collection to defray expenses).
Please book a place by sending an email to email@example.com