Anabaptist Network to host event on reconciliation

By agency reporter
February 8, 2016

The Anabaptist Network are hosting an important event on peace and reconciliation on 12 March. Can Enemies Become Friends? will take place at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church from 10.00am  to 4.30pm.

A core conviction of the Anabaptist Network is: "Peace is at the heart of the gospel. As followers of Jesus in a divided and violent world, we are committed to finding non- violent alternatives and to learning how to make peace between individuals, within and among churches, in society and between nations."

So we have organised this day conference and invited a number of friends to help us pursue this commitment to learn more about reconciliation and peace-making.

David Porter is the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Director for Reconciliation. He is an experienced community relations activist, peacebuilding practitioner and community theologian and has thirty years’ experience in regional, national and international faith-based organisations. He will present two plenary sessions:

• ‘Who do you say that I am?’ Exploring the issue of identity and suggesting that conflicts are best understood as identity-based conflicts.

• ‘Peace without God?’ Breaking down a false dichotomy between vertical and horizontal reconciliation and valuing the repair of human relations even where there is no explicit divine component.

Workshops on various dimensions of reconciliation and peace-making will be led by members of the Anabaptist Network and friends from Christian Peacemaker Teams and Christian International Peace Service. There will also be books and resources available.

Please book your place (£20 or £15 concessions) here.

* The Anabaptist Network is a network of individuals, communities and organisations:

It searches for authentic expressions of discipleship, mission and church, in a post-Christendom culture in which Christians are on the margins, it learns from the Anabaptist tradition and values its insights.

* Christian Peacemaker Teams:

* Christian International Peace Service:

* Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church:


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