“Nonviolence Works! An opportunity for the Christian community to engage in creative peacemaking” – Leeds

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“Nonviolence Works! An opportunity for the Christian community to engage in creative peacemaking” – Leeds

3rd October 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Catholic Non-violence initiative

Marie Dennis (author and co-president of Pax Christi International) and Maria Stephan (senior policy fellow at the US Institute for Peace)

Present their work on the joint Vatican/Pax Christi International initiative on Nonviolence and Just Peace.

The way we go to war and deal with international conflicts has been dominated by the concepts of ‘just war’, which makes assumptions about the nature of the state and humanity, and presupposes that war can possibly solve international conflicts. Theories and practice in nonviolence dispute this, showing that nonviolence and nonviolent action can create long lasting and transformative changes in our lives and in the world. In this workshop, ‘Nonviolence Works!’

Marie and Maria will share their international experience (including their participation in the Pope’s initiative to incorporate nonviolence teachings into the Catholic Church’s approach to international conflict and war) with students to explore how nonviolence is a political approach that works in local, national and international situations.

All welcome!

2-4pm – Workshop for A level and University students – to book please contact: Dr Rachel Julian. R.julian@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

5:30-7:30pm “Nonviolence Works! An opportunity for the Christian community to engage in creative peacemaking”at Leeds Beckett University – sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/nonviolence-works-tickets-36653995086

Location: Rose Bowl Lecture Threatre A (RB241)

Details

Date:
3rd October 2017
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Tags:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/nonviolence-works-tickets-36653995086

Organiser

Leeds Beckett Peace Studies
Email:
r.julian@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Venue

Leeds Beckett University
Portland Cresent
Leeds, Yorkshire LS1 3HB United Kingdom
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