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Blessed are the peacemakers: Exploring a Christian theology of peacebuilding & reconciliation in divided times


18:30 - 21:00
Jun 19th 2019

For this dynamic and interactive evening, our chaplain Dave Tomlinson will be helping us think through what it means to be a peacemaker with today's challenges of division, tension, and conflict.

For more information contact Rebecca Brierley on 07453287925 or rebecca.brierley@stethelburgas.org
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This is a free event but please register for planning purposes

St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation & Peace is a maker of peacemakers, we inspire and equip individuals & communities to contribute, in their own particular contexts, to activating a global culture of peace. We base our work around 4 core values: putting our faith into action, protecting the sacred, collaborating across difference, and finding opportunities in crisis.

For this dynamic and interactive evening, our chaplain Dave Tomlinson will be helping us think through what it means to be a peacemaker with today’s challenges of division, tension, and conflict. Using our 4 core values, Biblical texts, and sharing of our own faith journeys, we will be asking the questions: How is God inviting us to respond? What is our theology of peacebuilding? How can we meaningfully contribute to the ministry of reconciliation between ourselves, God, others, and the earth?

Dave brings a wealth of experience to this conversation as a writer and Church of England priest – a fervent proponent of progressive Christian theology and practice. His books include The Post-Evangelical, How To Be a Bad Christian (and a better human being), and Black Sheep and Prodigals (an antidote to black and white religion). Dave also regularly contributes to BBC Radio 2’s ‘Pause for Thought’ on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show.

All welcome!