Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 18:30 to 20:30

The need for peacemakers is more necessary than ever as conflict erupts along lines of ethnicity, religion, class, gender or generation.

With that in mind, we have organised five training workshops consisting of a screening of films on outstanding peacemakers at work, followed by facilitated discussion. They are aimed at anyone who is interested in exploring peacemaking or actively engaged in it, at community and national level. They will learn new skills by reflecting on others’ approaches. They will take place on Thursdays in May at Greencoat Place, from 6.30pm (refreshments) to 8.30pm.

2 May: The Man Who Built Peace – The Frank Buchman Story
9 May: For the Love of Tomorrow
16 May: The Imam and the Pastor
23 May: An African Answer
30 May: Beyond Forgiving

The Imam and the Pastor
Director: Alan Channer - 40 mins (Trailer)
Imam Ashafa and Pastor Wuye fought each other in defending their communities in Northern Nigeria in the early ‘90s. Now they are co-directors of the Kaduna Interfaith Mediation Centre, training teams of pastors and imams to be mediators in flashpoints across Nigeria and beyond. The film tells how they made the remarkable transition. After the film, there will a facilitated discussion on what can be learned from their qualities and strategies.

Peter Riddell, Convenor of IofC’s Agenda for Reconciliation programme, will facilitate the workshops. He has devoted over four decades to trustbuilding particularly with people who have suffered from Britain’s colonial rule.

Please see the flyer for more details.
For further information, email Peter Riddell

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