Hope For Peace In An Insecure World

A Chiswick Churches for Justice and Peace event

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Chiswick Churches for Justice and Peace’s (CCJP) next event (its fourth) is on Tuesday 17 October at 7.30 pm at Christ Church, Turnham Green.

Speakers will include journalist and broadcaster Peter Oborne and Celia McKeon of the Ammerdown Group which published Rethinking Security, a report of a new vision for peace and security.

Peter Oborne

CCJP are inviting people to an evening of discussion on the continuing theme of “Peace in War”. This year’s topic will be “Hope for Peace in an Insecure World”. It follows last year’s topic of ‘Conscience and Choices’ which attracted over 200 people to Our Lady of Grace Parish Centre.

By 1917, the full horrors of the Great War had become ever more evident and with 2017 being the centenary of the Balfour Declaration we are still reminded of the continuing need for justice, security and peace for all peoples.

The evening will be chaired by Chiswick resident, Torin Douglas, formerly BBC media correspondent.

Torin Douglas

Peter Oborne, a regular visitor to the Middle East, writes frequently for Middle East Eye, the Spectator and the Daily Mail. Having just returned from a visit to the Middle East, Peter will discuss the historical events surrounding 1917 and talk about the situation today.

Celia McKeon, coordinator of the Ammerdown Group will talk about rethinking security in a violent world, focussing on non-violent ways of resolving conflict.

Following an interval for refreshments, there will be short readings reflecting the late Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor’s writings on peace. He had agreed to speak at this event about Pope Francis’s 2017 New Year Peace message of peacebuilding through active nonviolence.

There will then be an opportunity for questions to the speakers from the floor before Ruth Cadbury MP, will conclude with some final thoughts.

Admission is free and CCJP will be collecting for a relevant charity at the end of the evening. For further information please visit CCJP’s Peace in War website: www.peaceinwar.org.

October 13, 2017

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