Letting in the Light: Positive steps for peace in a turbulent world


Date(s) - 20th April - 22nd April
All Day

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Hinsley Hall, 62 Headingley Ln, Leeds LS6 2BX

Keynote speaker: Kim Leadbeater from the Jo Cox Foundation

Kim Leadbeater is the sister of murdered MP Jo Cox. Kim will be talking about community cohesion, and sharing ways we can create peace in our relationships on a local level. The Jo Cox Foundation was set up in memory of Jo Cox MP, a Labour MP who was murdered in 2016. During her life Jo worked tirelessly for justice and peace, especially in areas of conflict. Kim’s work with the Jo Cox Foundation encourages people to work together with individuals and organisations that share the commitment to a fairer, kinder and more tolerant world. She believes that, working together effectively, we are greater than the sum of our parts. The Foundation seeks to amplify the voices of all those who believe that compassion, understanding and optimism are signs of strength and not weakness; it involves people who know that it is not enough just to talk about what can make communities stronger or to complain about injustice, indifference or cruelty, but that we must all take positive steps to turn vision into reality.

Also featuring Black Lives Matter on being good allies, Initiatives of Change on peacework in Lebabanon, the Oasis Hub on youthwork  with gangs, and Alice Farnhill from Coventry Cathedral about reconciliation.

John Bond is from Initiatives of Change. He will be speaking about his involvement in peace-making and reconciliation in Lebanon. Telling ,in particular, the extraordinary story of how Christian and Muslim leaders previously engaged in violent conflict have taken courageous steps to be reconciled and to work together for peace.

Stu Thomson is currently the Head of Youth Services at Oasis Hub Waterloo. He works on youth provision around Waterloo including the transformative Oasis Youth Support programme which engages with young people who have accessed the A&E department at St Thomas Hospital due to youth violence. Stu has worked with young people in London for over 20 years and has extensive experience of working with young people and volunteers with local and national faith-based groups and charities.

The event focuses on equipping us all with positive steps to take for peace in our communities – local, national and international. Including creative workshops, worships and plenty of time for socialising.

The Faith and Peace exhibition, organised by APF and the Peace Museum, will be on display and is well worth a visit.

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