Blessed are the Peacemakers
Wednesday 14 March 2012
Tullyglass Hotel Ballymena
Rural Community Network, in association with Churches Community Work Alliance, would like to invite you to attend a conference and workshop which will highlight the work churches are doing to encourage peace building within local communities.
The conference will provide space for CCWA and RCN to listen to the concerns and barriers that churches and church congregations are facing when endeavouring to undertake peace–building work.
These ‘listening days’ are focused on helping churches and their congregations to identify the opportunities and barriers they face when engaging in community–based peace building work.
A number of guest speakers have been invited to share their experiences of community development and peace–building work with you. Derek Poole of CCWA will set the context of the work from a biblical perspective, taking account of the current Northern Ireland situation. Rev. Robert Miller, Church of Ireland, Mervyn Ewing, Methodist Minister and Father Sean Nolan, Roman Catholic Priest, will all give examples of the work they have done within a community context.
CCWA and RCN are interested in using the findings from these days to support and work alongside churches and their congregations to build lasting peace in Northern Ireland.