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Chance to win a place at non-violence conference

By Amanda Connelly

Justice and Peace Scotland are running an exciting new competition for young people to win a place at their upcoming non-violence conference.

‘Reclaiming Gospel Nonviolence’ will take place at St Mary’s Monastery in Kinnoull, Perth from July 14-16 this year, and will look at how the theme of non-violence is central to Christianity.

The conference will include workshops and discussion on how Scotland can make Gospel non-violence a living reality for the individual, society and the Church.

The conference will also feature guest speakers, including Fr John Dear, a writer and activist who has worked in the field of non-violence and was part of the 2016 conference on nonviolence in Rome; Lucas Johnson, the general secretary of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation; and Pat Gaffney from Pax Christi in the UK, who will hold a meeting for Pax Christi members during the conference.

One fully-funded place on the conference is being offered to an 18-25 year old, who can enter the competition by submitting a short presentation on the subject of non-violence.

This can take the form of a video or audio presentation of no more than five minutes, or a written presentation of no more than 1,200 words, with all submissions to be submitted to: Office@justiceandpeacescotland.org.uk by Friday May 12, along with name, address, telephone number and contact details.

“The actual conference has come about as a result of Pat Gaffney, who is the director of Pax Christi in the United Kingdom,” Honor Hannia from Justice and Peace Scotland said.

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