Voices for Peace
A conference on peacemaking
Come reflect – and act – on non-violence and peace making
A framework for ecumenical theological reflection, spirituality and praxis geared to peace and non-violence will be shared. Learn about creative current initiatives advancing peace and non-violence; engage with peace-oriented poetry, music, and visual art; and take concrete steps to ensure our collective voices are heard on issues of war and peace facing Canadians.
Jim Forest is the International Secretary of the Orthodox Peace Fellowship. He has, for over 50 years, worked alongside of Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton, Thich Nhat Hahn, Henri Nouwen, Daniel Berrigan, and others to resist violence, war, and nuclear proliferation. Jim spent time in prison for engaging in civil disobedience during the Viet Nam war.
Shad Kabango, better known by his stage name Shad or Shad K, is an award-winning Canadian alternative hip-hop recording artist and broadcaster. Social justice themes form the core of his creative vision so Shad will be speaking from his heart on the importance of being an authentic artistic voice for peace.
Program Officer of Project Ploughshares
Arms Trade and Forced Displacement: The case of the Canada-Saudi Arabia Arms Deal
Sister Mary-Ellen Francoeur, SOS (Sisters of Service)
Religions for Peace Canada, Pax Christi USA, the Fellowship of Reconciliation and the Voice of Women for Peace
Rooting Peacemaking Activism in Contemplative Practice
Fr. Robert Holmes, CSB (Congregation of Saint Basil)
Heads the Basilian Centre for Peace & Justice
Disarming the Heart: Our Own and the that of the Oppressor
Canada Coordinator for the Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT)
Living Nonviolence as a Christian Peacemaker
Assistant Professor of Religion and Theology, Redeemer University College
Restoring Peace in Places of Conflict
Executive, Science for Peace and Chair, Nuclear Weapons Working Group
Nuclear Disarmament: Hope and Despair
Tickets available through Eventbrite.com (bit.ly/2BEZ4LS)
- General $25
- Students $15
For more information contact Colette Halferty at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 416-925-3745