The conference runs between 12 noon on Tuesday 26 February and just after lunch which is at 1pm on Thursday 28 February.
Tuesday 26 February
Registration opens at 12 noon with lunch at 1pm. The first plenary session begins at 2pm followed by workshops. The day ends at 9pm
Wednesday 27 February
8.30am–9pm, a mix of stimulating workshops and plenary sessions with breaks for refreshments, lunch and dinner
Thursday 28 February
The day will begin with a Conference Act of Worship at 8.30am and finish with lunch at 1pm after a shared Eucharist
The full timetable can now be downloaded by clicking here.
Through taking part in the conference we expect that you will have:
- Shared stories and experiences of conflict in your respective Christian communities – the good, the bad and the ugly
- Identified the different shapes and sizes that conflict comes in
- Understood how conflict has different effects on people and that they handle it in different ways, some more effective than others
- Reflected on experiences of handling diversity and managing conflict found in the Bible
- Heard and been inspired by practitioners and theologians who are working at the forefront of tackling different approaches to conflict in the church
- Considered the ways conflict might be a sign of opportunities for change within the church and how we might we see God at work there
- Discovered different options for intervention and their relative strengths and weaknesses
- Been open to the Spirit through time set aside for topics and issues that arise during the conference
- Identified ways in which the church can harness the creative power of conflict
- Shared a commitment to advancing conflict transformation and know where to find support on that journey
Note: At the time of going to press, this programme was deemed to be correct. However, we reserve the right to alter or cancel any part of the programme due to unforeseen circumstances.