Hope for Peace in an Insecure World


Tuesday 17th October 2017 at Christ Church, Turnham Green, W4 5DT

Poster 2017Chiswick Churches for Justice and Peace’s (CCJP) next event is on Tuesday 17th October at 7.30 pm at Christ Church, Turnham Green, W4 5DT. Speakers will include journalist and broadcaster Peter Oborne and Celia McKeon of the Ammerdown Group:Rethinking Security.

Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor was to have spoken. Following his recent death there will be readings reflecting his thoughts: “There will be no peace in our world without justice”.

CCJP are inviting people to an evening of discussion on the continuing theme of “Peace in War”. This year’s topic will be “Hope for Peace in an Insecure World”. It follows last year’s topic ‘Conscience and Choices’ which attracted over 200 people.

The evening will be chaired by Chiswick resident, Torin Douglas, formerly BBC media correspondent. There will be an opportunity for questions from the floor and Ruth Cadbury MP will conclude with some final thoughts.

Admission is free and CCJP will be collecting for a relevant charity at the end of the evening.

By 1917, the full horrors of the Great War had become ever more evident and with 2017 being the centenary of the Balfour Declaration we are still reminded of the continuing need for justice, security and peace for all peoples.

  1. Welcome – Simon Rodway OBE, CCJP Chair and Revd. Denis Adide, Christ Church, Turnham Green, Chiswick
  2. Introduction by the event Chairman – Torin Douglas, MBE
  3. 1917 and 2017: Events then and thoughts on today’s war zones – Peter Oborne, journalist and broadcaster
  4. Rethinking security in a violent world – Celia McKeon, coordinator of the Ammerdown Group
  5. Readings: “There will be no peace in our world without justice” – thoughts of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor and introducing the 2017 New Year Peace Message of Pope Francis
  6. Discussion – Audience and speakers, chaired by Torin Douglas
  7. Personal Reflections – Ruth Cadbury, MP for Brentford and Isleworth
  8. Closing thoughts and prayer – Simon Rodway

There will be a break for tea and coffee at approximately half-way through the above programme.

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