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17 mei 2019, 16:00 uur

Church and Peace conferentie en jaarvergadering

Christophorus Hotel, Schönwalder Allee 26/3, Berlin-Spandau, Duitsland

The Church and Peace Annual General Meeting 2019 is taking place from 17-19 May in Berlin-Spandau, Germany.
Carried by the promise 'I will give you future and hope' (Jeremiah 29:11), many members of the Europe-wide ecumenical network Church and Peace have been engaged in active peacebuilding for 70 years, united in a spiritual and political struggle for nonviolence in the as follower of Jesus.

Church and Peace emerged as a result of the peace church dialogues of the post-World War II era. Beginning in 1949, the Historic Peace Churches' European Continuation Committee (Mennonites,
Quakers, Church of the Brethren) and the later Puidoux Conferences – bringing together the Historic Peace Churches and the International Fellowship of Reconciliation with the World Council of Churches (WCC) – developed fundamental reflection on peace theology and practical peacebuilding, which led to the founding of Church and Peace in 1978.

During this weekend in Berlin, we want to look back together and with guests on 70 years of active peacebuilding, give thanks, celebrate and look ahead. We want to reflect on the areas in which we can take action now and in the future to witness for peace in Europe, living out our commitment to the inspiration which gave rise to Church and Peace.

Please register by 20 April 2019 using the registration form.


Friday, 17 May
16.00 Arrival and Registration
18.00 Dinner
19.30 Annual General Meeting I
21.45 Evening prayer

Saturday, 18 May
7.30 Silent worship
8.00 Breakfast
9.00 Annual General Meeting II
10.30 Break
11.00 Annual General Meeting III
12.30 Lunch and Break

Anniversary celebration:

Journey by public transport to the Moabit Reformation Church
15.30 Arrival – Refreshments
16.00 Welcome: The Church and Peace network ‘Then and now: Called to be peace church - living nonviolence - resisting militarisation’
17.00 Greetings by Dr. Dr. H.C. Markus Dröge, Bischop, Evangelical Church of Berlin-Brandenburg-Silesian Upper Lusatia, Berlin; Jan Gildemeister, Executive Director, Action Committee Service for Peace, Bonn; and others
17.30 Ecumenical worship service: ‘I will give you future and hope’ (Jer. 29:11)
18.30 Dinner buffet
19.30 Envisioning the future – Renewed inspiration for our work: ‘What is needed for peace in Europe and beyond? Challenges for the (peace) churches?’
Contributions by: Steve Rauhut, REFO Moabit, Berlin; Andrew Lane, Quaker Council for European Affairs, Brussels; Rebecca Froese, research fellow, Peace Academy Rhineland-Palatinate, Hamburg;
Yasser Almaamoun, Centre for Political Beauty, Berlin (tbc); Dr. Martin Robra, World Council of Churches, Geneva (tbc); Andreas Zumach, journalist, Geneva.
20.45 Open evening; Return to Christophorus Hotel

Sunday, 19 May
8.00 Breakfast
9.00 Morning prayer
9.15 Workshops – Envisioning the future
11.00 Break
11.30 Plenary
13.00 Lunch and Departure

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