NJPN on-line conference - Post-pandemic Church

  • Ellen Teague

A mini-conference by zoom has been organised by the National Justice and Peace Network of England and Wales (NJPN) in place of the postponed NJPN annual gathering in mid-July. More than 200 people are already registered.

Post-pandemic Church: Paralysed or Energised? Recovered or Re-imagined?
Saturday 18th July 2020 10.30am - 3.30pm

Session 1: 10.30am-12.00

Forgotten People

Session 2: 2.00-3.30pm

How will we respond?

There will be reflection on the post-pandemic Church. In the light of the Gospel message and Pope Francis' Catholic Social Teaching documents of Laudato Si' and Evangelii Gaudium, how do we begin to build a just society and 'Care Our Common Home'? This will lead us into preparing for next year's postponed NJPN annual conference '2021 - Action for Life on Earth'.

In Session 1 Colette Joyce of Westminster J&P will speak on 'Homelessness; Nick Hanrahan of the Jesuit Refugee Service will speak on 'Refugees'; Kevin Flanagan of St Antony's Centre for Church and Industry in Trafford will give input on 'Marginalised', and Clare Dixon of CAFOD will provide 'Global Perspective'. There will be break out discussion groups. The session will be chaired by Paul Bodenhan, J&P Fieldworker in Nottingham Diocese. Opening and closing liturgies will be led by young people from Hallam Diocese who normally assist with liturgies at the NJPN Conference.

Session 2, titled 'How do we respond?' will be built around a talk by Fr Joseph O' Hanlon, and then break out groups and a plenary session. A priest of Nottingham diocese, Fr O'Hanlon is a biblical scholar and writer who has taught in seminaries and universities for many years. He has a lifetime's experience of adult Christian formation. The chair will be Anne Peacey, NJPN Chair. The opening and closing liturgies will be led by Marty Haugen, a liturgical composer and pastoral musician based in the United States. He has composed a special chant for the occasion, inspired by Laudato Si' and called, 'Our Common Home'.

Tickets free, available until 10 July.

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Contact 020 7901 4864 or email [email protected]

New dates for the postponed 42nd Annual Justice & Peace Conference:

'2021 - Action for Life on Earth'

23-25 July 2021

Swanwick, Derbyshire.

Tags: NJPN, Colette Joyce, Nick Hanrahan, Jesuit Refugee Service

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