Equalities and Social Justice: No Peace without Justice

14 October 2020
14:30 - 16:00

Martin Luther King asserted that ‘True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice[1]’.  At times of great upheaval it’s only human to long for a ‘quiet life’, to feel helpless and perhaps to turn away from shocking news headlines about horrors that don’t seem to touch us personally. 

In 2020 the ‘all in this together’ emergency of the global pandemic has forced us to pay attention to the suffering and the individual injustices behind news headlines of the global refugee crisis, Black Lives Matter movements, and an explosion of food poverty among British schoolchildren.   It has, perhaps, made us all want to do better at working for a more just and equal society where everyone gets an equal chance.

We’re delighted to invite your students to our first Equalities, Social Justice and Peace conference, where we’ll discuss how violent conflicts grow in climates of ignorance and indifference and hear from individuals working at the sharp end to raise awareness and create a more just and inclusive society for refugees and others who currently suffer because of conflict.  We’ll also discuss how to have the difficult conversations that challenge denial, apathy and prejudice in our own communities so we can all be more courageous in embracing the tension of working together to grow a more just and peaceful society for  everyone.  We hope you can join us.

 

Venue
This conference will be a webinar.

Audience
Open to all students

Booking
Booking opens here soon

 

[1] King, Martin Luther, Jr. Sermon at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, 1956, Montgomery, Ala. The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. Volume VI: Advocate of the Social Gospel, September 1948 – March 1963

University of California Press at Berkeley and Los Angeles 2007

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