Commemorative Service for the centenary end of the First World War on Sunday 11 November at St George’s Cathedral. Photo: Desire Mallet.
By Theresia Titus
The 2018 Peace Conference was held on the weekend of 10 and 11 November at St George’s Anglican Cathedral to acknowledge the centenary end of World War I.
Justice, Ecology and Development Office (JEDO), an archdiocesan agency, as well as other members of the Social Justice commission, sponsored the event.
The two-day conference aim to explore and promote peace “in the context of international, national and community settings”.
A commemoration service was held on the morning of 11 November to acknowledge Remembrance Day, which was attended by Auxiliary Bishop Donald Sproxton, Sr Margaret Scharf OP, and JEDO Director Carol Mitchell.
Speaking to The eRecord, Sr Margaret said it was essential for the Catholic Church to respond to the invitation to attend and engage in the conversation as the Conference promoted matters critical to the teachings of Jesus Christ.
The Perth Peace Conference is this weekend, November 10 & 11 and we don’t want you to miss out!
This is your last chance to book into the Perth Peace Conference while there are still tickets available!
We have a huge, high-quality line up set to inspire and challenge you:
Dr Sue Wareham OAM, President of the Medical Association for Prevention of War Australia.
Rev Dr Chris Walker, Uniting Church theologian.
Dr Joel Hodge, Catholic Girardian theologian.
Prof Caroline Fleay, Associate Professor at the Centre for Human Rights Education, Curtin University.
Prof Carmen Lawrence, Professorial Fellow at UWA discussing environmental drivers of global conflict.
Felicity McCallum, Indigenous PhD scholar at Charles Sturt University.
Jim Morrison, Executive Director of Bringing Them Home WA and Chair of the WA Stolen Generations Aboriginal Corporation.
Samya Jabbour, Palestinian Christian.
Alphonse Mulumba, co-founder of the Young Migrant Leadership Program (Young MILE).
Sophie Stewart, Social Reinvestment WA.
plus local activist legends Fr Chris Bedding, Jo Vallentine and Rev Neville Watson!
Don’t forget that the weekend includes a special commemorative 100yr Armistice service at St George’s Cathedral on Sunday morning followed by an inter-faith panel discussion on “How can faith help bring about peace in our world?”
The Perth Peacemaking Conference is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to engage with this special line-up of academics, faith leaders and activists.
The ticket price includes lunches, morning and afternoon tea (which will be catered by the wonderful social enterprise, Careers Kitchen, providing employment for people seeking asylum).
Single day tickets and concession options are available.
Thanks to the Ecumenical Social Justice Roundtable for supporting and organising the Perth Peace Conference including:
Social Justice Commission, Uniting Church WA
Justice, Ecology and Development Office of the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth
Anglican Social Responsibilities Commission
- Council of Churches WA