Saturday, 11th June, 10am-4pm, JPIT Conference, Oasis Hub, Waterloo

£5 Online – £12 On Site – Free for under 25s and those on a low income

The Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT) is a partnership between the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Methodist Church, and the United Reformed Church. The purpose of JPIT is to help the Churches to work together for peace and justice through listening, learning, praying, speaking and acting on public policy issues. JPIT will be ecumenical partners this year for the National Justice and Peace Network Annual Conference in Swanwick, Derbyshire, 22-24 July 2022.

As the rising costs of living impacts families across our communities, what does it mean to seek justice?

As war rages and refugees are met with hostile policies, where can we unearth hope powerful enough to bring change?

When politics and international events make us feel angry or powerless, what can we discover by starting locally?

From the Ground Up: Unearthing Hope and Seeking Justice will begin here, with the local. This one-day conference will explore how we can listen to our communities, amplify local voices and connect these together to make local action for change part of the bigger picture of building God’s kingdom.

Keynote speakers include:

Emma Revie (CEO of the Trussell Trust) – How does a network of over 1200 foodbanks help to bring about the eradication of poverty in the UK from the ground up?

Zrinka Bralo (CEO of Migrants Organise) – Where’s the power in organising with lived experience at the centre in order to change the asylum system?

Revd Al Barrett (Hodge Hill Birmingham) – How might the Church be disrupted by what the people on the margins of our communities have to tell us?

Marsha De Cordova MP – As people of faith, how can connecting our call for justice with parliamentary structures and procedures be a route to change?

Bishop Mike Royal (General Secretary of Churches Together in England) – Where is the Church called today to organise and speak up for justice and peace?

Take part in workshops exploring…

Refugees; Racial Justice; Climate; Healthcare; Community Organising; Theology; Tax Justice; Peacebuilding; Housing Justice; Poverty.

With poetry, creative reflection, networking and more…

Together, we hope to be inspired and re-energised to speak, pray and act boldly for peace and justice.

Register by 4th June 2022

National Justice and Peace Network Annual Conference