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Kirk Collaborates to create a Peacemaking Resource

Categories: Articles:Social Justice | Published: 30/03/2017 | Views: 834

The Church of Scotland has teamed up with a renowned peacemaking organisation to create an innovative new resource designed to use the power of the Bible to resolve conflict.

The Corrymeela Community, who have more than 50 years’ experience working across community divides in Northern Ireland, has built a ‘spirituality of conflict’ website with a host of free downloadable Bible readings on conflict resolution in a variety of contexts.

The original idea came from the leader of the community, working with the Mission and Discipleship Council of the Church of Scotland, the Iona Community, Irish School of Ecumenics, Place for Hope and the Coventry Centre for Peace and Reconciliation of the Church of England.
The reflections are in tune with the Presbyterian, Catholic, Anglican and Pentecostal backgrounds of the participants.

Rev Norman Smith, convener of the Mission and Discipleship Council, said: “Many people associate the Christian scriptures with conflict yet within them there is a great deal about resolving conflict and reconciliation.

“We are pleased to be a part of producing this new resource which will allow people to explore the many different facets of conflict that affect our world today.  Read more here.
You can access the Spirituality of Conflict website and read this resource here
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