Faith in Conflict: Racism, Terrorism, and Toxic Religion
Join us as we explore the historical and theological roots of one of the world’s longest-running conflicts- the Troubles of Northern Ireland- and how a community of faith helped build peace and pursue reconciliation. Together we will realize the key role religious leaders play in both conflict and peacebuilding, develop practical skills for ministry that reconcile, and use theology to develop a narrative of human engagement in conflict.
About Your Instructor
Gary Mason is a Methodist minister and directs a conflict organization based in Belfast called “Rethinking Conflict.” Prior to this, he spent 27 years as a Methodist clergy person in parish ministry in Belfast and has played an integral role in the Northern Irish peace process.
Have questions about the course or need help?
Contact Chrystal Golden, Program Coordinator for The Candler Foundry
• The Legacy Ghosts – slavery & sectarianism • Clip – Background to Irish History • Fools for Christ – BBC Documentary • Break • Lecture on Religious Sectarianism & Racism • Video Clip – NYC Skin Colour and Racism
• Closing comments
Session 2: Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 5:00-6:30pm
Biblical Perspectives on Reconciliation and Forgiveness
Video clip – Invictus
Conversation & Dialogue – Teaching the Past
Session 3: Saturday, August 15, 2020, 10:00-12:00pm
The Faith Community and Peacebuilding: Theology and Practice
Lessons from Reconciliation Processes for the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Lecture: What is reconciliation? Really?
Session 4: Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 5:00-6:30pm