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11 Nov 06 - Making Peace in the Post Christian Era

Pax Christi in partnership with Leeds Metropolitan University School of Applied Global Ethics

Making Peace in the Post Christian Era

"War is not merely the product of blind political forces, but of human choices... The brutal reality is that we seem to prefer destructive measures; not that we love war for its own sake, but because we are blindly and hopelessly involved in needs and attitudes that make war inevitable."

Thomas Merton's Peace in the Post-Christian Era, unpublished during his lifetime, was published in 2004. It challenges us to-day as much as when he wrote it.

A day on Merton's Prophestic thoughts on War and Peace.

Saturday 11th November - 10am to 3.30pm
Jubilee Room, James Graham Building, Leeds Met University, Headingley Campus, Beckett Park, Leeds


  • Pat Gaffney - Gen Sec Pax Christi UK
  • Fr. Gerry McFlynn - Irish Comm. for Prisoners Overseas
  • Revd. Dr. Clive Barrett - Visitng Fellow Leeds Met. Univ.
10amRegistration Tea/Coffee
10.30Intro to Day - Pat Gaffney
10.45"Merton today: no guilty bystander" - Fr. Gerry McFlynn
11.30Group Work using a text from Merton's book
12.30Lunch break
1.30"Merton, Silence & Prophecy" - Rev. Clive Barrett
2.15Responses/sharing - "Where should we be going in peace making in 21st C.?"

Please bring a packed lunch to share!

How to get there:

By bus from St. John’s Centre. Bus No’s 1,96, 96A Get off at the stop after St. Chad’s Church Otley Rd. and walk up Church Wood Avenue. By car - see map. Some parking available on Campus.

Booking Essential Contact Margaret Scally, 6 Grove Lane, Leeds LS6 2AP
Tel 0113 225 6968

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