Dialogue of Friendship: Countering Voices of Enmity
Saturday, 25th May 2024, at Wesley House, Dublin
Countering voices of enmity will be the focus of the second Dialogue of Friendship conference which will take place on Saturday May 25 in Wesley House, Leeson Park, Dublin.
The Church of Ireland’s Interfaith Working Group is partnering with the Sanctuary in Faith Stream of Places of Sanctuary Ireland to present this day conference and networking event highlighting stories of interfaith and intercultural friendship and collaboration, and encouraging faith communities to engage with the Places of Sanctuary Ireland network.
All are welcome to attend and the organisers hope that participants will be encouraged and inspired through this event. It is free of charge but registration is essential.
Keynote speaker: The Revd Bonnie Evans–Hills
Bonnie Evans–Hills is a priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church and has considerable experience in inter–religious dialogue, working with organisations such as the EU Commission on Foreign Affairs & Security, the World Council of Churches, Churches Together in Britain & Ireland, the Anglican Communion, and the Anglican Mission organisation USPG (United Society for Partners in the Gospel). Bonnie has been involved in contributing to the UN Office for the Prevention of Genocide’s Global Plan of Action for Religious Leaders & Actors. Alongside several other publications, Bonnie is co–author of the book ‘Engaging Islam from a Christian Perspective,’ published by Peter Lang. She was recently awarded the Hubert Walter Award for Reconciliation and Interfaith Cooperation by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Sharing ‘Good News’: Case studies of local projects in action
• ‘Connect’ Project, Centenary Methodist Church, Dublin
• Sanctuary Ambassadors
Raising Awareness: Niamh McDonald, Director, Hope and Courage Collective
Hope and Courage Collective is a national civil society organisation that works with community groups, advocacy groups, trade unions, activists and academics to stop hate organising in communities and workplaces.
Conference Running Order
Tea/coffee will be available from 10.00–10.30am, with programme beginning at 11.00 sharp. The programme will conclude at 16.00. Lunch is included and will be prepared by ‘Cooking for Freedom’, a group of residents from direct provision centres around Dublin, who gather for cooking and conversation in community kitchen spaces, including in Wesley House.
This event is free of charge, but places are limited. Booking deadline is Friday May 17. Book on Eventbrite here. If you find that your availability changes after booking your place, we kindly request that you cancel your booking so that your space can be made available to someone else.