Peace Studies week of talks in Leeds.

Amazing piece and nonviolence speakers are being hosted by Peace Studies at Leeds Beckett in October. If you’ve got questions about peace and peace studies, this is an opportunity to meet, talk, and learn.

Firstly, Marie Power and Maria Stephan are presenting about their work on the joint Vatican/Pax Christi International  initiative on Nonviolence and Just Peace. Marie and Maria are leading international experts on Nonviolence and Resistance. A workshop for students will take place in the afternoon.

They will talk on:

‘Nonviolence Works! An opportunity for the Christian community to engage in creative peacemaking.’ October 3rd 6pm at Leeds Beckett University. You can sign up here.  

Secondly, George Lakey is giving the first Howard Clark Memorial Lecture on Nonviolence. George is a leading activist and educator on Nonviolence and resistance. In his new book he takes a radical view of how we approach division and inequality and the responses we can make.

The lecture is:


George Lakey’s newest book has a provocative answer

In July 2017 Melville House released the paperback of “Viking Economics: How the Scandinavians got it right and how we can, too,” a book that was made “Book of the Week” in 2016 by London Times Higher Education.  The American activist-sociologist George Lakey speaks to the polarization now experienced in both Britain and his own country and predicts that it will become more extreme as inequality heightens.  What he has learned from studying the Nordic countries is that polarization may offer as much opportunity as anxiety. ”

You can sign up here 

Everyone is welcome, including A level or University students, members of peace, justice and other movements, members of the public, and anyone with an interest in nonviolence and social change.