Our diocesan Justice and Peace Commission is delighted to welcome Chris Cole as the speaker for its January Peace meeting in York.

Chris is the co-ordinator of Fig Tree, a new initiative to engage the Christian community on peace and security issues.

Fig Tree aims to preach the gospel of peace in word and deed and to build and support the Christian peace community here in the UK. 

Chris’s work of preaching the gospel of peace has led him to challenge war and the arms trade, resulting in several prison sentences.

He has spent the past seven years as director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, a Christian peace organisation set up by conscientious objectors during the World War I.

He was a co-ordinator at Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) and Justice and Peace co-ordinator for the Diocese of Southwark. 

“The Technology of Modern War and the Quest for Peace” takes place on Saturday January 19 2019 at Our Lady’s, Acomb, York Y024 3AE from 10.30am, with tea and coffee from 10am. The meeting will conclude with a shared lunch.

This year’s Peace Sunday is celebrated on January 20.

Barbara Hungin

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