Conflict in the Congregation: Opportunity and Danger?
This event was held on Tuesday 24 February, 7:30pm
Many churches face the challenge of conflict. The resulting stress for both those in leadership and in the fellowship are often deep and lasting. Joe brought bring his years of experience in opening up this important issue.
Joe is a former teacher and youth worker. He spent 20 years in community relations and peace building mainly with Mediation Northern Ireland. He was profoundly influenced by spending a year on sabbatical at a Mennonite seminary in USA. Joe helped establish the Presbyterian Church’s Conciliation Service and presented a report and recommendations to PCI’s General Assembly in 2013 based on its experiences. From 2006 to 2010 Joe worked on peacebuilding issues with United Mission to Nepal, also working with the Nepali government’s Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction.