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Watch the opening plenary!

Watch the opening plenary!
Our opening plenary was a joyful, confronting and challenging start of the 2nd GMP. Did you have to miss it? Or want to see it again? We now present you the video of the full registration. Lees meer >>


A comforting story

A comforting story
Hands united in order to finish, decorate, and create comforters for refugees during the conference. A special peace quilt was made with contributions of more than hundred participants and is offered to the World Council of Churches. Lees meer >>


Creating peace by dialogue and inviting people

Creating peace by dialogue and inviting people
“Peacebuilding is an art that requires infrastructure, networks, and healthy relationships,” Martín Paz declared in his lecture on Political Advocacy. On Saturday two concurrent sessions offered the opportunity for people working in political advocacy and interfaith dialogue to share the work they are doing.  Lees meer >>


#ChurchToo

#ChurchToo
Imbalanced power relations in religious communities can be an enabler for sexual abuse. This was the central message that Theatre of the Beat confronted the audience of the 2nd GMP with through their heavy hitting and emotional play #ChurchToo. Lees meer >>


“Political identity is not a zero-sum game”

“Political identity is not a zero-sum game”
How does a community gain a sense of itself through the trauma inflicted in a conflict? And how to construct a space where resistance stories can become liberating? Those where the questions during a panel session about socio-political approaches to peacebuilding. Lees meer >>


Peace Day – A Play by RidingLights

Peace Day – A Play by RidingLights
When you meet Andrew McCracken, a 25-year-old joyful, enthusiastic actor from Ireland, you would not recognize his persona on stage. He performed his play about the impact of World War I at the second day of the conference. Portraying the role of a shell-shock Irish soldier during and after the war, Andrew is the only actor in the play “Peace Day”, written by Philip Orr.  Lees meer >>


A Joyful Start

A Joyful Start
“One planet, one people, one song.” Teaching us these lyrics, Laura Hassler, founder and director of Musicians Without Borders officially opened the Second Global Mennonite Peacebuilding Conference and Festival in harmony! This song hit the exact right note during an opening plenary where were encouraged as peacemakers, but also confronted with possibly 'blind spots'. Lees meer >>


Live updates
Please check this page to find the most updated version of the program and get the latest news about the conference. Lees meer >>


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