Justice and Peace Networking Day

20/02/2013 5:15 pm

Bishop Kenney in Jerusalem

The National Justice and Peace Network will be holding an open networking day on Saturday 2 March and the keynote speaker will be Bishop William Kenney on the subject of the 'Future of Europe'.

Bishop William Kenney CP, Auxiliary in Birmingham and currently President of J&P Europe, has many years’ experience of working at European level with Justice and Peace and with Caritas Europa. He can therefore bring this perspective to bear on the debate about Europe and the European Union.

The day will also give opportunities to network with justice and peace activists from around the country and get updates on campaigns from national agencies.

Bishop Kenney's Background

Besides his duties in the diocese he lectures extensively both in Sweden and abroad on social issues and on ecumenism and inter-religious dialogue. He is also internationally known as a retreat-leader, particularly for religious. He has taken part in three Episcopal synods: in 1991 on Europe; 1994 on Religious Life; 1999 the Second European Synod. He is today, among other posts, the chairperson of Caritas Sweden, of the diocesan Justice & Peace Commission, and of Respekt the organisation for “life” questions in the diocese of Stockholm. He is also co-chair of the official conversations between the Lutheran and Catholic Churches in Finland and Sweden. He is the Nordic representative on COMECE, where he is COMECE’s representative on the Holy Land Coordination to support the Bishops in the Holy Land. He is chairperson of the Gothenburg Process which is an attempt to increase dialogue between the Churches, Government control authorities, producers and users of small arms. He is also a member of the Passionist Congregation’s international advisory group on social concerns, particularly at the UN. Since October 2004 he has also been Secretary General of the Scandinavian Bishops’ Conference


Saturday 2 March 

10.30am – 4.00pm

St Paul’s Catholic School
Phoenix Drive
Milton Keynes



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