The Liverpool Peace Symposium

LJMU academics are teaming up with the Church for a one-day symposium on peace.

“Peace: A Symposium” is jointly hosted by LJMU and Liverpool Anglican Cathedral and is inspired by the Cathedral’s popular ‘Peace Doves’ by renowned British artist, Peter Walker.

The symposium, will take place virtually on Tuesday, 9 November 2021 and will explore a range of facets of peace both personal and social.

10.00    Welcome and Introduction - Dr Emma Roberts, Associate Dean for Global Engagement, APSS.

10.05     Welcome and Introduction to the Peace Project and to the Relationship between 
Liverpool Cathedral and LJMU - The Very Revd Dr Sue Jones, Dean, Liverpool Cathedral.

10.10    Professor Francis McGlone, School of Psychology: ‘In Touch with a Peaceful Mind’.

10.55    Dr Kathryn Walchester, Department of English: ‘Travelling in Peace: A Journey towards Utopia in Mary Shelley’s History of a Six Weeks’ Tour (1817)’.

11.15    The Revd Canon Dr Mike Kirby, Canon Scientist – Liverpool Cathedral: ‘Where’s the Peace in a World of Individual Suffering and Pain?  Christian Theological Perspectives’.

12.00    Rev Canon Dr Randolph J. K. Ellis, The St Mary’s Centre (A Christian Research 
Institute): ‘A Temple to Memory: Peace and War Together Within a Strange Intertwining.’

1.45     The Very Revd Dr Sue Jones, Dean, Liverpool Cathedral: ‘God of Peace or God of 
Justice: The Quest for the Psychological Jesus through a Jungian Lens’.

2.30    Professor Valerie Fleming and Dr Clare Maxwell, Faculty of Health: ‘Easing the Conflict of Conscientious Objection to Abortion’.

3.15    Dr Robert MacDonald, Reader in Architecture, and Anthony Malone, Photographer 
and Senior Lecturer in Architecture: ‘Peace In A Divided City. A Narrative of Hope in Liverpool’.

4.00    The Revd Dr Tania ap Sion, Reader of Religions, Humanities and Education, Bishop Grosseteste University: ‘Praying for Peace: A Study of Visitors’ Prayers Offered at Liverpool Cathedral’. 

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