POSTPONED: Nonviolence: Does it Really Work?

9th May 2020, All Day

at The Priory Rooms, Birmingham

This event has been postponed due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19. We hope to reschedule at a later date.


A day conference organised by Central England Quakers’ Peace Committee, Peace Hub and Jai Jagat 2020 UK.

During this conference, we will:

  • explore the spiritual aims and practice of nonviolence,
  • demonstrate its practicality when there is conflict, and
  • consider its relationship to public protest, especially in connection with climate justice.

Details of how to book coming soon!


10.00 Arrivals, hot drinks.

10.30 Welcome & introduction

10.40 Talk: Ekta Parishad, Jai Jagat 2020 and the Gandhian legacy of nonviolence. Ramesh Sharma, National Co-ordinator of Ekta Parishad.

11.10 Shuffle break

11.20 Interview & discussion: Quaker links to nonviolent direct action: what are its aims and boundaries? Ian Bray, a member of Huddersfield Quaker Meeting and a founder-member of Extinction Rebellion.

12.00 Seminars/Workshops 1: understanding nonviolence

1.00 Vegan lunch

1.45 Welcome back

2.00 Seminars/Workshops 2: practicing nonviolence

2.50 Shuffle break

3.00 Conclusions from workshops

3.15 Discussion: What can we use from what we we have learnt today?  Closing remarks by Ramesh Sharma.

4.00 Closing silent worship

4.15 Departures

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The Priory Rooms
40 Bull Street
B4 6AF


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