Peace, power and protest

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Peace, power and protest

Who this event is for

  • Everyone

Location

JHB Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus

Details

From Quaker conscientious objectors and the actions of Mahatma Gandhi to present day activism, nonviolent protest has been a powerful means for people of faith to challenge authority.

In 2014, a group of activists – many of whom have a Christian faith – were arrested for aggravated trespass after a peaceful protest at an arms fair in London.

As one of the activists found not guilty, Symon will be talking about how his faith informs his sense of justice, and how some Christians are taking their faith to the picket lines.

About the speaker

Symon Hill is a left-wing Christian writer whose work includes The No-Nonsense Guide to Religion and Digital Revolutions: activism in the internet age.

Symon has written for – amongst others – The Guardian, the New Internationalist and the New Statesman.