Merseyside's Police Commissioner has been invited to talk about her experience of resolving political conflict at an annual event hosted by the Archdiocese of Liverpool Justice and Peace Commission.
Jane Kennedy will join author, scriptwriter and TV critic Frank Cottrell Boyce and other speakers at the event entitled 'Blessed are the Peacemakers: Resolving personal and political conflict' at LACE conference centre in Aigburth today (Saturday 23rd June).
The theme this year marks the centenary of the end of World War I, and will focus on the process of peace and conflict resolution.
The event also marks the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday agreement and Jane has been invited to speak about her experience as Security Minister with responsibility for policing in Northern Ireland, and her observations of post-agreement reconciliation.
Also among the speakers is Celia McKeon, who is the coordinator of Rethinking Security, which aims to promote debate about the problems with the UK’s current approach to security, and build support for possible alternative approaches. Co-Chairs of the Commission, Terry Phillips and Justine Silcock, and other board members are also presenting the event.
Attendees will also hear from Kemi and Natasha Ryan who run Re-formed, which works to mentor young people away from crime and encourage them to make better life choices. The sisters both got involved with crime at a young age, but were caught selling drugs and ended up in prison. They now use their experiences to inform and educate young people.
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There is no need to register in advance, but if possible, please do let the organisers know if you wish to attend.