WHY ARE WE VIOLENT?
Friday 16 August – Sunday 18 August
Kildara Centre, Rear 41 Stanhope Street, Malvern
Keynote Speaker: Dr Susan Connelly, a Josephite Sister, who has closely studied these issues —especially through the writings of social thinker René Girard — and has worked with the people of Timor Leste for over 20 years. She will facilitate discussion around key themes of the conference so relevant for our times: What is it that makes us violent? What is scapegoating? What role for nonviolence and forgiveness?
Larry Marshall, who has worked for many years on the conflict in Sri Lanka, will speak on the situation in Sri Lanka, how violence has played out in that country, and the continuing efforts towards conflict resolution and reconciliation.