Public Webinars

Reconciliation Initiatives hosts occasional public webinars on topics that connect with our programmes and interests, involving conversations between significant thinkers and practitioners. The conversations are facilitated by our director, Alastair McKay.

At present, these webinars are co-sponsored by HeartEdge, a network of people, churches, and organisations coordinated by St Martin-in-the-Fields, which seeks to grow churches’ compassionate response to need, cultural and commercial activity, and congregational life.

Upcoming Webinars

15 February 2022: Being Better Neighbours

A conversation between Al Barrett, Vicar of Hodge Hill, Diocese of Birmingham, Ellen Loudon, Canon Chancellor of Liverpool Cathedral, Karen Lund, Archdeacon of Manchester and Tom Wilson, Director, St Philip’s Centre, Leicester, exploring how Christians and our churches be better neighbours to those in our local communities.

Additional webinars in 2022 are currently being assembled. Details to follow.

Past Webinars

You can view recordings of past webinars on our YouTube channel, via the links below.

12 October 2021: Healing the Earth

A conversation between Alex Hilton, Head of Sustainability at HM Revenue & Customs, Ali Angus, Leader of Eco Church at St Leonard’s Streatham and Rachel Mash, Environmental Coordinator for the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, exploring how churches can make a particular contribution to addressing the global environmental crisis and to healing the earth.

20 July 2021: Building Bridges across Europe

A conversation between Cornelia Kulawik, Pastor, Evangelische Kirchengemeinde Berlin-Dahlem (in Germany), John Witcombe, Dean of Coventry (in England), Br Matthew, Taizé Community (in France), and Robert Innes, Bishop of Gibraltar, Diocese in Europe (in Belgium), exploring how Christians might contribute to overcoming current tensions by building bridges across Europe.

27 April 2021: Bishops in Dialogue

A conversation between Andrew Swift, Bishop of Brechin (Scottish Episcopal Church), Guli Francis-Dehqani, Bishop of Chelmsford (Church of England), June Osborne, Bishop of Llandaff (Church in Wales), Patricia Storey, Bishop of Meath & Kildare (Church of Ireland) and Sam Wells, Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields, exploring the Church’s role in contributing to God’s reconciling work in our current context, post-Brexit and in light of the pandemic.

16 March 2021: Being White

A conversation between Alastair McKay, Director of Reconciliation Initiatives, Carey Haslam, freelance mediator and facilitator, Rosemarie Davidson-Gotobed, CofE National Minority Ethnic Vocations Officer, and Ruth Harley, ordinand at the Queen’s Foundation, Birmingham, exploring how white people can take responsibility for addressing white privilege and advantage.

18 January 2021: Reconciling Mission

A conversation between Alastair McKay, Director of Reconciliation Initiatives, Martin Anderson, Vicar of Norton (Stockton-on-Tees, Diocese of Newcastle), Sarah Hills, Vicar of Holy Island (Diocese of Newcastle), and Tricia Hillas, Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons, exploring how we can understand Christian mission as joining in with God’s reconciling work.

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