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Thank You

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It is getting on for a year since our Launch event on October 12th 2019. Thank you to all who came. We had a fantastic afternoon and it was lovely to have the opportunity to meet with many of the people who are supporting the Blackley Centre. The year hasn’t been quite what we were expecting with the pandemic hitting our activities and events in the same way as everyone else, but we are still delivering services and are looking to re-opening properly as soon as we can.

At the Launch we asked people to consider membership of the Centre. If you are interested in becoming a Member of the Blackley Centre and making a regular donation to support the work, please contact us for a membership pack, or ring for a chat to find out more.

Gathering in Glasgow on Conflict and Faith

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Gathering in Glasgow on Conflict and Faith
31st October – 2nd November

This is a 3-day event, exploring the nature of conflict faced by churches and faith communities, and the ways we can work together in conflict transformation.

The event runs from Thursday, 31st October 2019 – Saturday, 2nd November 2019 at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and Adelaide Place Baptist Church, Glasgow and will be packed with inspiring plenary talks, practical workshops and opportunities for networking. We are so excited to be a part of this and by the programme that has been created, and would encourage you to consider attending, or sending someone from your church or organisation. You can find more details on Place for Hope’s website under Events or on Facebook. If you could also like and share the page that would be great.

A word to the wise – the Early Bird rate (which has been extended) finishes on 14th October!

Thank you for reading this, and we look forward to welcoming you to the Blackley Centre, hopefully on 12th October, or at some other time. Thank you for your continued support and interest in the Blackley Centre and our work of peace, reconciliation and inter-faith dialogue.

(Re)Launch of the Blackley Centre

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Dear Friends,

You may have already received these invitations by other routes – if so, please forgive the duplication. Please also excuse the ‘group’ nature of this email. Some of you are very dear friends, or indeed family, whilst others are passing ‘companions on the way’, and a collective email is hard to write to such a varied group. So if it is too formal, or too familiar, we hope you will understand, and read further!
You, or the organisation of which you are a part, has come alongside us in some way in our journey of creating the Blackley Centre for Peace, Reconciliation and Dialogue (Relate, Restore, Reconcile) and we have shared with many of you our vision for this place. Some of you have benefited from training provided by the centre, others from mediation or conflict transformation work, and many of you have encouraged us personally as we have sought to create a place for relating across difference for our broken world, here in beautiful West Yorkshire. So….
We would like to invite you to the (Re) Launch of The Blackley Centre. Saturday 12th October 2019 at 2.00 pm. 
Whilst the Centre has been in existence for some years, and the newer work of Peace, Reconciliation and Dialogue has been underway for 18 months, we wanted to have an event to officially ‘launch’ so to speak. We have put together what we hope will be a great afternoon, with workshops, a short play by Sardines Theatre Company, a singing workshop with Janet Swan and ‘Singing for the Soul’, a collaborative art mosaic, tea, cake, and a short celebration at 4.00 pm to close the afternoon.
We would love to see you there and to catch up, but also to share with you where the centre is going, how it is growing, how we may be able to work with and for you in the future and how you can be a part of the story.
To help with catering we would ask that you let us know if you hope to come, either by phone 01422 646803 or via Eventbrite