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41st Annual Justice and Peace Conference - Forgotten People, Forgotten Places: Being church on the margins


Friday, 26th July 2019 to Sunday, 28th July 2019


National Justice and Peace Network and Church Action on Poverty, Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 1AU, UK

STWR will be attending the 41st annual conference of the National Justice and Peace Network, organised by Church Action on Poverty. Join the event at Hayes Conference Centre, Derbyshire, to explore social action with people who have been pushed to the margins of society by poverty. 


  • Revd Deirdre Brower Latz has worked as a pastor in urban/marginalised communities in Bristol and Manchester, and  lectures at the Nazarene Theological College in Manchester.
  • Professor Anthony Reddie is the leading scholar in the practice of Black theology in grassroots communities of faithful practice.
  • We will also hear inspiring and challenging stories from churches and groups that are living out the vision of a ‘church of the poor’ – being church on the margins of our society. (Speakers and chair for this session to be confirmed soon.)

Children and young people

Children and young people are a vital part of the NJPN conference. There will be a crèche for children under 5 and a programme of activities for 5–11-year-olds. 12–18-year-olds will explore the conference theme in an active and thought-provoking weekend.

NJPN is committed to the protection of children, young people and vulnerable people. People of all ages and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to attend conference.Our rates for children and people on low incomes are subsidised. We count on the generous donations of those who can afford a little extra to make that possible.


There will be workshops from a range of organisations and speakers, all looking creatively at how our churches can be more open to people on the margins.


A coach service is provided between the conference centre and Derby railway station on Friday evening and Sunday afternoon for £7 each way.We will arrange car shares where possible.


Meals at NJPN conferences incorporate some LOAF principles (Locally sourced, Organically produced, Animal-friendly, Fairly traded). A meat option will be offered at the Saturday evening meal, but all other meals will be vegetarian.

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