Growing into Connectedness

Growing into Connectedness: Healing the history of child sexual abuse

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A National One-Day Conference



Sunday 21 October 2018: 1000h to 1730h
We hope to build bonds of trust and hope between people of all kinds who are working to become more aware of the different voices of oppression that we meet in society, our communities and in ourselves. This conference provides a space to connect and share learning around how systems like our families, churches and school might prevent, stop or take responsibility for child abuse.
Our Keynote Speaker, Prof. Fr Hans Zollner S.J. is one of the leading experts on matters of safeguarding of minors and prevention of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. Academic Vice-Rector, Dean of the Institute of Psychology and President of the Centre for Child Protection of the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. He is member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors and was appointed Consultor of the Congregation for the Clergy in April 2017 by Pope Francis.

Who should attend:

This one day National Conference addresses educators in schools, institutes, universities and seminaries and practitioners in new and traditional monastic communities and any interested citizen. It is for human rights activists and politicians as well as health care professionals, focalisers, facilitators, and community builders, psychotherapists and organisational development practitioners.



(subject to change)

1000h: registrations and refreshments.
1030h: welcome and introductions: Abbot Martin Shipperlee
1100h: Keynote address: Prof. Fr Hans Zollner S.J., Centre for Child Protection, Gregorian University.
11.30h: Presentation: Fishbowl conversation with empty chair (representing survivor)
11.55- 12:10 Break
1215h: Learnings from a year of Storytelling and facilitated conversations, presented by members of DDF (deep democracy forum)
13:ooh Short presentations preparing for 14:00h World Café:
13:10h -13:50h: lunch
1400h: World Café, group work
15:15h: Large Group feedback and facilitated conversation
16.00h: Refreshment Break
16:30h: Concluding Ritual with Heart of London Threshold Singers
1700h: Closing comments and farewells 

Music for the day by the Heart of London Threshold Singers
18.30 -19.00h: Heart of London Threshold Singers will sing in the Abbey Church

Facilitation – Milan Bijelič and Lea Misan – Processwork facilitators
Date and time: Sunday 21 October 2018: 1000h to 1730h
entrance: 2 Marchwood Crescent W5 2DZ
Here is a map for ones walking from Ealing broadway Station
Please bring a packed lunch
CPD certificates will be issued

Participation Fee:

We know that participants may come from very diverse economic backgrounds. We have created different rates to reflect that, to create a balance where those who can afford it pay the higher rates so that others with less financial possibilities can take part.
Full Ticket Fee: £60 registration,
Concessionary places: £35
A limited number of concessionary places are available for people who are unemployed or from a weaker economic background.
This Conference London Spring, an offshoot of the Benedictine Institute Registered Charity No. 242715

To enquire for “Growing into Connectedness”

please contact us at:
info AT benedictine-institute DOT org

or write: “Connectedness”
74 Castlebar Road, Ealing, London W5 2DD

edited JL 10 October 2018