Pan London Churches Serious Violence Summit


Tuesday 13 November 2018, 1:45PM - 8:00PM


Southwark Cathedral
London Bridge




Serious youth violence impacts communities and parishes across London. We would like to invite you to join with other church leaders, clergy and lay from across the capital to an event sponsored by the Bishops of London and Southwark, to explore what a church response could be.

The Summit will focus on gaining a wider understanding of the issues across London, listening and learning from each other’s experiences and that of organisations on the ground. Through facilitated workshops, the Summit will also deepen and localise our understanding, providing us with the confidence to engage.

The Serious Violence Summit is timely, as it comes in light of the new public health approach in London which provides a clearer framework to enable churches to engage. (Public Health Approach: instead of simply using the criminal justice system as a punitive deterrent, the state provides a broader raft of services with the aim of tackling risk factors such as poverty, trauma, school exclusion or other adverse childhood experiences, with the aim of preventing youth violence in the first place).

  • If you’re delivering or considering being involved in targeted work in your community, then this is a day for you.
  • If you’re a priest wanting to know how to pastorally respond to incidents in your parish, then this is a day for you.
  • If you’re a youth worker concerned for the young people in your parish and the wider community, then this is a day for you.
  • If you’re a member of a church, becoming aware of the issues and wanting to know more in order that you can respond, then this is a day for you.

Partner Organisations

Diocese of Southwark

Diocese of London

London Churches Social Action



Together Southwark

Capital Mass

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