Memorial Lectures

Sunday 17th January 2021 saw the Justice & Peace Commission present its latest Memorial Lecture. Always a highlight of the J&P calendar, this year was unique in that it was the first held via the medium of Zoom. We were blessed this year to be joined by producer and writer Mary Colwell, who spoke passionately to her digital audience about the urgency of the environmental crisis and about what might be done to combat it.

Engaging, knowledgeable and with a zeal for the natural world, Mary shared with us her passion for one feature of creation in particular: the Eurasian Curlew. Below you’ll find her video (with a soundtrack from co-producer and Platinum-selling singer-song-writer David Gray).

Mary stressed the importance of finding something your passionate about as a jumping-off point for getting involved in and doing something about the climate crisis. We’ll soon be sharing the feedback from the event including the things you told us you’re passionate about. Watch this space!

In the meantime to learn more about Mary, her new book and her love of the curlew, you can visit:

We thank Mary again for her wonderful talk.

Our 2020 Memorial Lecture will take place on Sunday 18th January 2020 from 2pm to 4pm, at LACE Conference Centre, Croxteth Drive, Liverpool, L17 1AA.

memorial lecture

Our guest speaker will be Kevin Hyland OBE,who was the UK’s first Independant Anti-Slavery Commissioner, and who is now Ireland’s representative to the Council of Europe’s Independant Group of Experts for Trafficking.

Our 2019 Memorial Lecture took place on Sunday 20th January at LACE, Croxteth Drive, Liverpool, L17 1AA, with the event starting at 2pm.

Our guest speaker this year was Hettie Miles from The Whitechapel Centre.

memorial lecture poster

The 2018 Memorial Lecture took place on Sunday 21st January, and was delivered by Dr Peter North, on the theme of social and solidarity economics.

J&P Memorial Lecture 2018

You can watch the talk and Q&A session on YouTube by clicking here

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