Handling conflict when building online community

‘Handling conflict when building online community’

Thursday 2 July, 4.30 – 6.00pm (BST), zoom meeting. To receive a zoom invitation register at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/handling-conflict-when-building-online-community-tickets-109642744400

This workshop will explore questions around how we handle relational tensions when working remotely via online meetings and gatherings. It will explore how hosts deal with relational tensions which emerge during online events? What are some key factors to take account of? What might good practice look like? And, how can we more effectively address such tensions to build communities which have peacemaking at their heart?

Workshop Leaders:

• Alastair McKay is an Anglican priest and author who heads up Reconciliation Initiatives, a charity based at Coventry Cathedral, resourcing Anglican leaders for practical peacemaking. He co-founded and directed Bridge Builders for 20 years until 2015, when he began a curacy at St Martin-in-the-Fields. He is the author of Bridgebuilding: Making Peace with Conflict in the Church (Canterbury Press, 2019).

• Lia Shimada is a mediator and community practitioner, and Senior Researcher for the Susanna Wesley Foundation at University of Roehampton, researching cultural diversity and practical theology. She has worked in peacebuilding since 2007. As an accredited mediator, Lia works with organisational, workplace, community and housing disputes. She is the editor of Mapping Faith: Theologies of Migration and Community (Jessica Kingsley, 2020).