Briefing Meetings take place four times a year.
We usually have one or two invited speakers to introduce a specific topic of current concern, followed by questions, breakout discussions and contributions from members. Briefings are well prepared presentations that explore topics at considerable depth.
In 2022 we introduced Panel Sessions, which are shorter meetings that convene practitioners and academics for very short contributions and plenary discussions on topics of immediate concern in rapidly changing contexts.
Meetings take place on ZOOM. Use the link to register below.
July 13 2023 (Online)
2.00pm UK / 3.00pm CET
Duration approximately 2 hrs to include presentations, breakout discussion groups and a plenary Q&A
‘Human Rights and Disarmament: approaches from the World Council of Churches’
Jennifer Philpot-Nissen will speak about the work of the WCC on the issues of nuclear disarmament and (more recently) their work to engage on the issues of “Killer Robots” (autonomous weapons), as well as how they are approaching this work from a human rights perspective. In May 2023, the World Council of Churches joined an interfaith call on UN member states ’to establish and protect meaningful human control over the use of force by weapons with limited autonomy through regulation, and to enact and enforce a global ban on autonomous weapons that target people’. We will learn about their efforts on these issues as a fellowship of 352 churches from more than 120 countries, which represents over 580 million Christians worldwide.
It is free to attend Briefings.
We hope you will be able to join us. Following the presentation there shall be both breakout discussions and a plenary Q&A. You will be sent a ZOOM link to join a week prior. Please note that Briefings are recorded so you may appear on a video on youtube and our website.
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As usual after the presentations by our speakers there will be time for responses, questions and contributions from members;