Session 2 Table ronde 3

La famille comme agent de la paix dans un monde turbulent. 

11:30-12:30    Panel 3: The Family as an Agent of Peace in a Turbulent World. 
(Hall 2) – EN 🎧 ES, IT

Animateur : Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, USA.

Intervenants :      
•  Dr Monica Mc Williams, Academic and Former Politician, Ireland (North)
•  Senator George Mitchell
•   Fr Michael Shields, Aid to the Church in Need, USA
•   David Livingstone, Salt & Light Uganda Organisation
•   Justin Kilcullen, Civil Society Partnership for Development Effectiveness and former Executive Director of Trócaire

‘les couples chrétiens peignent le gris de l’espace public, le remplissant de la couleur de la fraternité, de la sensibilité sociale, de la défense de ceux qui sont fragiles, de la foi lumineuse, de l’espérance active (AL.184.). Cette table ronde examine la facon dont les familles peuvent être des agents de paix dans le monde.

Biographies

Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, USA.

Carl A. Anderson est devenu Chevalier Suprême des Chevaliers de Colomb en 2000. En 2017, le pape François l’a nommé à l’Académie Pontificale pour la Vie. Auparavant, il était membre du Conseil Pontifical pour la Famille et du Conseil Pontifical pour la Laïcité. Il a pris la parole aux Rencontres Mondiales des Familles de Mexico city (2009), de Valence (2006) et de Manille (2003) ainsi qu’au 50ème Congrès Eucharistique International à Dublin (2012). Il est consultant à la Conférence des Evêques des U.S. aux commissions : Pour la Vie », Liberté Religieuse, Mariage et Famille ainsi que Anti-racisme. En 2015 il a reçu de l’université Notre Dame le prix Evangelium Vita . Il est l’auteur de Une civilisation de l’amour : ce que chaque catholique peut faire pour transformer le monde (2008). Mr Anderson est diplômé en philosophie et en droit. Sa femme Dorian et lui ont 5 enfants et 10 petits-enfants.

 


Senator George Mitchell
David Livingstone, Salt & Light Uganda Organisation

David Livingstone is from Uganda. Aged 15 years, he was abducted from his school in Kitgum by the rebel militia known as “the Lord’s Resistance Army”. After six months, he escaped captivity but was accused of being a spy for LRA and spent six months in prison. He began a new life in Kampala, where he found Christian faith. He trained as a carpenter. Before long, he was asked to return to the conflict area and help support people there. In Kitgum, he worked with Childcare International, a charity caring for children who needed education. He also provided counsel and support for those who had been abducted by the rebels, and began radio broadcasting on ‘Peace Radio’. David also worked in the camps for displaced people, which housed about 90% of the population. David founded an NGO, Salt & Light Uganda, which provides education rural projects, and medical support. 

Justin Kilcullen, Civil Society Partnership for Development Effectiveness and former Executive Director of Trócaire

Justin Kilcullen worked for Trócaire for thirty two years, including twenty years as CEO. He left Trocaire in 2013 and retrained as an Executive and Business Coach. He mentors senior managers in the not –for –profit sector, in Ireland and internationally. He is Chair of Social Justice Ireland and  St. Anne’s primary school, Shankill and is a board member of other voluntary organisations including Misean Cara.  He is Convenor of SAGE - Shankill Action for a Green Earth, an ecumenical community initiative to promote Pope Francis’ encyclical letter Laudato Si at parish and community level. Born in Dublin, Justin graduated from UCD in architecture. He worked in Tanzania, designing low-cost housing, in Belfast working on inner city social housing, and for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, constructing refugee camps in Cambodia. He was awarded the International Union of Architects medal for the promotion of human settlements (2002). 

Dr Monica Mc Williams, Academic and Former Politician, Ireland (North)

Fr.Michael Shields

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