Session 2 Panel 3

The Family as an Agent of Peace in a Turbulent World. 

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

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

Panellists:      
•   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

‘Christian marriages thus enliven society by their witness of fraternity, their social concern, their outspokenness on behalf of the underprivileged, their luminous faith and their active hope.’ (AL.184). This panel discusses how families can act as agents of peace in the world. 

Biographies

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

Ceapadh Carl A. Anderson ina Ridire is airde de Ridirí Colambais sa bhliain 2000.
Sa bhliain 2017 cheap an Pápa Proinsias isteach in  Acadamh Pontaifiúil na Beatha é.
Roimhe sin bhí sé ina bhall den Chomhairle Pontaifiúil don Teaghlach agus den Chomhairle Pontaifiúil don Tuath.  Labhair sé le Cruinniú Domhanda na dTeaglach I gCathair Mheicsiceo (2009), Valencia (2006) agus Manila (2003) chomh maith leis an  Caogadú Comhdháil Eocairisteach i mBaile Átha Cliath (2012).  Is comhairleoir é le Coistí Comhdháil  Easpag na Stáit Aontaithe ar son na mbeo gan bhreith, saoirse creidimh, posadh agus teaghlach agus in aghaidh ciníochais. Sa bhliain 2015 bronnadh gradam Evangelium Vitae le Ollscoil Notre Dame air. Is údar an leabhar seo é: A Civilization of Love: What Every Catholic Can Do to Transform the World (2008). Tá céimeanna Fealsúnachta agus Dlí ag an Uasal Anderson. Is tuimitheoirí cúigear clainne iad é féin agus a bhean chéile agus tá deichniúr garpháistí acu.

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. 

Dr Monica Mc Williams, Academic and Former Politician, Ireland (North)
Senator George Mitchell
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). 

Fr. Michael Shields

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