Panellists will explore questions such as: How do we recognise these tragedies, and celebrate the survival, resistance, resilience, and heroes of these communities? How do we honour their martyrdom? What is done to prevent these victims from falling into amnesia or denial?
This series of conversations on past massacres aims to discuss the importance of “Healing of Memories”. This process not only becomes a means to honour the victims and their descendants by acknowledging their trauma and experience, but also helps them be in peace with this tragic legacy and resiliently move towards healing and peace.
The event is the last one of a series of regional webinars organised by the World Council of Churches (WCC) Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA) in collaboration with the WCC Spiritual Life. It is part of many virtual events organised this year to mark the 75th anniversary of the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs.
Speakers will include:
Moderator: Rev. Karin van den Broeke, WCC executive committee member
Country perspectives will be offered by:
- Dr Geraldine Smyth, Northern Ireland
- Rev. Assoc. Prof. Habil. Cristian Sonea, Romania
- Eugenia Koukoura, Greece
Rev. Prof. Dr Konrad Raiser, former WCC general secretary, will also be on the panel, and will bring insights on the role of healing of memories.
Register here to join this event live, Monday 6 December, 2 pm CET