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In partnership with The Scottish Episcopal Church

John Armes was elected Bishop of Edinburgh in 2012 having spent fourteen happy years as the Rector of St John’s.  He is very proud that Just Festival was founded and became established during his time as Rector.  The objectives of the Just Festival fit well with his commitment to an inclusive Scotland in which all have the opportunity to flourish regardless of race, gender, sexuality or belief.   John is married to Clare and has four grown up children.  He enjoys travel, eating and sport.  He gardens – much to the delight of the local gastropods. 

Moumita Biswas is the Executive Secretary of All India Council of Christian Women- Women’s wing of National Council of Churches in India.  She is theologically trained from Bishop’s college, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in USA & Bossey Ecumenical Institute part of World Council of Churches affiliated to Geneva University.  Is member of Church of North India (Kolkata Diocese) and was earlier deputed to serve in Christian Conference of Asia (regional ecumenical organization based in Thailand) as Executive Secretary Ecumenical formation & Women and Gender Justice Concerns cluster. While in CCA was actively involved in ministry towards Burmese refugees in Thailand especially women and children and was in charge of ‘WEAVE’ Project accompanying women victims of war in Timor Leste .  Also served as Unit Manager of ‘Gender Empowerment Project’ of Lutheran World Service India Trust working among partner communities in 17 slums in Kolkata. Was in charge of shelter home of vulnerable girl children of trafficked and women in prostitution and Two Shelters for Urban Homeless. Is actively involved in the campaign to ‘Stop Rape’ and violence on women and children in India

Gender based violence is not only a problem in India- it happens here! How can faith communities in Scotland learn from the Indian experience to work towards the eradication of this common ?

Chair: Bishop John Armes I Speakers: Moumita Biswa, Rev. Valerie Allen

  • Dates and Times Aug 12 at 18:00 
  • Venue St John's Church, Princes St (Venue 127), Edinburgh, EH2 4BJ (Hall at St John's)
  • Ticket Prices £5.00
  • Age Guidance +16
  • Category Conversations

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