Working for peace in the midst of difference – Luton and the World
St Mary’s Centre for Peace and Reconciliation seeks to promote peace and reconciliation, while empowering people to live positively in multicultural and diverse communities. We respond to needs in communities by developing creative and innovative programmes that build peace, develop understanding and train people in the required skills and the aptitudes to live a peaceable life.
The centre is based at St Mary’s and works closely with churches of all denominations across Luton, very closely with the Muslim community and mosques and other faith groups in Luton, with Luton Borough Council and Bedfordshire Police.
The Centre has evolved out of our experience of the past eight years working for the peace of Luton, as well as work in the Middle East and elsewhere around the world. The Centre director is Peter Adams, a part of the St Marys Church team. You can read about Peter and others on the team, the experience they bring to the centre and a short outline of the Centre’s story on the Centre website.
The work of the Centre is recognised in our monthly service for Peace and Reconciliation at our midweek service, Soulspace. You are very welcome to join us at that service whatever church you attend, or indeed whether or not you are a Christian.
At the heart of all of the centre's work is a strong belief that as Christians we are called to work for peace in our world. We do that confidently, yet with a desire to work with all people of goodwill for the good of our town, nation and world.