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AFT 40th Anniversary Conference 'Daring to be Different – a time to remember, looking back to the future'

16 – 17 April 2015 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in the Centre of Durham.  

We are very excited by our 2015 Anniversary Conference and have a fantastic programme of speakers including John Burnham, Gill Gorrell Barnes, Peter Rober, John Shotter, Jim Wilson, Alan Cooklin, John Wheeler, Julie Taylor, Tonia Forster, Alex Reed and Kevin Hawkes. We are pleased that Barbara Warner, a long standing member of AFT will open and Chair our 40th Anniversary Conference. Please see the programme

Sorry we are now closed for bookings.  Those who have booked will receive an email shortly with the programme and details.  A hard copyof the programme will be available for each delegate at the conference.

Please find below the link to the hotel.  

Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham.  Residential and Day Delegates receive lunch and all refreshments.  


AFT 2015 Kent Annual Conference 'Peace and Value – connecting spirituality, systems thinking and activism'

10 12 September 2015 at the University of Kent.  

Confirmed speakers include Satish Kumar, Kim Pearce, Glenda Fredman, Umberta Telfener 

We thank all those who have submitted a workshop proposal.  We have lots of interesting proposals and we hope to announce these soon.

We summarise the theme of the conference as giving prominence to the neglected and controversial “social grace” of spirituality. He explains that the conference ‘welcomes all systemic practitioners, regardless of their philosophical, spiritual or religious beliefs, extending an invitation to consider ways in which their practice can be responsive to the spiritual lives, struggles and resources of those with whom they work and the communities and cultures with which they identify. In times of political, economic and social upheaval and uncertainty, it will reflect and honour multiple and diverging understandings of spirituality, exploring how they may resonate with our personal and professional values and commitments. More than anything it will promote the importance of activism, of systemic ideas and practice supporting social inclusion, change and validation for those in society suffering most in the face of “austerity” and the crisis of party political credibility.’

The conference will be held at the University of Kent in Canterbury.  Please see virtual tour.  We are also delighted that Canterbury Cathedral are allowing us to use their Crypt for the opening ceremony.

Bookings open Spring 2015.  Please save the dates 10 - 12 September in your diary.  


The AFT Eileen Jamieson Memorial Conference 'Experts by Experience: Learning with and from the people we aim to support'

with Derbyshire AFT.   

19th November 2015

Please see the events page of the website to book.  


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