Tag Archives: Bridge Builders

Alastair McKay

Alastair McKay co-founded Bridge Builders in 1996 and returned to the organization as director upon completion of his M.A. in conflict transformation. Bridge Builders serves in the ministry of peacemaking and reconciliation, seeking to transform the culture of the church in the United Kingdom in the way that leaders lead, and how conflict is handled. ...More

Bridge Builders, 1996: Working Exclusively Within a Faith Tradition

Of the 12 peacebuilding training centers around the world developed by alumni of EMU’s Summer Peacebuilding Institute (SPI), only one focuses exclusively on conflict within a religious tradition. And that is Bridge Builders, headquartered in London. It focuses on conflicts within churches throughout the United Kingdom. “For churches to provide space for healing, we must ...More

Enabling Difficult Conversations to Be Respectful

When the Church of England installed its first woman bishop, 48-year-old Libby Lane, on March 8, 2015 – on International Women’s Day – it represented the culmination of years of debate, lobbying, anguish and finally respectful conversation to arrive at what one senior leader called this “new chapter…in the Church of England.”* It’s the “respectful ...More

Expert in transforming church conflict

Alastair McKay, MA ’99 London, England Alastair McKay juggles three big responsibilities: directing an organization called Bridge Builders in transforming church conflict, pursuing a doctorate of ministry, and raising children with his wife Sue. Between 1997 and 1999, the McKays settled their family of four – their daughter was then age two and their son ...More