Wednesday, August 08, 2012
I'm involved in the 2012 Festival of Spirituality and Peace, both as Media Coordinator, and as a speaker at two events. The first is on Disorganised Religion (Thursday 9th August, 5.45pm at St John's Church, Princes Street, Edinburgh), the second on A New Jubilee: Financial Chaos, Occupy and Faith at the same venue, 6-7pm.
Monday, August 06, 2012
But there are strong anti-institutional and non-hierarchical traditions in Christianity and beyond.
Can Anabaptists, Quakers, Nonconformists and loyal dissenters from within the major streams of Christianity offer a new vision of faith and an alternative to top-down religion?
Join the ‘vast minority’ at the Festival of Spirituality and Peace in Edinburgh to discuss what a radical reformation in the Church has to offer - and how this relates to the wider demography of religious and belief-based change in a globalising world.
The event takes place on Thursday 9 August, from 5.45pm - 7pm, at St John’s (Venue 127), corner of Princes Street and Lothian Road, Edinburgh. £6.50 (£4.50 concessions).
Speakers: Ian Milligan, from Exploring Anabaptism in Scotland and the Bert community in Glasgow; Simon Barrow, co-director of Ekklesia, trstee for the Mennonite Centre Trust and former global mission secretary for Churches Together in Britain and Ireland; and Michael Marten, co-founder of the ‘Critical Religion’ research group at the University of Stirling. In partnership with the Iona Community (http://www.iona.org.uk/) and Ekklesia.
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