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The Woolwich murder and its aftermath

The Woolwich murder and its aftermath PCN Britain is pleased to reproduce this statement from the Co-Chairs and Vice-Chairs of the Inter Faith Network for the UK

We learned with deep shock and great sadness of the murder of a young member of the armed forces in Woolwich yesterday afternoon. Such acts of violence and terror have no place in our society.  

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family. 

The attackers linked their actions with the religion of Islam.  Statements from major national Muslim bodies have, in the ensuing hours, condemned the act in the strongest terms and stressed its lack of connection to – and complete contradiction of – teachings of Islam.   Even so, there have been attacks on two mosques over the course of the last 24 hours and concerns expressed about the possibility of further attack. 

Our thoughts and prayers are also with any whose places of worship or personal safety are affected. 

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New PCN group launches in St Albans

New PCN group launches in St Albans The chair of PCN Britain, John Churcher, was the guest speaker at the launch of the fifty-fifth group in the PCN network of affiliated groups.

32 people attended the launch which took place at Trinity URC church in St Albans.   John Churcher spoke about John Robinson’s book, Honest to God, published in 1963, and the state of Christianity fifty years on.  The discussion groups which followed were described at animated.   The convenor of the St Albans group is Leonora Jagessar. leonora.jagessar@pcnbritain.org.uk  More about the St Alban’s group.  A map to help you find a group near you.

Rev Dr Alan Race to speak at Common Dreams Conference

Rev Dr Alan Race to speak at Common Dreams Conference 3rd Common Dreams Conference “Midwives of Change: Progressives Shaping Religious Communities” is a conference of religious progressives in Australia and the South Pacific.

Rev Dr Alan Race, a Committee Member of the Progressive Christianity Network Britain, will give a lunchtime address “Honest to God: The Makings and Celebrations of a Midwife of Change”.

See the Event entry