Upcoming Events

A listing of local group meetings appears in the Events Calendar

Looking again at the New Testament stories

We are looking forward to our first meeting of the new year, when Jim Mein (former Dean of Edinburgh) will help us to explore the relevance for the 21st century of the New Testament stories about Christmas, Good Friday, Easter and Pentecost. All are welcome, whether members of PCN or not.

Location:
Braid Room, Morningside Church, (at junction of Braid Road with Cluny Gardens)
Speaker:
Jim Mein
Host:
Edinburgh Group

Full details in group programme

Remembering the SHOAH

We shall consider ways in which Jewish Theologians have interpreted the HOLOCAUST since 1945. David studied this some years ago and says it is good to see it from a Jewish perspective. He will include brief readings from literary responses by Primo Levi (among others), who was an Italian Jew, Chemist and Writer and survivor of a concentration camp. In the light of current debate about anti-Semitism this could provoke an interesting discussion.

Location:
Friends Meeting House, Miller St. Newcastle under Lyme ST5 1QJ
Speaker:
David Simcock
Host:
North Staffordshire Group

Full details in group programme

Religion and Atheism

Pat will be referring to the paper 'Religion and Atheism' by Richard Holloway (copy on PCN Britain website), presented at the London Conference in June 2019. Please read the paper before the meeting .

Location:
Brunswick Methodist Church, Brunswick Place, Newcastle NE1 7BJ
Speaker:
Discussion led by Pat Fuller
Host:
Newcastle (on Tyne) Group

Full details in group programme

INSTEAD

INSTEAD

Last year Galilee Forum heard from several people who completed the sentence "I am (or was) an evangelical BUT ...." One of these was Roy Searle, who famously described himself as an evangelical with a large BUT! For many people, their BUT makes it difficult to remain in a church setting which does not match their spiritual journey. But what, if anything, do they do INSTEAD? Roy Searle, a founder member of the Northumbria Community, will give one answer to this question, with time for questions. We plan to make space for other people's answers throughout 2020.

Location:
Billingham Forum, TS23 2LJ
Speaker:
Roy Searle
Host:
Billingham Group

Full details in group programme

How Jews and Christians read the Bible

How Jews and Christians read the Bible

Abingdon Progressive Christianity Network Group presents: Speaker John Barton (Author of ‘A History of the Bible: The Book and Its Faiths’)

Location:
Trinity Church, Conduit Road, Abingdon, OX14 1DB
Speaker:
John Barton (Author of ‘A History of the Bible: The Book and Its Faiths]
Host:
Abingdon Progressive Christianity Network Group

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St. Mark’s CRC invites you to a celebration

St. Mark’s CRC invites you to a celebration

CRC invites you to a celebration of:
- the launch of the website crconline.org.uk
an online library of theological resources developed and built through grant from the Jim Cotter Trust Fund
- the life of Jim Cotter (1942-2014)
- CRC’s achievements since 2003
at this its final event

Location:
St Mark’s Broomhill & Broomhall, Sheffield Broomfield Road, Sheffield, S10 2SE
Speaker:
Tracey Byrne, Bishop Stephen Lowe, Members of CRC
Host:
St. Mark's CRC

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I believe ‘God’ is just a word

Nigel may be the speaker, but the title and the initial thoughts will be mainly those of Revd. Dave Tomlinson known for his radical way of talking about the Christian way. He became known for the church in a pub called Holy Joe's. We shall discuss a chapter or two about God from his book 'Black Sheep and Prodigals'. We shall look at other chapters of the same book on a future occasion.

Location:
Friends Meeting House, Miller St. Newcastle under Lyme ST5 1QJ
Speaker:
Nigel Jones
Host:
North Staffordshire Group

Full details in group programme

Renewal and Rebellion: Faith, Economy and Climate

Renewal and Rebellion: Faith, Economy and Climate

Our environment is in crisis, inequality is growing, and yet our economic system seems fixated on endless growth, while politics is paralysed and coarsened by division.
How do we need to change our political and economic assumptions in order to meet these challenges? How can we can model new ways of living ourselves, and as churches? How does our hope in God’s future empower us to live a hopeful, abundant life on a finite planet?
JPIT’s 2020 national conference Renewal and Rebellion: faith, economy and climate invites you to join in looking at the big challenges we all face – rethinking economic structures and taking radical steps towards climate justice, and how we can all act to change them – in faith, for people and for planet.
Through panel discussions, workshops, poetry, art and conversation, we hope to inspire and resource people to speak, pray and act boldly for justice and peace over the next decade.

Location:
The Riverside Centre Derby
Speaker:
Ed Miliband, MP ,Katherine Trebeck, Wellbeing Economist, Christine Allen, Director of CAFOD, Ross Greer, Green MSP

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Renewal and Rebellion: Faith, Economy and Climate

Renewal and Rebellion: Faith, Economy and Climate

Our environment is in crisis, inequality is growing, and yet our economic system seems fixated on endless growth, while politics is paralysed and coarsened by division.

Location:
Riverside Centre, Riverside Court, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8HY
Speaker:
Ed Miliband, MP, Katherine Trebeck, Christine Allen, Anthony Reddie,Ross GreerMSP , Revd Lucy Berry

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Thinking Science, Thinking Faith

Thinking Science, Thinking Faith

The Keynote Speaker for this conference is Prof Tom McLeish FRS, Professor of Natural Philosophy in the Department of Physics, University of York.

Location:
Friends Meeting House, Friargate, York, YO1 9RL
Speaker:
Tom McLeish, Martin Bassant, Jemima Parker, Ian Lovett, Ian Cooke
Host:
PCN Britain

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