Upcoming Events

Is faith good for our well-being?

We look forward to hearing from Douglas Blackwood, a psychiatrist and member of PCN, who will be speaking to us about the scientific and psychological basis for the claim that we are 'born believers' and that people with a religious affiliation tend to have better mental health than the non-religious. All are welcome. Tea/coffee available from 7.15 for a 7.30 start.

Location:
Braid Hall, Morningside Parish Church
Speaker:
Douglas Blackwood
Host:
Edinburgh Group

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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

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March 2020 Meeting

We aim to discuss our understanding of, or what each of us means by, God. This follows our February meeting when we discusssed our understanding of prayer and whether each of us was aware of the presence of an external agency.

Location:
12 Woodrough Drive, Moseley, B13 9EP
Host:
Birmingham Group

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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.
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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How to read the Bible and still be a Christian

How to read the Bible and still be a Christian

Based on his book of this title, Dominic Crossan has recorded a series of lectures looking at divine violence as found in the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. He thinks we should rise above this greatest of Christian treasons: that everlasting peace requires the onslaught of divine inspired violence. All welcome

Location:
Christchurch, Abbeydale, Gloucester
Speaker:
Dominic Crossan (on video)
Host:
Gloucestershire Group

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Global Dangers

This event is part of the CND Global Dangers Tour. Tony Staunton is a member of the CND National Council. The event is put on in conjunction with Tavistock Peace Action Group.

Location:
Tavistock United Reformed Church Russell Street Tavistock
Speaker:
Tony Staunton
Host:
Tavistock Group

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Challenging Faith?

Challenging Faith?

Holly is involved in Christian Climate Action
Nathaniel lives with HIV
Gemma is a Hindu sheep farmer married to an Anglican priest
Greg runs a Boxing Gym Church
and others with stories to tell ...

Location:
St Luke's Church, Hillmarton Road, London, N7 9JE
Host:
PCN Britain

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The Pilgrim Fathers; their story for us today

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the transatlantic voyage of the Mayflower, carrying a group of “pilgrims” from this country to the New World. They saw it in terms of a journey from Egypt or Babylon to the Promised Land. Who were the persecutors whom they were fleeing? The Church of England! Was this an early example of Liberation Theology? And if so, what lessons are there for us? Come and discuss!

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

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Who’s knocking at my door?

Talk by Martin Mowforth of Tavistock Peace Action Group on the theme of US concentration camps and migrant caravans from Central America. Martin has many years of experience in visiting Nicaragua and Honduras while promoting the work of the Santa Rosa charity.

Location:
Tavistock United Reformed Church Russell Street Tavistock
Speaker:
Martin Mowforth
Host:
Tavistock Group

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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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The 5th Marcus Borg Memorial Lecture

The 5th Marcus Borg Memorial Lecture

10th October will be the final of the five Marcus Borg Memorial Lectures. These lectures have so far featured Diana Butler Bass, Robin Meyers, Marianne Borg and Noel Irwin bringing fresh perspectives on progressive Christianity. We will confirm the details of the event as soon as we have them.

Location:

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