Gretta Vosper in Leeds - Creating a world beyond the beliefs that divide
Gretta Vosper, post-theist author and minister from Canada, makes a second visit to the UK. This time she will be speaking in Yorkshire following requests from our members for a northern venue.
- Start Date: Friday 6th October 2017
- Start Time: 7:00PM
- Location: Mill Hill Unitarian Chapel, City Square, Leeds, LS1 5EB
- Contact: Paul Onslow and Sandra Griffiths
- Phone: 07815685047 (Paul) 0113 258 2652 (Sandra)
- Speakers: Gretta Vosper and Scott Kearns
- Host: PCN Britain
- Cost: £30 for both days, £10 Friday (£8 members), £20 Saturday (£18 members)
- Website: http://www.grettavosper.ca/
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Friday, 6th October: 7pm - 9.30pm:
Atheist Ministry: we are where we are, an informal evening with Gretta and her husband Scott Kearns, tickets: £10.00 (£8.00 members)
Saturday, 7th October: 10am – 4pm:
Creating a World Beyond the Beliefs that Divide, a full day conference with two lectures by Gretta, followed by Q & A, and a presentation by Scott, tickets: £20
Sunday 8th October. 10.45 am Gretta and Scott will lead the morning service at Mill Hill Chapel
Gretta Vosper is the founder of the Canadian Centre for Progressive Christianity. She is also a United Church of Canada minister serving West Hill church in Toronto. Her best selling books include With or Without God: Why The Way We Live is More Important Than What We Believe in 2008, and Amen: What Prayer Can Mean in a World Beyond Belief in 2012. She has also published three books of poetry and prayers.
Her work bridges Progressive Christianity and atheism exploring beyond the boundaries of Christian thought. She has come into conflict with the United Church authorities over her writing and is currently awaiting a decision over whether she should be defrocked. On her website she writes:
In 2001, I made it clear that I did not believe in a supernatural, interventionist, divine being. At first, I identified as a non-theist as I do in my first book, With or Without God, published in 2008. In my second book, Amen, I felt the need to further distinguish myself from those who used the term “non-theist” but retained a belief in the supernatural aspects of god; there, I identified as a theological non-realist. In 2013, I embraced the term “atheist” which means, literally, no belief in a theistic, supernatural being.
We are grateful to the Westhill Endowment Trust which is sponsoring this tour. Gretta will also be speaking at Carrs Lane URC in Birmingham in the evening of Friday 13th October and on Saturday 14th October 2017
Gretta's books will be on sale at the PCN bookstall. Coffee, tea and biscuits will be available. Bring your own lunch, or visit a local sandwich shop, on Saturday.