Mysticism and Contemporary Spirituality

This is a joint conference shared by the Centre for Radical Christianity, Sheffield, and the Living Spirituality Network. It is led by the radio editor, Eley McAinsh, who has been director of LSN since 2002.

Start Date:
Tuesday 18th June 2024
Start Time:
St Mark's Church, Broomhill, Sheffield
Tanya Ralph
0114 266 3613
Eley McAinsh, Director of the Living Spirituality Network
£12 ( £10 for CRC, PCN and CSN members) Students £2.

This conference will build on Marcus Borg’s session on Christian Mysticism at the CRC conference he led in April 2008. The main areas of exploration will be the relationship between mysticism and contemporary spiritual experience, the relationship between mysticism and radical theology, and the relationship between mysticism and resistance. Eley writes: ‘I am intrigued that spirituality’s harshest and most cynical critics fail to recognise that beyond the crystals and candyfloss there is a vital link between spirituality, rightly understood, and progressive faith and action’.

Eley has worked in religious radio for 25 years and was, for 15 years, the main producer of BBC Radio 4’s long-running weekly spiritual anthology, ‘Something Understood’. She has also been Editor of the ‘Sunday’ programme and ‘Thought for the Day’. She read English at the University of Edinburgh and has a Diploma in Applied Theology. She left broadcasting briefly in the 1990s to work for Oxfam. She has a longstanding personal involvement in the world of retreats and complementary therapies and is writing a book entitled ‘The Unmarked Path – Another Way of Being Faithful’.

We have arranged with a local supplier for the delivery of packed lunches. They cost £3.75 for a sandwich, cake and fruit. If you would like to order a lunch, please indicate below and enclose the appropriate money.

Booking Details

<p>Click the link below for the downloadable booking form.&nbsp; This includes an option for a packed lunch at £3.75.</p>

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