Gloucestershire Group Meeting – Borderlands: places of intersection where different nations and different cultures meet.

Borderlands: places of intersection where different nations and different cultures meet.

The Gloucestershire group invites you to hear Nicky von Benzon, a priest and family mediator, lead a discussion about the places where there are sometimes conflicts but also an intermingling of ideas and behaviours.

Start Date:
Saturday 6th November 2021
Start Time:
2:30PM
Location:
Zoom (email andy.vivian@pcnbritain.org.uk for a link)
Phone:
01594 516528
Email:
andy.vivian@pcnbritain.org.uk
Speakers:
Rev'd Nicky von Benzon

Opposites may lead to an exchange, sometimes acceptance and at other times rejection. There are borderlands within and outside the Church, for example between radical and conservative, evangelical and catholic, to name but two, and outside the church between the religious and secular worlds and of course between different ethic, religious or national communities. What has been our experiences of living in “borderlands” between different cultures and communities.

What does Christian faith and especially the witness of Christian spirituality tell us about these borderland places which we may enter from time to time in our lives. Is the Holy Spirit to be found there offering growth and new possibilities? If so, what are the signs that change conflict and rejection, to acceptance and renewal in the lives of communities and of individuals? These borderlands are places of intermingling where to use Rowan William’s metaphor identities are “woven …. out of an awareness of ourselves, each one of us, as a place where immeasurable differences intersect.

If you would like to hear Nicky and join in the discussion please write to andy.vivian@pcnbritain.org.uk for the Zoom link.

Image: by Stoddard, William Osborn, 1835-1925, via Wikimedia Commons

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