Organisations we work with
The ‘Thinking Allowed’ lecture series, exploring questioning, experiencing non-literal faith, is available on-line and flows from the partnership between Cairns Church in Milngavie and Orchardhill Parish Church in Giffnock, Glasgow region.
20-20 Progressive Christianity Stoke on Trent
20-20 Progressive Christianity Stoke on Trent meets monthly, normally at the Quaker Meeting House, Miller Street Newcastle under Lyme on the first Sunday in the month at 7.00pm. There are no prayers or hymns, but a discussion takes place based on a Bible passage, searching for its real meaning and application.
Although focused on Oxford, it is open to anyone within and beyond the Oxford diocese who feels drawn to more liberal forms of Christianity. It will help to provide a “home” for those who may feel isolated as Liberal Christians, particularly within the Church of England, although it is open and welcoming to all denominations. It is for both lay and ordained Christians.
Charter for Compassion
On February 28, 2008 Karen Armstrong won the TED Prize and made a wish: for help creating, launching and propagating a Charter for Compassion. Since that day, thousands of people have contributed to the process so that on November 12, 2009 the Charter was unveiled to the world. The Charter for Compassion is a document that transcends religious, ideological, and national difference. Supported by leading thinkers from many traditions, the Charter activates the Golden Rule around the world.
Coalition Against Misuse of the Blasphemy Laws
Coalition Against Misuse of the Blasphemy Laws is an international coalition with a common aim: an end to the way Pakistan’s blasphemy law is currently being abused.
Along with opportunities to advocate for change, we will provide key legal resources regarding the Coalition Against Misuse of the Blasphemy Laws and its status in international law. Also we will keep you updated on all developments as the future of the Blasphemy Law is discussed, within Pakistan and around the world.
The coalition was founded by the Christian charity CLAAS, who have dedicated to helping persecuted Christians in Pakistan since 1998. We have been offering legal assistance to those accused of committing blasphemy and, when necessary, giving safe refuge to those in fear of reprisals.
However, Coalition Against Misuse of the Blasphemy Laws is open to both religious and nonreligious organisations, including both Christians and Muslims, who feel the law should not be abused in this way.
The voice of opposition grows louder every day. Together, change is possible.
Coalition Against Misuse of the Blasphemy Laws
EQUAL - campaign for equal marriage in the Church of England
Equal, the Campaign for Equal Marriage in the Church of England, is campaigning for a change in the teaching and practice of the Church of England to allow all couples to marry in church, regardless of their gender, sex or sexuality. This principle of equality already applies in English law and in some other churches.
Free to Believe
Free to Believe is an informal network of liberally minded members of the United Reformed Church. It holds a spring residential Conference, and autumn reading party at the URC’s Windermere Centre. This year’s conference “Jesus for the non-religious” was led by Jack Spong.
Greenbelt is a festival of arts, faith and justice. It launched in 1974 and has hosted its annual festival every year since. Greenbelt believes that things often kept apart can and should be held together. Things like artistry and activism, spirituality and politics, faith and justice. It is a festival where these things belong together and where all are welcome. Energised by a progressive Christian worldview, Greenbelt creates a festival that is inclusive, open-minded, participatory and generous in spirit.
PCN Britain has had a presence at Greenbelt since 2011. We intend to continue that link though not necessarily every year.
We are a network of individuals and organisations whose make-up reflects the breadth and scope of the Church of England and beyond. We come from differing traditions and differing locations but we are united in one aim: to celebrate and maintain the traditional inclusivity and diversity of the Anglican communion. We are committed to ensuring that those who are excluded because of their poverty, different abilities, ethnic origin or any other reason can play their full part in the Gospel of Jesus Christ’s unconditional love.
LivingSpirituality is a new group which brings together the contemplative and active dimensions of life, broadly rooted within the Christian tradition. We intend LivingSpirituality to be a resource through which people can find
material, groups and people to help deepen and anchor their explorations through all stages of journeying - at times of adversity and at times when we are in touch with the oneness of life. LivingSpirituality is here to keep people informed about a wide range of initiatives and events relevant to our vision, and to maintain connection between people on a similar journey.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Address: Petra Griffiths, LivingSpirituality, c/o St James’s Church, 197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL
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