PCN Britain Film Project and Film Fund

PCN Britain Film Project and Film Fund

We often hear it said , ‘Where are the young people?’ at our conferences or in our groups. This is one way in which we hope to engage with…...

You will be aware that the Westhill Trust awarded us a grant to help us fulfil our aim of producing a series of short 5-minute films which will focus on the stories of young people facing the challenges of 21stcentury life and what a progressive Christian faith might have to say in response to their stories. We have now agreed to accept a tender for that work from a media company called Shortform based in Manchester. This is an exciting young company whose excellent professional work you can see on their website (www.shortform.co.uk). We are budgeting to spend up to £20,000 on this venture. We have secured £11,500 from Westhill, we are hopeful of another £1000 in grant aid, we intend to take £5000 from our limited reserves and hope that you, our members, might feel able to contribute to the project in order to make up the shortfall. And so we are launching a Film Project Fund(as we did with the Marcus Borg Memorial Fund which is now closed) and inviting individuals and PCN groups to donate to the Fund, by sending cheques or money transfers to PCN via the website/office. You will see the details on the website. We hope the films will be ready to be seen by the time we are at Greenbelt in August. We will keep you informed about the progress of the project and how these films can be a resource to PCN groups. We often hear it said , ‘Where are the young people?’ at our conferences or in our groups. This is one way in which we hope to engage with young people in their teens, twenties and thirties. Please support our venture. Adrian Alker Donate to Film Project Fund here

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” a more human and fraternal world in which no one is excluded or marginalized.”

” a more human and fraternal world in which no one is excluded or marginalized.”

Pope Francis reflects on the meaning behind the elements that make up the nativity scene....

In his letter “Admirabile Signum” Pope Francis reflects on the meaning behind the elements that make up the nativity scene. He begins with the background of “a starry sky wrapped in the darkness and silence of night.” We think of when we have experienced the darkness of night, he says, yet even then, God does not abandon us. “His closeness brings light where there is darkness and shows the way to those dwelling in the shadow of suffering.”

The presence of the poor and the lowly, continues the Pope, is a reminder that “God became man for the sake of those who feel most in need of His love and who ask Him to draw near to them.” From the manger, “Jesus proclaims, in a meek yet powerful way, the need for sharing with the poor as the path to a more human and fraternal world in which no one is excluded or marginalized.”

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OPEN TABLE IS CROWDFUNDING!

OPEN TABLE IS CROWDFUNDING!

Open Table, a safe sacred space for LGBTQIA+ Christians & all who seek an inclusive church....

In 2008 we lit the spark that started Open Table, a safe sacred space for LGBTQIA+ Christians & all who seek an inclusive church. We’re crowdfunding until the end of 2019 to make 2020 our best year yet! If you value Open Table, please share this message, and give if you can.

The first Open Table community began at St Bride’s Liverpool in June 2008. Open Table has grown into a network of ecumenical Christian worship communities which offer a warm welcome to people who are: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer / Questioning, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA) and all who seek an inclusive Church.Open Table communities now gather across England and Wales, hosted by inclusive churches in four denominations (Anglican, United Reformed Church, Baptist, Methodist).

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Alive in God: A Christian Imagination - new book by Dominican theologian Timothy Radcliffe

Alive in God: A Christian Imagination - new book by Dominican theologian Timothy Radcliffe

For millions of young people Christianity .. means nothing at all. ....“as outmoded as a typewriter”....

Speaking to Maggie Fergusson for The Tablet Radcliffe says, “For millions of young people Christianity .. means nothing at all. It is, as Radcliffe admits, “as outmoded as a typewriter”. If pushed to consider it at all, most would probably share Stephen Hawking’s belief that we are just “chemical scum on an average-sized planet”. So what has a religion hedged about with guilt-inducing, tripwire rules to offer?

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