PCN launches the Marcus Borg Memorial Fund
In the latest edition of Progressive Voices, the chair of PCN Britain, Adrian Alker, appeals for donations towards a series of annual lectures in honour of a remarkable teacher and friend of PCN who died this year.
In tribute to the life and work of Marcus Borg, the trustees of PCN Britain have decided to set up a new memorial fund which will be used to underpin financially a series of annual lectures in Marcus’s honour and we invite all our members and friends to make a donation to the Marcus Borg Memorial Fund.
You will know that PCN Britain is already sponsoring a day conference in Birmingham next May in honour Marcus Borg at which Diana Butler Bass will be the main speaker. We are doing this in collaboration with three other organisations - Modern Church, St Mark's Centre for Radical Christianity and Free To Believe.
But the PCN trustees also wish to continue with four more annual lectures which bear his name, in the years 2017 to 2020. We may even be able to extend such a series if we can afford to do so. All the monies donated to the Fund will help us to plan with confidence these annual events, often with distinguished speakers. Just as there are the Reith lectures, the Dimbleby lectures and others, so we want to honour the great debt of gratitude we owe to Marcus for his inspiring work. We hope you will agree with the trustees that this is a worthy initiative.
As with most charitable organisations, PCB Britain has to run a fairly tight ship in terms of our expenditure. Therefore we would really value having a dedicated fund of ring-fenced money to promote this series of Borg lectures for the coming years.
Are you able to help us in this way alongside your existing and much valued membership subscription?
Please make your contribution either by cheque payable to PCN Britain - Marcus Borg Memorial fund which you should send to the office at 26 High Street Newnham, Gloucestershire, GL14 1BB or else by going to the Shop section on the PCN website where you will find an on-line pay-point called Donate to the Marcus Borg Memorial Fund’, which will allow you to pay by card or PayPal.
On behalf of the trustees may I thank all our members and friends for their continuing support and if you feel able to make a donation to this Fund, we would be most grateful.
Adrian Alker (Chair of trustees)