The Moment of Crisis has Come.
This was the title for our annual conference in January via the zoom
platforrm. It is taken from a talk given by David Attenborough. He was
warning us all that the world, its people and all its living things, are in
great danger. However, although we live in a time of upheaval, a time of
great insecurity, we do not yet live in a time of catastrophe.
Our conference covered many current issues we are all challenged by,
including the suffering caused by the spread of Covid 19, the poverty and
isolation of the developing world, the threat of climate change and the
loss of bio-divererumbalath, Christians Aware’s Chair. Geoff Weaver
presented music and song to refresh us for the future. Seminar groups
offered resources for our understanding and work.
Speakers at our conference included David Peat, an astrophysicist, Helen
Browning from the Soil Association, Malcolm Guite a priest and poet and
Bishop John Perumbalath. Some of the talks (and others) can be
accessed on Youtube via this button.
‘Hope. Healing. Harmony’ is the title of our summer school this year. It will
be a day on the zoom platform on July 28th. Our speakers will focus on
what we might all do towards a good future for humanity, nature and the
Stephen Skinner will speak about work towards harmony. Ann-Marie and
Jenny Brown will speak about the poor of the world and what hope there
is for them, so long as we all work together to bring equality and a new
life for those who at the moment have nothing. Inderjit Bhogal will bring
much needed hope for refugees. Adam boulter will be our last speaker
and he will offer ‘art for healing and wholeness.’ in the central Solomon
Do join us for our summer school day this year. We have all lost so much
through the spread of the coronavirus over the globe, but some people
have lost everything. We hope the summer school will give us new
energy to get involved in working for healing, and new hope for all. An
outline programme can be seen via the button below.
A message will be sent to everyone whose e-mail address we have, giving
links and entry codes for the school. Please let the office have your e-
mail address if we don’t already have it. We look forward hopefully to
seeing you on the screen in July.
There are also buttons linking to the two newest book we have published;
Timothy Biles's "It's the Journey" reflecting his experiences of life in lands
dominated by the Moslems of Pakistan, the Hindus of India, the Buddhists
of Sri Lanka and the Jews of Israel-Palestine; Brian Macdonald-Milne's
"Seeing Peace in the Pacific", the story of conflict and Christianity in the
Central Solomon Islands.
Also flyers for recently published books from Christians Aware "Just
Food: Food and Farming for a Sustainable Future", and "Rosa" by Susi
Bechhofer, can be viewed via the button below.
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