Saturday 17th March 2018, 10am-4pm Methodist Central Hall, Manchester
A day conference from The Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT), a partnership between Baptists Together, The Church of Scotland, The Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church.

What does it mean to be a Christian in the midst of our changing world? How do we live prophetically in a time of political turbulence, social upheaval and climate change? An opportunity to discuss challenges, fears and hopes for the future of our communities, nations and world with keynote speakers Stella Creasy MP and Peter Oborne, columnist at the Daily Mail. Read more and book online.

Blue Sky God: the Evolution of Science and Christianity
Friday 16th-Saturday 18th March 2018
Based on his book of the same title which joins up current scientific views of reality with Christian theology, this course with Don MacGregor looks at some of the big questions around how we think about God and Jesus. Consider quantum consciousness, the power of the intentional mind, morphic resonance and other new scientific theories. Don MacGregor is an Anglican Priest living in Fishguard, West Wales. He has an MA in Theology and has been a university chaplain, a science teacher and a youth worker. Don’s Christian journey has moved from evangelical and charismatic to mystical and esoteric with aspects of contemporary holistic spirituality, and an emphasis on meditation and contemplative prayer. He is an active member of CANA (Christians Awakening to a New Awareness) and the Progressive Christian Network. Residential prices start from £125, non-residential from £90. Discount for clergy and students.

Utterly Human: Art, Faith and Failure
Friday 6th-Sunday 8th April 2018
Faith and doubt, folly and failure go together in the stories of Jesus’s disciples, both in any meaningful creative endeavour and in any real life. Using these perspectives, Deborah Lewer explores great and lesser works of visual art from the Middle Ages to the present day, seeing in art’s traitors, doubters, fools and bunglers where wisdom comes of folly, beauty of imperfection and of failure, grace. Anyone with an interest in art and/or faith is very welcome. The weekend is led by Deborah Lewer, Senior Lecturer in History of Art at the University of Glasgow. To view the draft programme for this course, please click hereResidential prices start from £230, non-residential from £160. Discount for clergy and students.
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An Evening with Dr Rowan Williams. Wednesday 21st March
In conversation with Professor Mona Siddiqui in Edinburgh Cathedral
Wednesday 21st March 2018 6:30PM Cost: £10
St Mary's Cathedral, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, EH12 5AW
Hosted by Edinburgh International Centre for Spirituality and Peace
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Black Sheep and Prodigals: An Antidote to Black and White Religion
Aimed primarily at people who are on the edges or outside mainstream religion - those who reject, question, or have little interest in the tenets of traditional faith. It sets out to present a more contemporary and more humane approach to faith, drawing on honest doubt, common sense and spiritual experience. Dave is an Anglican priest and founded the legendary Holy Joe’s, a church in a pub in Clapham for disaffected church drop-outs. He is now Vicar of St Luke’s, Holloway, a thriving parish church in north London and a regular contributor to Pause for Thought on BBC Radio 2.
For a full list of dates and booking details, visit the PCN website.

The Meditatio Centre, St Mark’s Church, Myddelton Square, London EC1R 1XX
The Light in the Stone, led by Sarah Deco with live music
Thursday 19th April, 6.30-9.00 pm. Cost £15, Concessions £10. Light refreshments provided.
The Light in the Stone weaves together tales from the three Abrahamic faiths drawing from the oral traditions, stories and legends of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. With live music by Illana Cravitz and Elizabeth Nott. Sarah is a storyteller who tells myths, fairytales and folktales. She has a long connection with Arabic music and dance as a teacher and performer. She is the founder and co-organiser of The North London Traditional Storytelling Circle and tells stories in a variety of venues aiming always to provoke and facilitate sharing and discussion. 
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For a full list of events visit the Meditatio Centre website.


Rob Bell - The Holy Shift Tour July 2018

This July, Rob Bell returns to the UK for the Holy Shift Tour. Blending philosophy, comedy, theology and subversive insight, he explores what it looks like for us to reclaim the word HOLY in all its hidden depth to help us make sense of the modern world: 

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