What’s on

Jun
23
Tue
In Conversation With … Philip Orr (Author and historian) @ Contemporary Christianity
Jun 23 @ 7:30 pm

What response, if any, should the churches make to the commemoration of the Easter Rising?

Philip will outline some of the key events, characters, causes and results of Easter 1916. He will then lead a discussion on possible approaches churches might take to the commemoration.

The evening will include a short slideshow illustrating the the main events and characters of the time.

In 2012 Contemporary Christianity commissioned and delivered a tour of the play '1912: A Hundred Years On' as our contribution to the beginning of the Decade of Centenaries.

You are invited to join us for this evening to help us shape our thinking based on the research into 1916 that Philip has recently done.

Jun
13
Mon
A Soul for the Union? @ Agape Centre
Jun 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A Soul for the Union?

Faith-based perspectives on the EU Referendum

An evening to help people of faith and others explore some of the issues to be considered in a deciding on how best to vote in the forth-coming referendum.

Keynote speaker - Ben Ryan (Theos Think Tank)

Ben first joined the Theos think tank as an intern in September 2013 and graduated to a researcher in early 2014. He read Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Cambridge and also has an MSc in European Studies from the LSE European Institute. He is the author of the Theos reports A Very Modern Ministry: Chaplaincy in the UK and A Soul for the Union.

Responders giving a N.I. perspective:

Colin Harvey (Professor of Human Rights Law, Queen's University Belfast) will respond with reference to Human Rights and Constitutional issues. Esmond Birnie (Chief Economist PWC in Scotland and N.I.) will respond with reference to Economic and Financial issues. There will be an opportunity for questions to Ben, Colin and Esmond. The Referendum is a democratic opportunity; the outcome will influence our relationships for years to come. Politics is inherently spiritual since God gives us the responsibility to govern within His sovereignty. This evening will explore issues of sovereignty and subsidiarity, business and bureaucracy, security, migrants and other national and local challenges we all face in making a decision on how to vote. It will encourage and help in making an informed response and not just one that thinks of self-interest!

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