What’s on

Nov
8
Tue
In Conversation With Philip Orr and Joe Austin @ Contemporary Christianity
Nov 8 @ 8:00 pm

The Poppy and the Lilly

Joe Austin is a veteran of the Republican movement and a member of the National Graves Association. Philip Orr, having been a schoolteacher, is a local historian, a writer and facilitator. This is an opportunity to hear about the work Philip and Joe have done around these two poignant symbols. The evening will have both historical and contemporary contexts. You are invited to join us for this evening to think through this topic which is highlighted in a striking line in Philip's play Halfway House, when Bronagh turns to Valerie and says, "You can parade your courage in public but we can't!"
Mar
22
Wed
Think it doesn’t happen locally? @ Jethro Centre
Mar 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Think it doesn't happen locally? @ Jethro Centre | Lurgan | Northern Ireland | United Kingdom
The Jethro Centre will host a workshop for Community Organisations in the Lurgan area to look at Human Trafficking and how we can respond at a local level. For more information or to book your place contact us on 028 3832 5673.
Apr
8
Sat
On earth as it is in heaven @ Youth Initiatives
Apr 8 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
On earth as it is in heaven @ Youth Initiatives | Northern Ireland | United Kingdom
 

The Call to Living Sustainably and its impact on Community, Fellowship and Mission.

 

We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?

(Wendell Berry)

Contemporary Christianity’s theme for 2017 is: “Just Living in a Post-Truth World.” Join us for a half-day seminar to explore the inter-connectedness of concern for the poor, concern for creation, stewardship of the earth’s resources, and the transformative potential of the Christian commitment to these principles in this “post-truth” era. Contributors include:
  • Prof. John Barry (QUB
  • Jonny Hanson (Jubilee)
  • David Smyth (Evangelical Alliance)
RSVP to: info@contemporarychristianity.net Twitter: @ContemChristian
May
2
Tue
In Conversation With Derek Poole and Diane Holt @ Contemporary Christianity
May 2 @ 7:30 pm
Just Living in a Post-truth Society is Contemporary Christianity's theme for 2017. This will be an informal evening with Derek Poole and Diane Holt. There will be plenty of opportunity for discussion.   The post-truth society is frequently mentioned in the media. Derek and Diane will help us begin to explore:  
  • what it means to live in a post-truth society
  • what scripture has to say about the concept
  • how people of faith can respond appropriately
Derek Poole used to work for ECONI and the Centre for Contemporary Christianity Diane Holt used to work for Tear Fund and now works for Thrive Ireland
May
27
Sat
God and Google? Faith and Facebook? @ Fitzroy Presbyterian Church
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Seminar and workshop with Vinoth Ramachanda and Steve Stockman


Saturday 27 May 10.00am to 12.30pm
(Tea/coffee/registration from 9.30am)

Fitzroy Presbyterian Church Cafe Area
, University Road, Belfast BT7 1HL      

The technological revolution of the past 20 years is still gaining pace - influencing how we buy goods and services, read newspapers, watch TV, listen to music, bank, use transportation and get new “Friends”! Technology and artificial intelligence initiatives (AI) will be even more ambitious in the next 20 years with driverless cars, robots, more workerless factories, drone deliveries and research in biotechnology for the treatment, managing and prevention of diseases.

Leading international Christian leader and thinker Vinoth Ramachandra and local Pastor Steve Stockman will bring their different perspectives to the significant challenges, threats and opportunities we face.

What are the particular challenges to people of faith and the local/global Church? Join us and be prepared to be provoked and challenged and to engage in discussion

Suggested contribution: £5.00

Bookings not essential but an email to info@contemporarychristianity.net would be helpful.
Jan
19
Fri
Calvin and the Arts with Prof. William Edgar
Jan 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Aug
4
Sat
An Evening With Martin Luther @ An Chultúrlann
Aug 4 @ 8:00 pm – 9:45 pm

Writer Philip Orr

Actor Brian Payne

Supported by Contemporary Christianity

In Philip Orr’s short but gripping play, Martin Luther looks back on the early years of his life. It is a story of a young man’s anguished search for peace of mind and his historic clash with the church hierarchy of the day. 

As we know, Luther was a key figure in the Protestant Reformation.

This performance will take place in the theatre at Culturlann, the Irish Language centre at the junction of the Falls Road and Broadway. It is situated in a former Presbyterian Church. 

The Centre for Contemporary Christianity is grateful for the opportunity to stage Philip’s play during the West Belfast Festival.

A vital part of the evening will be a panel discussion following the performance. A number of leaders inside the Protestant faith community will reflect on the significance of Luther and the Reformation for local Protestant communities in a time of social and cultural change.

Nov
6
Tue
An Evening with Martin Luther
Nov 6 @ 7:30 pm

By Philip Orr

Following a sold-out performance at Feile an Phobail in August, Contemporary Christianity is delighted to bring An Evening with Martin Luther to East Belfast as part of this year's CS Lewis Festival.  

An Evening with Martin Luther is a one-man drama, performed by Brian Payne, in which the famous reformer, now in middle age, looks back at his youth.  The play explores his relationship with his family, the church and the culture of Christian Europe in an era of change.  It will be followed by a panel discussion about the creation of the play and the issues that it may raise for today. 

East Belfast Network Centre is situated on Templemore Avenue. It is easily accessible by public transport on the Newtownards Road and Albertbridge Road. On-street parking is available. 

Tuesday 6 November
East Belfast Network Centre

7.30pm

£8

Book tickets at: http://eastsidearts.net/event/evening-martin-luther 

 

Jan
31
Thu
4 Corners Festival
Jan 31 – Feb 10 all-day

 The 4 Corners Festival is underway. The theme is Scandalous Forgiveness.

 See: www.4cornersfestival.com and  Twitter: #4Corners2019

Feb
28
Thu
Thrive Ireland Day Conference: From Africa to Ireland- A global re-imagining of Christian PEACEBUILDING in Northern Ireland.   @ Dunsilly Hotel
Feb 28 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Speakers: Christophe Mbonyingabo (Rwanda) ; Useni Sibanda (Zimbabwe) and Derek Poole, Lesley Carroll and Diane Holt

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