What’s on

Oct
3
Sat
Just Living – Simply @ The Larder Food Bank
Oct 3 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
How do we escape the economic trappings of western consumerism to live just lives of simplicity, generosity and hospitality while being aware of our responsibilities to others in our local community and the wider world?
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This practical workshop will draw upon local experiences to explore how we can:
  • live within our fair share of the world's resources and limits;
  • respond to poverty and inequality with radical generosity;
  • live restoratively through sacrificial relationships;
  • use our power to speak prophetically to our churches and wider society in order to cultivate a healthier relationship between God, people and creation.
Just Living is an annual workshop to inspire, enthuse and motivate Christians who are passionate about tackling injustice locally and globally through shared learning, reflection and worship. 
Nov
12
Thu
Exiles WELCOMING Exiles @ The International Meeting Point
Nov 12 @ 7:30 pm

An In Conversation With ... EMBRACE and the Law Centre NI on the theme Exiles WELCOMING Exiles!

The Bible clearly challenges people of faith to love the stranger and welcome them. The evening discussion will focus on local stories of what is and what can be done by churches in helping refugees and migrants. The UK Government's response to the Europe wide migrant and refugee crisis has been one of the main news items in recent months. Councils in Northern Ireland have been told to prepare to accept refugees. This evening will help us understand what can be done and appropriate responses that Christians and churches can make. Richard Kerr, past Chairman of EMBRACE , and now Convenor of the PCI Global Concerns Committee, will open up the discussion. EMBRACE is a group of Christians from different denominations working together to promote a positive response to people who are seeking asylum, refugees, migrant workers and people from minority-ethnic backgrounds living in Northern Ireland. Glenn Jordan and Ursula O'Hare from the Law Centre will bring insights and advice on good practice. The Law Centre (NI) provides specialist legal support to organisations and disadvantaged individuals, including in the areas of immigration and trafficking. The International Meeting Point is a project of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. It provides a hub for people from all nations to drop in and meet new friends. It is a place to relax and spend some time practising English; mixing with different cultures and for people to help each other by sharing their experience of Belfast and discussing the meaning of life.
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
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 

 

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