PEACEtalks is a monthly event (held on a Thursday or Saturday evening) hosted by Paddington Anglican Church aimed at serving the community by promoting and cultivating deep conversations about life, the world and everything. ‘PEACE’ stands for ‘political, ethical, artistic & cultural engagement’. As such, our events seek to take all of these areas of our shared humanity seriously in a world where such things are often marginalized. We also seek to demonstrate the ways in which spiritual and theological reflection enable us to look at all of these important areas afresh. All welcome!
We begin at 7pm with a light meal freely provided. Meals are generally vegetarian and cater for a wider variety of dietary situations. The evening’s talk generally kicks off at 7.30pm followed by discussion and desert.
By offering monthly lectures on a wide variety of topics we hope to communicate that the Church takes the pursuit of truth and beauty seriously because we believe that the world and our minds are imbued with God’s wisdom and, furthermore, we are told that ‘wisdom cries out’ (Proverbs 1:21) to us so that we may be drawn to their ultimate source in God.
Previously in 2020:
Ahead in the program for 2021:
Dr Michael Mawson from United Theological College/ Charles Sturt University, 22th May
Speaking of God in the Midst of COVID-19: Insights from Julian of Norwich
What does it mean to be Christian in response to COVID-19 and its devastating impact? How do we speak of God in the midst of the the widespread anxieties and fears caused by the pandemic? How do witness to God’s truth and justice in light of the deep inequities that the pandemic has helped unveil? In the fourteenth century, Julian of Norwich composed her Revelations of Divine Love in response to many of these same kinds of questions and challenges. This evening will therefore provide a chance to listen to and reflect on Julian’s theology of God’s abundant love.
To stay in touch with the PeaceTalks Community – join our Facebook group – PeaceTalksPaddo
For more info contact Brooke Prentis, our PEACEtalks Director on brooke[AT]paddington.church
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