Faithful Neighbours provides Presence and Engagement training for clergy and lay people, equipping them for ministry and mission in our multi-faith diocese. Here is what's available at the moment.
Sharing Christian Faith Confidently and Sensitively - Revd Canon John Bavington Tuesday 2nd October, 2pm-3.30pm, Church House, Leeds Revd Canon John Bavington, Incumbent of Great Horton and Priest in Charge of St Wilfrid with St Columba, Bradford, shares his reflections on how to share Christian faith sensitively and with confidence with people of other faiths. Please book a place through Eventbrite: sharing-christian-faith-oct18.eventbrite.co.uk
For the Peace of the city: understanding and relating to our Muslim neighbours and colleagues - Phil Lewis Tuesday 9th October, 2pm-4pm, Church House, Leeds How do we embody the gospel of reconciliation in our relationships with Muslims as we learn together to share public and civic space while we stay true to our missionary vocation? This presentation will help us understand the changing face of Muslim communities as they develop new skills for living well as a minority within a context of bewildering and rapid inter-generational changes. In particular we will touch on two critical issues: the world of the imams and their training and the new visibility of Muslim women. Please book a place through Eventbrite: the-changing-face-of-muslim-communities-oct18.eventbrite.co.uk
A Clash of Cultures? Choreographing Church and Civic Events to engage and include different faiths and cultures - UK Centre for Events Management Monday 12th November, 11am-1pm, Lewis Jones Suite, Carnegie Stadium, Headingley, Leeds Churches are places of gathering and welcome for the community, often involved in civic events like Armistice Day and in responding to local, national and international crises and grief, as well as offering weekly and seasonal services, which are open to all. Join staff and students at UK Centre for Events Management in exploring how to welcome anyone into your church or event, considering the practical implications and different cultural needs involved. Please bring along examples of the types of events, including services, which you run or would like to run, for a hands-on, interactive session. Please book a place through Eventbrite: a-clash-of-cultures-nov2018.eventbrite.co.uk
Why should we be Present and Engaged? - Bishop Toby Wednesday 21st November, 10am-12pm, Church House, Leeds Bishop Toby talks about why, as Christians, it is important to be Present and Engaged with other faiths, reflecting on theology and his personal experiences. He will also talk about resources which he has found useful, both Biblical and from elsewhere. Please book a place through Eventbrite: why-should-we-be-present-and-engaged-nov18.eventbrite.co.uk
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