Thursday, 29 September 2011

September Update

September has sped by so quickly here's a round up of what's happening next ..........

Courses The new academic year is picking up pace. The e-learning programme offered by The Woolf Institute - Jews, Christians and Muslims in Europe: Modern Challenges, begins earlier this year. Details in our blog you need to register by 14th October, the course begins on 7th November.

It’s also a particularly busy time for festivals across many faiths. I have started blogging key points from the messages of greeting the Archbishop of Canterbury publishes with links to the full text on his website. For those in Southwark Diocese (available to all but they have the Southwark logo on the back in addition to the Church of England’s) don’t forget you can purchase packs of greetings cards to send to faith leaders and communities (from the Diocesan office, email

Events It would be churlish to suggest the only important upcoming event is The 2011 PEN lecture on 31st October but please do publicise it.
St Ethelburga’s has a very interesting autumn line up. Although ‘The Spirit of Hijab’ clashes with the PEN lecture, note that it is the first in promised series so why not sign up for details of more. Secondly the ‘Conversations for the Soul’ is of particular interest for Chaplains.
The next JustShare event at St Mary le Bow is Tuesday 18th October at 1.05pm - Talk for National Ethical Investment Week: 'The Ethics of Investment Banking' with John Reynolds.
The next Theos discussion is on Thursday 20th October entitled ‘Is there a future for Multiculturalism?’ The event will be held at LSE in partnership with the LSE Forum for Religion. For details and invite contact

Looking further forward CUF, Church Action on Poverty and St John’s Waterloo (SE1 8TY) begin what they hope will be biannual series of day seminars on Wednesday November 9th , 10.00am – 3.30pm, Power, Poverty and The Church. Speakers include Dr Luke Bretherton, Canon Paul Hackwood & Baroness Maeve Sherlock (tbc) for more and booking :

Pastoral Having just received their latest newsletter it seems a good time to plug the support group for those in a Christian Muslim marriage or seeking to care for those who are or who may be considering such a marriage

Michaelmas Blessings (and there's a clue to the picture!)