Monday, 13 February 2012

February Update

A less esoteric picture this month (January had a picture of the NILE in honour of the News, Issues, Links and Events in the update!)

The Department for Communities and Local Government have declared 2012 to be A Year of Service which highlights the volunteering undertaken by peoples of faith. Types of activity have been linked to festivals from each of nine faiths with an invitation to join together in united service. Follow the link for more details.

With economics still to the fore The Contextual Theology Centre has launched a new website - Call to Change; JustShare has topical debates for Fairtrade Fortnight and Grove books are reminding us of relevant titles in their ethics series. All the links and details are in our earlier blog

Resources The Awareness Foundation is suggesting its module 'Living in a Global Village' would make a good Lent course. To encourage you the Teaching DVD, Leaders notes and twenty study packs normally £49.99 are now free Follow the links for details and ordering.
See also the latest dates for courses with Conflict and Change in our earlier blog

The last in the St Martin in the Fields series 'Radical Compassion and Social Justice' is on Monday 20th February 7 - 8.30pm. Dr Robert Beckford speaks on Compassion and Freedom.
Saturday 25th February Jewels in His Crown & The South Asian Forum present an Asian Mission Partnership Day 9.30am to 4pm at Woodgrange Baptist Church, 345 Romford Road, Forest Gate, London, E7 8AA visit either website for details and booking which is essential and should be made by 16th February.
Sunday 26th February at the London Inter Faith Centre the next in the series of Texts to Live by - on the theme of animal rights. Details or Enquiries to or telephone 020 7604 3053
Monday 5th March 7pm, Kings Place, 90 York Way, N1 9AG The Royal Society of Literature hosts Karen Armstrong speaking on 'What is Religion?' to book ring 020 7520 1490 or visit the website through the link.
Until 15th April at the British Museum, Haj - Journey to the Heart of Islam exhibition but on Saturday 18 February, 13.15 exhibition curators Venetia Porter and Qaisra Khan give a 45-minute illustrated introduction to the exhibition.