Sunday, 23 October 2016

November meeting: Saturday 5 November 2016

Taking an honest look at ourselves

Penny Mawdsley

There's no doubt where members of Sea of Faith Network stand on fundamentalism. Opposed. But what about supernatural claims? Must they be abandoned, as a matter of creed? But if that position is adopted as a creed, what's left of the network's claim to reject all religious creeds?  Hmmm.

But maybe this kind of thinking is part of the network's problem. It's all too intellectual and nebulous. So it's perhaps not surprising that the number of members isn't growing.

We are delighted and honoured to welcome Penny Mawdsley to lead an exploration of these topics. Penny is a long-standing network member and active organiser. She's currently the editor of Portholes, and a Sea of Faith Network trustee. She's also a spirited, informed and entertaining speaker.

Penny will be responding to a critique of the Sea of Faith Network by Mark Dyer in "Christianity: Where next?", in Sofia, 120 (June 2016). It promises to be an unmissable session. Expect fireworks.

Everyone welcome - existing fans, newcomers and the simply curious.
The Garden Room at Great Meeting Chapel on Saturday 5 November 2016 2.30 - 4.30 pm

Doors open, with drinks available, from 2.00. 

The chapel is at 5 East Bond Street, Leicester, LE1 4SX (just across the road from John Lewis). There is a small (free) car park. A donation of £4 per person covers room hire and other costs.

For more information, use the contact details on the right. We're very friendly.

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