Saturday 19 May 2018, 10.15am – 5.15pm
In the face of growing complexity and diversity in our local and global communities, and our increasingly unsustainable way of life, we need a new form of intelligence, and related skills and tools, to enable us to be effective agents for change. We will explore how working with emergent processes can help us become more effective in working for a world where all can flourish. We will also look at the skills we need to develop to work with emergence.
Chris Mowles – Professor of Complexity and Management, University of Hertfordshire – Working with Emergence.
Rev. Dr Terry Biddington – Dean of Spiritual life and lecturer in Practical and Eco Theology, University of Winchester – The Emergence of Interiority and the Development of Religion in an Evolving Universe.
Venue and booking
Venue: King Alfred Campus, University of Winchester
Booking: Advance booking essential. Cost: £25, payable on booking. To book go to: http://store.winchester.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/institute-for-theological-partnerships/events/working-with-emergence.
About the Event
This interactive event will begin with a keynote address by Chris Mowles. He will address key questions encountered when working with Complexity and Emergence, with particular reference to how this learning can be thought about in group settings.
Following the lecture Professor Chris Mowles will lead us in a large group process, drawing from his training with the Institute of Group Analysis.
In the afternoon Rev Dr Terry Biddington will give a keynote address exploring the emergence of interiority as part of the process of cosmic evolution, to show how religion is something that is unfinished and evolving, much as the universe is.
Small group discussion: Following this talk there will be small facilitated groups exploring themes of the day and how they can be applied practically. The day will end with feedback from the groups.
Tea and coffee will be provided in the morning and afternoon. Please bring your own lunch. Hot drinks are available nearby at lunchtime.
Although this day is a stand-alone event, it forms part of a wider programme at the Institute for Theological Partnerships, based on spiritually inspired training offered by Spirit
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The University of Winchester King Alfred Campus (the exact location will be emailed to those booking). Winchester is easily accessible by train from Gatwick Airport and around an hour
from central London. Winchester is a major tourist destination in the south-east of England. Consider staying longer to see more of the city if you are able to.
The Campus is about a 15 minute walk from the station. A taxi costs around £6. If anyone would like to share a taxi from the station or do the walk with the help of someone who knows the shortest route, we will do our best to co-ordinate this. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Event leaflet and poster
The event leaflet can be downloaded from www.livingspirit.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/working_with_emergence.pdf.
The event poster can be downloaded from www.livingspirit.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/emergence_poster.pdf.
Article on Working with Emergence
A short article on Working with Emergence can be downloaded from www.livingspirit.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/emergence_article.pdf.