Click here to download a list of events and courses from January to March 2018 that are related to the ideas behind Living Spirituality Connections.
Click here for a list of regular events.
Saturday 3rd March – Working with Emergence event. 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: King Alfred Campus, University of Winchester
Booking: Advance booking essential by 23 February. 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.
The event leaflet can be downloaded here – www.livingspirit.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/working_with_emergence.pdf.
Some previous events
Sunday 12 November 2017 – Searching a Communal Heart: Earth Literacy, Ecology and Spirituality. St James’s Church, Piccadilly, London.
Speaker: Professor Ursula King, who is Professor Emerita of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Bristol. She has published widely on gender issues in world religions, interfaith dialogue, spirituality, and on the resonance today of the work of Teilhard de Chardin.
This was our annual partnership event with St James’s Church, Piccadilly.
Saturday 25 November 2017 – Towards Human Flourishing. University of Winchester.
In the face of growing divisions in society – politically, socially and economically – the event explored:
- what do human beings need to flourish?
- how do we create a culture of human flourishing for all?
- what is the relationship between human and planetary flourishing?
The speakers were Diarmuid O’Murchu on Human Flourishing: A New Evolutionary Threshold and Professor Lisa Isherwood on Earth Flourishing.
Organised in conjunction with the Institute for Theological Partnerships and Spirit of Peace.
9-11 June 2017 – Living Spirituality Creative Conversations workshop. Thirsk, N. Yorks.
In this workshop we explored how we become aware of the creative nature of conversations in our daily lives and in the lives of those we engage with. Starting with our own story, we used creative arts, liturgy and reflective engagement to find fresh ways of developing communities of creative conversation. The Holy Rood gardens played a part in the event, as well as a visit to the hills at Sutton Bank.
25 September 2016 – Living Spirituality Connections annual partnership event with St James’s, Piccadilly, London W1: launch of Experiencing Music – Restoring the Spiritual: Music as Wellbeing by Rev Dr June Boyce-Tillman. Rowan Williams has said: “This book is an astonishing achievement ….. Learning to sing is ….. connecting with the world we inhabit in a fresh and life-giving way. A deeply enriching study.”
The event included some singing and refreshments afterwards.
Towards Human Flourishing events
You can find events that are relevant to the Towards Human Flourishing Special Interest Area here – www.livingspirit.org.uk/sia/towards-human-flourishing.
There were three Spirit of Peace events run in February by LSC Steering Group member, Heather-Jane Ozanne.
Introductory events for Pathways for Human Flourishing training: Sunday 5th February, 2.30-5pm, in Stroud, Gloucestershire; and Tuesday 7th February 2017, 6.30-9pm, in Gloucester.
Spirit of Peace Community Bring and Share Supper: Monday 6th February, 7.00-9pm, in Gloucester.
More details for all these events can be found here – www.livingspirit.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/spirit_of_peace_events.pdf.