A Convivium conference: Inhabiting Memories and Landscapes with Wendell Berry
14-16 June 2020
A cross-disciplinary conference exploring notions of conviviality, social well-being, and the good life rooted in local landscapes, heritage, and social identities. Inspired by the writings of the American agrarian philosopher, conservationist, poet, and novelist Wendell Berry, participants willplore together how local landscapes exand heritage have engendered or can support sustainable communities.
Convivium is an initiative of Brecon Cathedral to support strong local communities that connect people with their heritage, the environment, and faith.
Find out more about the conference here: https://landscapememorycom.wordpress.com/bookings/
Free to Believe Conference: What is Liberal Faith and what does it offer to the world?
30 July - 1 August 2020
High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddesdon Herts.. Speakers for this conference include:
Free to Believe began informally within the United Reform Church but now includes many with similar aims from other denominations.
Its annual conference encourages a liberal agenda in the Church
Gary Dorrien - Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics at Union
Theological Seminary in New York. He has written extensively on the
social meaning of the gospel and recently published "Breaking White
Supremacy" on Martin Luther King .
Peter Brain - United Reformed Church minister, former Secretary of the
Church and Society Department and Moderator of the North Western Synod.
Alex Clare-Young - United Reformed Church minister in the Hull Are
Team, Community Leader at Peter's House, Hull and campaigner on
Alison Micklem - Minister, St Columba's United Reformed Church, York.
For more details and to book see the conference website: http://www.freetobelieve.org.uk/conferences