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Religion and Atheism: Beyond the Divide?

Saturday 8th June 2019, The French Protestant Church of London,
Soho Square, London W1D 3QD

PCN Britain is delighted to invite you to this conference which offers an opportunity to engage with our speakers in a conversation about religion and atheism, seeking ways to dialogue and to search for meaning. In an increasingly tribalistic world we hope that this day will offer possibilities to go beyond the divides which separate us and to search out areas of mutual agreement and understanding.

You can book tickets and find out more about the day on the PCN website or you can send a cheque by post to PCN Britain, 26 High St, Newnham, Gloucs GL14 1BB.


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SAVE THE DATE: Inclusive Church 2019 Lecture

Tuesday 9th July 2019, venue TBC, London

The Annual Inclusive Church lecture was inaugurated in 2013, marking the 10th anniversary of the founding of Inclusive Church. Taking place each year in conjunction with the AGM, it invites a leading 

theologian or activist to reflect and challenge us about inclusion. 

The 2019 lecturer will be Rev Dr Sam Wells, vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields. More information to follow.


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Awakening to a New Consciousness Lecture by Professor John Haught

Wednesday 29th May 2019 7 pm

Venue: Winton Building Room 5, King Alfred Quarter

Inside Our Awakening Universe: The New Cosmic Story and the Meaning of Faith

 Scientists now know that the universe is a story still unfolding. From the perspective of physics the cosmos may look like a process of heat exchanges and energy transformations, but if we look deep inside we see that the universe has also given rise, at least on Earth, to beings eager to understand where they came from, where they are going, and what they should be doing with their lives. From this "inside" perspective, then, the universe is a story of awakening. But how are we to read the story? Is its awakening a mere departure destined for an eternal sleep?

This lecture examines three distinct ways of answering these questions, and in doing so it offers a new understanding of the spiritual life.

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 Sunday 2nd June 2019 1.50 pm

Venue: St James’s Church, 197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL

Christian Faith and Ecology in an Unfinished Universe

John Haught speaks of a sacramental approach to Christian ecological theology. This now requires a whole new interpretation of what it means to be Christian. In the face of the environmental crisis it will not do simply to take more seriously our inherited texts and teachings. These are still important, but they must be carefully sifted and reinterpreted in terms of a cosmological, relational, non-hierarchical, nonpatriarchal, non-dualistic, and more organismic understanding of the universe. We must pay more attention to the sacral quality of the universe. This new outlook accepts the doctrines of the creed but gives them a cosmological interpretation.

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