What does it mean to live as a minority group where one’s faith is not shared or comprehended by the majority of people with whom one lives and works?
Our Autumn Education Series 2013 examines what it means to have faith when one’s faith is on a particular frontier, challenged by others and challenging the prevailing culture.
Faith on the Frontiers seeks to explore these realities. Can a church living at the edges of its experience rediscover its own true vocation and voice? Can it find new heart and new spirit? A leading group of speakers tackle these questions from different perspectives with the opportunity for questions from the floor. This exciting lecture series is open to all. There is a suggested donation of £5 for each lecture.
Monday 23 September, 7.00pm
On the Frontiers of a World City - a Panel Discussion
Featuring Mark Oakley, Rosemarie Mallett and Clare Herbert
Mark Oakley is Chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral and a highly regarded author, lecturer and broadcaster on human rights, poetry and the arts, and the place of faith in the contemporary world.
Rosemarie Mallett is a parish priest, academic and community worker, and vicar of St John the Evangelist, Angell Town, Brixton.
Clare Herbert is Lecturer in Inclusive Theology at St Martin-in-the-Fields and a former social worker and counselor. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in the pastoral care of gay and lesbian people.
Monday 7 October, 7.00pm
On the Frontiers of a Male Church
June Osborne is one of the most senior women priests in the Church of England and has long championed respect and inclusion in the church. She is currently Dean of Salisbury Cathedral.
Monday 21 October, 7.00pm
Faith of the Frontiers: Stanley Hauerwas in conversation with Sam Wells
Stanley Hauerwas is Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke University, North Caroline and was named 'America's Best Theologian' by Time Magazine in 2001.
Sam Wells is vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields and author of 18 books on the subjects of Christian ethics, local mission, Christian discipleship and Anglicanism.
Monday 4 November, 7.00pm
On the Frontiers: Violence, Nonviolence and the Earth
Alastair McIntosh is a Scottish scholar, educator, broadcaster and spiritual activist. Recent books include "Soil and Soul: People versus Corporate Power," and "Rekindling Community: Connecting People, Environment and Spirituality."
Monday 11 November, 7.00pm
On the Frontiers of Modern China
Baron Christopher Patten of Barnes
Chris Patten was the last British Governor of Hong Kong and has written extensively on Hong Kong and foreign affairs. He is currently chair of the BBC Trust and Chancellor of the University of Oxford.
Monday 18 November, 7.00pm
On the Frontiers of Atheism
Richard Kearney is a prolific scholar and artist with more than 20 books on contemporary European philosophy, narrative theory, and postmodern Christianity, two novels and a volume of poetry. His latest book, "Anatheism" (2009), charts a path for 'returning to God after God.'