Events

Community Bring & Share Supper in partnership with The Friendship Cafe

Gloucester Feed the Hungry

Date: Monday 26th November, 2018

Time: 7pm - 8.45pm

Venue: Friendship Cafe, Chequers Bridge, Painswick Road, Gloucester GL4 6PR

Spirit of Peace warmly invites you to our final community Bring and Share Supper of the year. We are very pleased that after our shared supper, Hashim Norat will be talking about his work with Gloucester Feed The Hungry. He writes:

"My name is Hashim NORAT ('Hash' to all my friends)

I was born in this great city (Gloucester) and 51 years on I still love it and it's people. Growing up in multicultural Barton and being from a home with no luxuries but one full of love, I believe I am the man I am today.

We started a project called Gloucester Feed the Hungry two years ago this month and our vision was to have a multi faith group of volunteers providing a one-stop shop for the homeless and vulnerable in our community. Providing hot meals, haircuts, clothing and toiletries with out judging was my vision...

I look forward to meeting you all on the 26th.

Hash"

Heather-Jane Ozanne asked Hashim how we can support Feed the Hungry, especially as we'll be approaching Christmas. He suggested that anyone who wishes might like to bring either: selection boxes/packets of chocolates as a festive gift or shoeboxes containing treats, toiletries, things to keep warm - socks, gloves, hat, scarf - with a greeting card or note.

You are invited to bring a contribution of vegetarian/alcohol-free food for the shared supper.

After Hashim's talk there'll be a few poems around the theme of Darkness and Light.

EVERYONE WELCOME

There is plenty of parking to the left of the Friendship Cafe. Do please spread the word around about this event to anyone who you think might like to join us.


Stroud Spirit of Peace Listening Conversation

THEME: How Can I Be Right Without Making You Wrong?

Date: Monday 3rd December

Time: 7pm - 9pm

Venue: Christian Community, 73 Cainscross Road, Stroud GL5 4HB

A group of us met in October for the first evening of Listening Conversations that we have had for quite a while. We talked about the future of this group; everyone wanted it to continue, in spite of low numbers in recent times. There was a feeling that the group offers an opportunity to reflect on all manner of issues in a way that is quite unique, with its emphasis on listening and contemplation.

We would very much like new people to join us, and for the group to be more diverse. Everyone is welcome to come. If you'd like a taste, to see if it's for you, do join us at our next meeting on Monday 3rd December, 7-9pm, We will have a theme: How Can I Be Right Without Making You Wrong? Although the Christian Community, 73 Cainscross Road, Stroud is undergoing major building works, we are still able to meet there.


Incarnation. A new evolutionary threshold. Talk by Diarmuid O'Murchu.

Date: Sunday 4 November 2018

Time: 1.45 - 3.30

Venue: The Church Hall, St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL

Incarnation posterWe are pleased to be working in collaboration with Living Spirituality Connections and St James's Piccadilly which will be of interest to many of our subscribers.

Diarmuid O'Murchu's latest book demonstrates the imperative for religions and contemporary spirituality to focus on creating a world where justice, peace and all of creation flourishes rather than the traditional emphasis on transcending this world.

Incarnation signifies embodiment, reminding us that God's creativity throughout creation is mediated through bodies, from the vast universe right down to subatomic particles. This understanding requires a fresh appraisal of the conventional Christian understanding in which Incarnation focuses on the person of Jesus. How the expanded vision can be integrated with our Christian story is the topic for this lecture.

"God's revelation is considered to be in the whole of creation. Divine revelation is mediated primarily through the embodied processes that facilitate growth and flourishing."

Booking: Email petragriffiths@livingspirit.org.uk. A donation between £10 and £3 is requested. Light refreshments will be served at 3.30pm

Event Chair: Revd. Lucy Winkett, Rector of St James's Church.

The event poster can be downloaded here: www.livingspirit.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/poster_for_D_O-M.pdf

A Living Spirituality Connections event, in partnership with St James's Church Piccadilly and Spirit of Peace.


Spirit of Peace Community Bring & Share Supper in association with The Friendship Café

Gloucester and the "Compassionate Cities Initiative"

Date: Monday 24th September 2018

Time: 7 pm to 9 pm

Venue: Friendship Café, Chequers Bridge, Painswick Road, Gloucester GL4 6PR

Spirit of Peace warmly invites you to a Community Bring and Share Supper, 7pm, Monday 24 September 2018 at the Friendship Café, Gloucester to discuss this month's theme: The Charter for Compassion and the Compassionate Cities Initiative.

The Charter for Compassion (CfC) is a global movement that transcends religious, ideological and national differences, founded by Karen Armstrong, which works closely with 400 cities in over 50 countries to facilitate compassionate communities.

Come and join us for what promises to be a lively evening with a video and short talk by a Gloucester resident and teacher on the CfC. Participants will be encouraged to share their thoughts in a warm, friendly atmosphere on compassion, compassionate work they may already be involved in at work or in their community. We will also consider signing the Charter as individuals and/or raising awareness of CCI (Charter for Compassion International) amongst friends and colleagues to begin to see if there may be a consensus for Gloucester to join the Compassionate Cities Initiative.

"I think the Compassionate Cities and Communities programme could help us to break down the divisions in our polarized world... A compassionate city is an uncomfortable city! A city that is uncomfortable when anyone is homeless or hungry. Uncomfortable if every child isn't loved and given rich opportunities to grow and thrive. Uncomfortable when as a community we don't treat our neighbours as we would wish to be treated."

- Karen Armstrong, Founder of the global movement, The Charter for Compassion

There is plenty of parking at the venue. Everyone is warmly invited to bring food to share, which does not contain alcohol or meat.

Admission is free; however, donations are invited for the ongoing work of Spirit of Peace.

Media contact: Heather-Jane Ozanne, info@spiritofpeace.co.uk, tel: 07711 960644


Oxford Three Faiths Week: Save the Date!

April 1st-7th, 2019

Bookings will be open in October 2018.

 

 

 

 


Science and Spritiual Practices and How They Contribute to Human Flourishing

Date: Thursday 20th September, 2018

Time: 7 pm (doors open) for 7.30-9 pm (tea and coffee available on arrival)

Venue: Tunbridge Wells Camden Centre, off Victoria Road, TN1 2SW

Dr Rupert Sheldrake has been a Fellow of Clare College Cambridge, a Research Fellow of the Royal Society, and is currently Fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences in California and of Schumacher College, Devon. He has written 12 books including "The Science Delusion" and his latest book "Science and Spiritual Practices".

Rupert is one of the UK's leading scientists and writers: www.sheldrake.org

Admission: £10

Concessions are available on application via emails below.

Tickets may be available at the door subject to bookings

To ensure your place, please book by the 10th September using this link:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=6XD6D368PEFM2

Alternatively, email us at: info@spiritofpeace.co.uk

GETTING THERE: Buses are available to Five Ways, then walk through Victoria Place. A Pay & Display car park is available next door to the venue.

CONTACT: For further information please contact

Sandy Elsworth: radpilgrims@gmail.com, or

Heather-Jane: info@spiritofpeace.co.uk


Spirit of Peace Bring and Share Summer Celebration

Bring & Share Pizza and Stories/Poems

Date: Monday 25th June, 2018

Time: 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm (please note this is an earlier than usual start time)

Venue: St James' City Farm, 23 Albany St, Gloucester GL1 4NG

We are very pleased to be welcoming you all to a very different 'Bring and Share' event at St James' City Farm. The community farm was set up by the Friendship Café, and it has been a wonderful resource for Gloucester.

Please bring your favourite Pizza (frozen will do) to cook in the Pizza oven. Also salads and deserts are welcome. If you have a camping chair, please bring it along.

If you have a favourite poem, song or story; we will have a time of sharing with each other.

Looking forward to seeing you there!


Spirit of Peace Stroud Listening Conversation

Date: Monday 18th June, 2018

Time: 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm

Venue: The Christian Community, 73 Cairncross Road, Stroud, GL5 4HB

Our Listening Conversation enables us to share our concerns and questions, while seeking creative ways of living. In recent conversations we have had a particular focus on addressing the widening divisions in the UK and globally. We have also focussed on our inner journey and how it relates to the wider picture.

Light refreshments, everyone welcome.

For further information, please contact: Neesa Copple - Mobile: 07837 403 854 - email: neesastroud@gmail.com OR email: info@spiritofpeace.co.uk


Spirit of Peace Stroud Listening Conversation

Date: Monday 21st May, 2018

Time: 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm

Venue: The Christian Community, 73 Cairncross Road, Stroud, GL5 4HB

Our Listening Conversation enables us to share our concerns and questions, while seeking creative ways of living. In recent conversations we have had a particular focus on addressing the widening divisions in the UK and globally. We have also focussed on our inner journey and how it relates to the wider picture.

Light refreshments, everyone welcome.

For further information, please contact: Neesa Copple - Mobile: 07837 403 854 - email: neesastroud@gmail.com OR email: info@spiritofpeace.co.uk


Working with Emergence

Saturday 19th May 2018, 10.30 a.m. - 5.15 p.m, fee of £25 on booking

To book, please follow this link: https://store.winchester.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/institute-for-theological-partnerships/events/working-with-emergence

This Event has originally been scheduled for March, but was postponed due to the inclement weather.


Spirit of Peace Stroud Listening Conversation

Date: Monday 19th March, 2018

Time: 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm

Venue: The Christian Community, 73 Cairncross Road, Stroud, GL5 4HB

Our Listening Conversation enables us to share our concerns and questions, while seeking creative ways of living. In recent conversations we have had a particular focus on addressing the widening divisions in the UK and globally. We have also focussed on our inner journey and how it relates to the wider picture.

Light refreshments, everyone welcome.

For further information, please contact: Neesa Copple - Mobile: 07837 403 854 - email: neesastroud@gmail.com OR email: info@spiritofpeace.co.uk


Spirit of Peace Community Bring and Share supper in partnership with the Friendship Café

Finding a voice for the Unspeakable

Date: Monday 12th March, 2018

Time: 7 pm to 9 pm

Venue: Friendship Café, Chequers Bridge, Painswick Road, Gloucester GL4 6PR

We are very pleased that Marian Partington has accepted our invitation to speak at this event. Marian is the author of the book, 'If You Sit Very Still' and is a speaker and facilitator with The Forgiveness Project:

https://www.theforgivenessproject.com/marian-partington

There is plenty of parking at the venue. Everyone is warmly invited to bring food to share which does not include meat or alcohol.

Admission is free but donations are invited. For further information please email: info@spiritofpeace.co.uk or call 07711 960644


Working with Emergence

POSTPONED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

To book, please follow this link: https://store.winchester.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/institute-for-theological-partnerships/events/working-with-emergence

Working with Emergence will be an interactive event and will begin with a keynote address by Chris Mowles, Professor of Complexity and Management at The University of Hertfordshire. He will address key questions encountered when working with Complexity and Emergence, with particular reference to how this learning can be applied in a group setting. 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, Dean of Spiritual Life and lecturer in Practical and Eco Theology at the University of Winchester, will give a keynote speech 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. There will then be an opportunity to work within small facilitated groups to explore the themes of the day and consider how they can be applied practically.

The day will end with feedback from the groups.

The day is a stand-alone event and you do not have to have attended the November event in order to participate, however it also forms part of a series of events hosted by the University of Winchester based on spiritually inspired training offered by Spirit of Peace.

Refreshments: Tea and coffee will be provided in the morning and afternoon, please bring your own lunch or you can purchase light snacks from CyberItalia Café on Campus.

Parking: Car parking is available on Campus, please contact Joanna.Wilson@winchester.ac.uk for a permit.

Venue Information: The St Alphege Building is located at the King Alfred's Campus, University of Winchester on Sparkford Road, SO22 4NR. Labelled no. 16 on this Campus map.

Because this event is taking place on a Saturday, there will be limited parking available on campus, however Winchester is easily accessible by train from London, Southampton and Portsmouth with the Campus only a 15 minute walk from the station. A taxi costs around £6 and if anyone would like to share a taxi, or walk in a group, this can be co-ordinated. Please contact petragriffiths@livingspirit.org.uk to make arrangements.

If you have any queries or require any further information about the event please contact Joanna.Wilson@Winchester.ac.uk


Oxford Three Faiths Week

Date: 9th-15th April, 2018

Venue: St. John's College Oxford

You can access more information and the application form here (PDF): http://www.spiritofpeace.co.uk/downloads/three-faiths-1804.pdf

https://www.theoxfordfoundation.com/oxford-three-faiths-week


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