Ecumenical Convention takes off in Lancashire June 20th - 25th 2016
Rev Anton Muller, Ecumenical Facilitator for Churches Together in Lancashire reports:
Churches Together in Lancashire is hosting its first Ecumenical Convention in partnership with the Lancashire Theological Society and the Montgomery
Trust. Through the Montgomery Trust a stellar line up of speakers has beenachieved.
The week begins with Professor David Cook, well known for his appearances on Radio 4s Moral Maze and book of the same name. Professor Cook will explore the concept of when the Common Good argument may be overturned by what he describes as the Common Harm. Those interventions which literally do more harm than good. Founding director the Westminster Abbey Institute will explore the world of Ethics and Environment which for Lancashire will most certainly touch on Fracking. With the growing climate of dis-ease the topic of Christianity and Islam will be addressed by the Bishop of Bradford's Inter Faith Advisor, Dr Philip Lewis and look at how the Church can lead the way in building positive outcomes. However, it may that Christians are facing a losing battle as Dr Elaine Storkey asks the question "Is Christianity dying in the west?". A panel of expertise and experience in each of the fields will engage with speaker and audience each evening.
Registatration can be made through Eventbrite, or via the Churches Together in Lancashire website http://www.ctlancashire.org.uk/ecumenical-convention-june-20-25-2016/