Events

 


TRUTH AND LIES: THE POLITICS OF INTEGRITY IN AN AGE OF FAKE NEWS

Post truth. Alternative facts. Fake news.  In an age of rapidly delivered information it has never been easier to bend facts and create alternative reality.  But is this new? Jesus was brought to trial on a raft of false accusations and here we see truth reshaped into a “reality” that suited the powerful.

In the run up to the general election we will be exposed to many versions of “truth”.  As with Brexit and the American elections there will be crude characterisation and false promises. How are people of faith to be fully engaged and yet pure of heart as Christ commands?

Quakers have placed a high price on truth telling, recognising that “truth in the inward parts” is something revealed by God, not a reflection of our own hopes and desires. Can truth, real truth, be known, or will it always be down to a matter of group-think and personal interpretation?

Date: Saturday, 29th April, 2017 11:00am ro 4:30pm

Location: Old Dispensary, St. Mary's Street, Ely, CB7 4ER

Lunch: Bring and share

Program: Untimed waiting worship followed by shared lunch. We will have a reflection on the main theme in the afternoon.

Contact: Simon Watson. Tel: 020 8469 2901  Email: watsonquaker@gmail.com


Residential Gathering of Quakers in Europe 

Date: TO BE CONFIRMED

Location: TO BE CONFIRMED

Program: Untimed Waiting Worship and Fellowship over several days

Contact: Simon Watson. Tel: 020 8469 2901  Email: watsonquaker@gmail.com


Gathering of Quakers in Europe. All  welcome.

Date: Saturday, 28th October , 2017

Location: The Old Dispensary, St Mary's St, Ely, CB7 4ER

Program: Untimed waiting worship followed by shared lunch. We will have a discussion related to our ministry in the afternoon (subject to be confirmed).

Contact: Simon Watson. Tel: 020 8469 2901  Email: watsonquaker@gmail.com