A Subversive Manifesto: is there room for radical Christian politics?

Abbey Baptist Church, Northampton

You might be asking…

* Anabaptists and politics – do they mix?
* Didn’t early Anabaptists reject involvement in politics?
* Don’t Anabaptists today keep themselves separate from the world?

Actually…

* Many early Anabaptists were deeply involved in political activities
* Many Anabaptists today are politically active and creative
* Anabaptist values and ideas are impacting the political arena in many ways

Come along and find out more – whether you’re interested in politics, intrigued by Anabaptism, or both.

The programme will include:

* A keynote address by Jonathan Bartley, director of the think-tank Ekklesia and author of The Subversive Manifesto. Jonathan has worked in Parliament and for several Christian campaigning organisations. He writes regularly for Third Way and other Christian publications.
* A debate on political values and strategy between representatives from the Anabaptist Network and the Christian People’s Alliance.
* Seminars on a range of political issues led by practitioners.
* Worship as a political activity.
* Story-telling: how Anabaptists have engaged in politics for almost 500 years.

There will also be an extensive bookstall provided, as usual, by Metanoia Books.

Cost: £10 for the day, including hot drinks (please bring your own lunch)

The venue is just off the M1 and easily accessible by public transport. To book your place or for further details, please write to: Anabaptist Network Conferences, 14 Shepherds Hill, London N6 5AQ. Or contact the Anabaptist Network via our website. We expect this to be a popular event, so book early to ensure your place.

Jonathan Bartley director of the think-tank Ekklesia and author of The Subversive Manifesto. Jonathan has worked in Parliament and for several Christian campaigning organisations. He writes regularly for Third Way and other Christian publications.