Is Religion Costing Us The Earth?

The 2017 Anabaptist network conference, to be held in Coventry on Saturday 3 June, will be jointly sponsored with Green Christian, the Northumbria Community and Tearfund.

An opportunity to reflect on a range of environmental issues through discussion, seminars and input from various thinkers and practitioners.

A poster is at

Come and join us if you can.

New book: 'The Jesus Candidate'

Just published by Ekklesia, 'The Jesus Candidate' by Paul Lusk, a member of the Anabaptist theology forum.

Simon Barrow writes: 'This book recasts the debate about religion, politics and the secular state. It creates the possibility of a different, more fruitful kind of conversation about how to live Christianly in a mixed-belief society.'

Centre for Anabaptist Studies Annual Lectures

The 2016 annual lecture of the Centre for Anabaptist Studies was held on Tuesday 22 November at 7.30pm, hosted by Bristol Baptist College. The lecturer was Dr Mary Raber, a Mennonite mission worker in Ukraine. A recording of this lecture is available on request. A poster is attached.

The 2017 annual lecture will be given by Dr Ian Randall on Tuesday 21 November at 7.30pm, hosted again by Bristol Baptist College. More details in due course.

Centre for Anabaptist Studies Block Weeks

CAS Block Weeks: are you interested?

The Centre for Anabaptist Studies is holding another block week at Bristol Baptist College on 24-28 April 2017. This module is an introduction to the life and writings of Pilgrim Marpeck. It forms part of the MA course offered by the Centre but can also be audited simply for interest.

The following block week on 22-26 May explores Menno Simons' book, 'The Foundation of Christian Doctrine'.

For more information, visit if you are interested, please contact

And They Shall Live Secure (Church and Peace Network)

On 29th October, the Quaker Meeting House, Birmingham will play host to this day of reflection and discussion hosted by the Church and Peace Network. It will look at what makes us secure, and what makes us insecure, and how our faith fits into this and how the churches can play a prophetic role in building true security in our region today.

For more information see the attached poster, on click on the link under 'upcoming events' to the right.

Relationships After Christendom

The eleventh book in the series, Relationships and Emotions after Christendom by Jeremy Thomson, one of the trustees of the Mennonite Trust, has now been published. It is priced at £14.99. You can pre-order a copy of this book via the contact us page

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