Peace school 2009/10 is fast approaching. The dates and venues for this coming year have now been set and booked, and places are beginning to be booked up. If you are looking for a space in which to explore how issues of peace and justice fit into your life; if you crave being part of a community of people asking similar questions; if you want to gain more knowledge, understanding and skills as a peacemaker, then this year’s Peace School might be exactly what you are looking for.
Andrew Dodd, for many years a member of the Anabaptist Network, has written with details of the Baptist chapel in the Lake District for which he and Kath are responsible. He recommends this newly renovated chapel as an ideal centre for retreats or away days. For information, see the attached brochure or www.hawksheadhillbaptistchurch.org.uk.
JJonathan Bartley, author of Faith and Politics after Christendom was featured several times on Michael Portillo’s Christianity: A History on Channel 4 on Sunday 18 January 2009, which looked at the impact of the conversion of Constantine on the development of the church.
Every time he came on the screen during the programme (about a dozen times or so) they flashed up 'Author: Faith and Politics After Christendom'!
Four books in the 'After Christendom' series have now been published. Two more are nearing completion and are due for publication in 2009. We are in conversation with four other likely authors.
However, there are some subjects that may not warrant a whole book but are well worth exploring from an 'After Christendom' perspective. We have already had suggestions along these lines. So we intend over the coming months to publish papers, essays and articles on this website and on www.postchristendom.com
The fourth book in the popular 'After Christendom' series was published in July 2008. This means that four are now available:
Post-Christendom by Stuart Murray
Church after Christendom by Stuart Murray
Faith and Politics after Christendom by Jonathan Bartley
Youth Work after Christendom by Jo & Nigel Pimlott
Two more are scheduled for publication in 2009:
Reading the Bible after Christendom by Lloyd Pietersen
Worship and Mission after Christendom by Alan & Eleanor Kreider
The launch of the fourth book in the 'After Christendom' series took place in Birmingham on 8 July 2008.
The event, chaired by Dave Wiles of Frontier Youth Trust, was sold out and drew youth workers, training officers, church leaders and others from around the country.
Stuart Murray Williams introduced the concept and significance of the post-Christendom perspective that undergirds the series, before Nigel and Jo Pimlott, the authors, presented some of the key elements of the new book.