Online Zoom Forum: Truth, Forgiveness, Healing, and Reconciliation - Moving Towards Understanding, Trust, and Respect:
Spiritual, Social, and Policy Perspectives.
Date: Wednesday 29 March 2023.
Time: 7pm-9pm (UK time).
Format: There will be four talks, each of 10 minutes, followed by 20 minutes of discussion among the speakers, the chair, and the audience, followed by Q & A.
Bio: Simon Barrow is director of the think tank and change network Ekklesia (www.ekklesia.co.uk). He is involved in media, research, publishing, consultancy, public policy, training and development, politics and beliefs. He is a member of the NUJ Ethics Council. Forthcoming book: 'Against the Religion of Power: Telling a Different Christian Story' (Ekklesia, June 2023).
The Revd Bonnie Evans-Hills:
Bio: Bonnie Evans-Hills is a priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church and has considerable experience in inter-religious dialogue, working with organisations such as the EU Commission on Foreign Affairs & Security, the World Council of Churches, Churches Together in Britain & Ireland, the Anglican Communion, and the Anglican Mission organisation USPG (United Society for Partners in the Gospel). Bonnie has been involved in contributing to the UN Office for the Prevention of Genocide’s Global Plan of Action for Religious Leaders & Actors. Alongside several other publications, Bonnie is co-author of the book ‘Engaging Islam from a Christian Perspective,’ published by Peter Lang. She was recently awarded the Hubert Walter Award for Reconciliation and Interfaith Cooperation by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Prof Richard Roberts:
Title: The Labyrinth of Forgiveness.
Description: The topic of ‘forgiveness’ is multidimensional and complex. Processes of forgiveness are bound up with context and different religious and spiritual traditions. Furthermore, the clarification of such processes may draw upon philosophy, theology, ethics, politics, and the wider ‘human sciences' (les sciences humaines/die Geistewissenshaften), besides psychology and neuroscience. In this brief contribution, we represent the process of forgiveness as a journey into and out of a labyrinth. Thus understood, forgiveness is not conceived as a linear journey, but as a cyclic path of entry, encounter, and return. Such journeys may deter the desire for revenge and empower the quest for renewal and reconciliation.
Bio: Richard H. Roberts (né Vodvarka) is Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies (Lancaster University), and held the Chair of Divinity at the University of St Andrews during a time of dramatic change in university governance. Currently, Richard Roberts is Honorary Fellow at New College, University of Edinburgh. His research interests include ‘managerial modernity’; the interface between music, performance and ritual; place and identity; shamanism and altered states of consciousness; critical interrogation of the polarisation between theology and religious studies; and theological issues concerned with sexuality and embodiment.
Description: Croilan will share from personal experience of Healing and how this helped her understand Truth, Forgiveness, Respect and Reconciliation
Bio: Croilán MBACP (Snr Accred) has been working as a psychotherapist, bodywork therapist, trainer, and yoga teacher for over 25 years. Her early career was in contemporary dance performing and teaching. In her journey of personal healing and search for understanding of holistic health, she has engaged in 25 years Shamanic experiencing, including Dzogchen (Tibetan Buddhism), Atman teachings (Hinduism/Yoga Philosophy) and has latterly found roots in Celtic Consciousness as an Initiate of Brigid of Ireland. Croilán is known for her sincerity, warmth, and dedication to healing and consciousness.
Phyllida Anam Aire:
Description: Phyllida will share about the problem with Truth and how her personal truths got in the way of inner clarity and true forgiveness.
This was made abundantly clear to her whilst living through the troubles in N.I. in the 70s and 80s.
Phyllida was known as a Peace Maker and reconciliation enabler during the 26 years she lived in "The North".
Bio: I just love being a fully paid-up participant in this amazing drama of Life. Somehow, I don’t see it as MY Life rather, I have the awful privilege of being called to experience a very short spiral in this dramatic and dynamic mystery of Love made flesh.
Nearing my 80th birthday is such a rich and splendid privilege, one that fills me with deep gratitude to Life Itself. Joy has been a constant companion these past years.
An archive recording will be made for the EICSP archive.
NB: There will be no refund if you cancel your booking.
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