May E-Bulletin

  • Thurs 7th May  Theatre of Witness, at 8 pm.  Teya Sepinuck, founder of Theatre of Witness, talks about this powerful performance-based tool for reconciliation.  Includes film, readings and life stories.
    St Ethelburgas, 8 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AG. Call 020 7496 1610 for details and registration
  • Fri 8 May Beyond collaboration – co-creating the new at 11 am. The challenges we face, whether within our organisations, communities, businesses, societies or our individual lives, are increasingly complex. As Albert Einstein said, you cannot solve a problem with the same thinking that created it. This workshop explores how we can draw on collective intelligence to go beyond the limitations and assumptions of our usual thinking.
    St Ethelburgas, 8 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AG   Call 020 7496 1610 for details and registration
  • Wed 13th May Monthly service of Holy Communion at St Ethelburga’s. This remains consecrated for Christian worship and we hold a regular monthly service of Holy Communion in the nave. People of all Christian denominations are welcome to celebrate. People of other faiths and none are most welcome to attend, and to receive a blessing if they wish.  We use a traditional liturgy from the Iona Community, and the service will include readings and an address from our Chaplain, Revd Dr James Walters, also Chaplain at the London School of Economics. The services are held on the second Wednesday of each month from 1pm to 1.30pm, and refreshments are available after the service.
    St Ethelburgas, 8 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AG
  • Friday 15th May International Conscientious Objectors Day at 12 noon, Tavistock Square London WC1H Organised by: Peace Pledge Union In London each year a brief ceremony is held at the Commemorative Stone, during which the names of representative people who ‘maintained the right to refuse to kill’ are read out and white flower was laid on the Stone for each of the people remembered.  The Conscientious Objectors Stone in Tavistock Square, London was unveiled on May 15 1994 by Sir Michael Tippett, Peace Pledge Union President and a one time conscientious objector.
  • Saturday 16th May NJPN AGM & Open Networking Day 10.30 – 4.00 at CAFOD, Romero House, 55 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7JB ‘TTIP: A Charter for Big Business   Nick Dearden: Director, Global Justice Now Plus: opportunities to network and get updates from national agencies
    For more information contact Ann at , 020 7901 4864
  • Sun 17 May Beyond belief – A storytelling celebration at 3 pm A day of personal story sharing, dialogue and music celebrating the power of young adults to effect change and build bridges across faiths and cultures.  A lively programme of activity designed and hosted by 18-36 year olds passionate about faith and belief.  Open to all. Beyond belief: Intergenerational dialogue If you are a leader in a faith community and would like to be involved in a dialogue about supporting the younger generation – there will be a dialogue on this topic as part of the above festival in the afternoon (around 4pm).  For more info contact Justine.
    St Ethelburgas, 8 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AG   Call 020 7496 1610 for details and registration
  • Fri 29 May Leadership for peace – learning from indigenous wisdom 10 am Mac Macartney is one of the most inspiring speakers we know on the theme of leadership.  Come and learn from his unique experiences with indigenous elders.
    St Ethelburgas, 8 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AG   Call 020 7496 1610 for details and registration


  • Mon 1st June Pray and Fast for Climate at St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square 7-9pm Keep up the momentum in prayer for the United Nations Climate Talks

  • Mon 1 June Bearing witness – the power of storytelling at 6.45 pm.  An evening with film maker Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee exploring the power of stories in witnessing the changes in our world.
    St Ethelburgas, 8 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AG   Call 020 7496 1610 for details and registration
  • Wed 17th June Join CAFOD and The Climate Coalition at a lobby of Parliament in London and a chance to tell your MP about the things you love that you could lose to climate change.  The logistics will be worked out so that groups from constituencies can meet their MPs in a straightforward way, and there will also be an ecumenical service where we can join in worship and fellowship with our brothers and sisters in Christ, an interfaith moment to reflect our universal mandate to care for creation, craft activities for all ages, and a final rally to celebrate, with music and talks from high profile people. Speak Up For The Love Of#What do you love? Whether it’s your morning coffee, walks on the beach, or your local community, it could be affected by climate change. So come June, we’ll be coming together in our thousands to ask MPs to commit to strong action on climate change to protect all the things we love. It’s our first opportunity after the General Election to tell our newly elected representatives what matters to us in this crucial year for climate action.
    When? Wednesday 12pm-5:30pm.
    Where? Palace of Westminster, Kensington, London W8 5HN, Central London.