International Freedom of Religion and Belief

The Fellowship of Kilmarnock Churches is holding a Meet Your MP event on 21 April with speaker and local MP, Alan Brown – a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on International Freedom of Religion and Belief. Local MSPs will also be invited. The event will take place at 2pm at Howard Centre, Portland Road in Kilmarnock.

Borders, Benefits and Biomedicine: Surveillance and Social Justice

The Society, Religion and Technology Project will present this event at the Edinburgh International Science Festival on Tuesday 4 April at 8pm at Summerhall, Edinburgh. For more information and booking visit the EISF website

Eco-Congregation Scotland Annual Gathering 2017 

Eco-Congregation Scotland Annual Gathering is on 22 April at Burnside Blairbeth Church in Glasgow. The main speaker is the writer Alastair McIntosh who will be speaking on the themes from his latest book, ‘Poacher’s Pilgrimage’. Alastair is a leading environmental campaigner, a Quaker and a writer on environmental and faith issues.  

Workshops will be:

  • Using our money ethically (Christian Aid)
  • Get your church involved with your local nature reserve (RSPB)
  • How to talk to Christians about climate change (Tear Fund)
  • Sustainable pilgrimage (Scottish Pilgrim Routes Forum)
  • Engaging with politicians (Scottish Churches Parliamentary Office)
  • How do we get people to take Energy Efficiency seriously? (Home Energy Scotland)  

Places are limited so book now. For full details of location, times and to register online for a place, please click here

Honest Conversations: Mission and Belief in Dialogue

The Church continues to navigate its role and mission in an increasingly diverse Scotland and a changing world. This conference offers an invaluable opportunity to explore and discuss the central issues of interfaith dialogue for the Church in Scotland and beyond.

Panel discussions will explore theological and scriptural justification for dialogue as well as the meaning and significance of ‘Mission’ for each of the Abrahamic faiths. Our key note speaker Dr Ed Kessler MBE will address the subject of replacement theology, offering a Jewish perspective on the belief that the Church replaced Jews as the ‘New Israel’.

This day-long conference will encourage lively debate and offers an important chance for Christians to hear from representatives of other faiths in their own terms.

When:

Thursday 20 April 2017 at 9.30am – 4pm

Where:

Queen’s Park Church of Scotland, 170 Queen’s Drive, Glasgow, G42 8QZ

For more information and to book go to http://churchofscotland.eventbrite.com (Advance booking required)

Speakers

Rt Rev Dr Russell Barr

Dr Ed Kessler MBE (University of Cambridge)

Dr Aman De Sondy (University College Cork)

Rev Dr Fran Henderson

Rev Dr Alison Jack (University of Edinburgh)