Post June 23rd, with the result of the referendum for Britain to leave the EU and the decision of the Prime Minister to shortly step down, we are living through uncertain times. What the referendum has also indicated is just what a divided nation Britain is today in very many ways; Scotland, Northern Ireland, London voted to remain in the EU, whilst Wales and the rest of England voted Brexit. New bridges will have to be built not only with Europe but within the British Isles and between Southern and Northern England and between the generations everywhere.
Bridge building lies at the heart of the mission of Christians Aware with our very logo shaped as two heads talking and listening together. Hopefully the change in Britain's relationships with Europe will not damage our various visits and friendships on the continent. A group is about to make a pilgrimage to Assisi and we will take soundings whilst we are there.
A good springboard for bridge-building will be our Summer School from July 18th to 22nd with its title "Hope for Our Planet. It will be held in the Yorkshire Dales and a galaxy of speakers from different backgrounds will be leading our discussions. Topics include: 'Bees and the environment'; 'Faiths and Environment'; 'Antarctica - a thermometer of climate change'; 'How organic is good for the environment'. There will be visits to Fountains Abbey and Parcevall Hall Gardens.
Details can be seen via the link below. All welcome.
For more information on Christians Aware Summer School 2016 - 'Hope for our Planet?' see: www.christiansaware.co.uk/Summer_School16.html