By: Patricia Egerton
What are some of the implications of the prayer 'Thy Will be done'? and how can Christians contribute to the healing of God's world? In July, a panel of speakers in York will lead a weekend focusing on aspects of 'justice': from its scriptural foundations and church teachings, considerations of developments in history, peace and war and the environment, and the issues of refugees and asylum seekers. Everyone is most welcome to attend!
The main speakers are: Fr Frank Turner SJ, who was an advisor on international affairs to the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales and is now the British Jesuits' 'Delegate for the Intellectual Apostolate'; Lucy Beckett, the well-known author and reviewer who taught for many years at Ampleforth; and Dr Theo Hawksley CJ, a religious sister of the Congregation of Jesus recently returned from Guyana and now based in London.
In addition there will be talks from representatives of two charities which work for justice in the UK today. These are The Medaille Trust, which supports victims of trafficking and modern slavery, and 'Justice First', which helps refugees and asylum seekers in the North East of England.
This rich programme is being held in the easily accessible but tranquil surroundings of The Bar Convent, where the informative talks, lively discussion, prayer and companionship will make it a weekend to remember!
This Study Weekend at The Bar Convent is on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July 2018; it is one of the Jesuit-inspired 'Living Theology' courses held at different venues across the country. The cost for the weekend is £60 (students £30) which includes lunches and refreshments. All are welcome, and - for anyone who cannot come for the whole weekend - attendance for just one of the days is half the price. Booking is essential; the last day for booking is June 30th. For more details see www.jesuit.org.uk/living-theology-york-2018 , e-mail Brenda on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Patricia on 01642-645732.
A bonus is that there are up to 20 guest bedrooms available in The Bar Convent Guest House (rates vary), and breakfasts are served in the Café. However accommodation must be booked separately. If you are interested in staying here for the weekend, please book early on 01904-643238, and quote 'Living Theology weekend'. (Rooms are only being 'held' for this event until the end of April.)