“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." -Matthew 11:26
Lenten Seminars 2021
Options for the Lenten journey
Distorting truth and exploiting fear for political power and profit
We live in an age when the very idea of objective truth is mocked and ignored by actual and aspiring political leaders worldwide. We live in a time when lies and misinformation are used to manipulate and exploit the fears of citizens by stirring up suspicion and hatred of ‘The Other’. Corporations use half-truths to prey on insecurity and fear to maximize profits without regard to people’s ultimate welfare. The ‘wisdom’ of the crowd, expressed through social media echo chambers, has usurped rigorous research and genuine expertise is discredited by those pursuing power and profit.
How can we respond to these challenges?
How can we know and understand what is true?
How can we overcome fear?
How can we protect ourselves and those whom we love from unscrupulous liars and manipulators, without falling into the paranoia of conspiracy theories?
These are some of the questions we will explore in two Lenten Seminars via Zoom on Wednesdays 17th and 24th March at 19:30-21:00. There will be two 20-minute presentations, small group discussions, a final Q & A and discussion in plenary.
Meeting ID: 897 6874 7927
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Christ crucified! Why? A Zoom study, Saturday 6th March click here
Online Daily Morning Prayer 07.30 weekdays, 08.30 Saturdays. Zoom invitation https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85122087785
Online daily retreat “Knowing Jesus’. Click here
Rooted in Love, Lent reflections on life in Christ. Edited and introduced by Bishop of London, Sarah Mullally, 2020.
Thy Will Be Done, Stephen Cherry
The Cross in the Heart of God, Reflections on the death of Jesus, Samuel Wells.
Using less single-use plastic during Lent. Watch this space.
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