A series of events where conversation is at the heart and questions are definitely invited. We will feature conversations that Focus on… different social justice issues and issues in the interface between science and faith. Social Justice Issues today: What are they; what can we do? A series of talks led by Greville Mills The root of our faith, and our Methodist calling in particular, is established in the emphasis… Read More »Big Questions: Talks and Conversations
This course will explore your relationship with issues of inclusion and exclusion – in the church and elsewhere – and allow you to develop your thinking and the sort of church and type of welcome you want to be and express. Inclusion and exclusion can happen in many ways and for many different reasons – different abilities, skin colour or sexuality as well as levels of education, marital status, health,… Read More »Radical Welcome Course
Greville Mills takes a look at the Open Letter to the British Methodist Church and some of the conversation that’s followed its publication. Earlier this year, an open letter was issued to members of the Methodist Church and signed by five people (Angie Allport, Cathy Bird, Bala Gnanapragasam, David Hardman, Ian Rutherford). The introduction, explaining the reason for issuing it says: “For a long time, many in the Methodist Church… Read More »What is the Future for Methodism?
This is the name of a report presented to the Methodist Conference (our governing body) in 2019. It deals comprehensively with updating the church’s position on marriage and relationships. Parts if it were accepted at the 2019 Conference and other parts were passed as provisional legislation and subject to further consultation across the churches, Circuits and Districts of the Church. The Bristol District Synod will vote on these provisional resolutions… Read More »God in love unites us