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April 16, 2016 British Chapter, IARF: “Peak Experiences and Peace”

 

The International Association for Religious Freedom and The World Congress of Faiths present
PEAK EXPERIENCES AND PEACE 10am-4pm, Saturday, 16 April
Croydon Unitarian Church
1 Croydon Flyover CRO 1ER
We honour the 100th Birthday of Wilfred Cantwell Smith (1916-2000)
Director of Harvard’s Center for the Study of World Religions, author of Faith And Belief
We Honour Abraham Harold Maslow (1908-1970) who poetically observed in Religions, Values, and Peak-Experiences: ‘The great lesson from the true mystics (is that) the sacred is in the ordinary, that it is to be found in one’s daily life, in one’s neighbours, friends, and family, in one’s backyard.’
Programme
10-10:30am Registration
10:30-11am Worship featuring ‘The Kol Nidre’ by Andrew Wickens and Elizabeth Hills. 11am Panel: ‘My Life Journey, Peaks, Valleys and Peace’: ‘Though I walk thru the valley …”
Chair: Rev. Ashley Hills – Participants: Rev. Dr. Marcus Braybrooke, President, World Congress of Faiths; Pejman Khojasteh, Secretary, British IARF; Arman Mohajeri, Bahai
Vegetarian Lunch provided
1pm ‘The Lark Ascending’, violin and piano by Andrew Wickens and Elizabeth Hills, honouring Rev. Orlanda Brugnola, IARF Representative to the UN (died, February 2016)
1:15-2:30pm Panel: Three Cardinal Virtues
Trust: Ian Mason, president, School of Economic Science (SES) Compassion: Rev. Chris Hudson, MBE All Souls Church, Belfast Hope: Rev. Dr Richard Boeke, IARF Peace Comm.
2:30-3:15pm Circle Group Discussion
3:15-3:30pm Report back from Circle Groups, closing words, silence, and benediction 3:30-4pm Brief meeting of the IARF Peace Commission.
I am driven by a quest for wholeness. I subscribe to an ecotheology which sees me as part of one vast ongoing Whole, pictured also in the great metaphor … of the Tree of Life. I am fortunate in the people I find at hand who are on the same way.
– Rev. Phillip Hewett at the end of the Odyssey he gave to Unitarian Ministers at Great Hucklow, Sept 2015
The strange thing is in helping others we end up helping ourselves. Being true to one
another we are finally true to ourselves.
– Rev Orlanda Brugnola
Croydon Unitarian Church is next to the Friends Meeting House, a 10-minute walk from East Croydon Station Please email: r.boeke@virgin.net to secure a place. A £5 donation at the door is requested.
FREE entrance with £15 membership to British Chapter IARF or £25 to World Congress of Faiths.
Pay in advance with a cheque to “British Chapter IARF” or “World Congress of Faiths.” posted to:
Richard Boeke, 16 St. Mary’s Gardens, Horsham RH12 1JP


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