Date(s) - 27/06/2019 - 28/06/2019
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
25 Radcliffe New Road, Radcliffe , Manchester , M26 1LE
Many faiths – one heart is the theme for this year’s SOLCe Summer School. Taking place of two days, this event brings together a selection of presenters to encourage learning and exploration of this important topic from a Swedenborgian perspective. The very essence and heart of Swedenborg’s teachings is the God is one. Why is it then that in our world we have so many faiths?
When we view this rich diversity of faiths from an outer perspective this often turns our focus to the differences in the outward expression of beliefs and spiritual practise. However, a deeper perspective enables us to see that at the heart of all faiths is the belief in One God, an engagement with universal truths and living out one’s faith. We can begin to see that all faiths have their essence in the presence of the Divine and the variety in expression is a manifestation of Divine Creative Love that cannot help but create a variety and diversity that is delightful to Him. At the heart of all faiths is the desire for each individual soul to unite themselves with the Divine.
With this in view we can see that what unites all people of faith is:
- An Acknowledgement that there is a God and desire to be united with God through living faith and desiring what is good.
- A tolerance and understanding that difference in the expression of faith is how God works with the variety of souls that He creates.
These themes will be explored in depth, over two days of talks, discussion, reflection, mediation and creative mark making at SOLCe Summer School. Education Leader Helen Brown has brought together a selection of inspiring presenters, including Helen Newton, to guide you through the material. There will also be an opportunity to work with Community Artists Redfolio.
What to expect at SOLCe Summer School …
Thursday 27 June arrive at Wellspring House for coffee from 10.00 AM for a 10.30 AM start. Talks, discussion and guided meditation will take place in the Lecture Room and Marquee. The day includes lunch, dinner and an the evening a creative workshop with Redfolio.
Friday 28 June reconvene from 10.00 AM for morning coffee and a 10.30 AM start. Friday’s session includes lunch.
In the evening participants may wish to meet for a meal at Radcliffe Market (not included in the ticket price).
The cost including lunch on both days and dinner on the Thursday evening is £20, concessions are available for students, the retired and unwaged at £15.
To assist with catering please notify Karen and Melanie of any special dietary requirements when you book. To book or for further information please email Karen and Melanie on firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also be interested in the Many Faiths – One Heart Spiritual Workshop and Summer Gathering on Saturday 29 June.
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