Blah...manchester - Pall Singh & Richared Sudworth
Emerging Church in Multi-faith Contexts
Churches in the West are increasingly experimenting with more symbolic, reflective spiritualities, drawing from Orthodox and Celtic traditions, and using digital technologies and ambient music. How far can we engage with the Eastern spiritualities of our Sikh, Hindu and Muslim neighbours whislt retaining our Christian integrity? What might an emerging church look like in a multi-faith context? What is British Asian spirituality? What lessons can we learn from cross-cultural mission in the development of fresh expressions of church?
Pall Singh and Richard Sudworth are both from Birmingham. Pall is the Director of East + West Trust and team leader of Sanctuary. Sanctuary is wonderful – alternative worship meets Eastern spirituality. He is from a Sikh background and became a disciple of Jesus in his late teens. Pall has been married to Joy for 22 years and they have two gorgeous kids, Josiah & Jasmine. Due to some very bad 'Karma' he is a Birmingham City supporter.
Richard is a CMS mission partner in Sparkhill, Birmingham, working alongside asylum seekers and developing creative ways of bridging church and community activity in a Muslim majority context. Richard is also a Mission Consultant for Faith to Faith with a special brief to help the 18-30 emerging church generation engage with other faiths.
blah...manchester is a series of conversations hosted by CMS in partnership with The Church Army and Manchester Diocesan Board of Education in 2005 on mission, worship, church and Christianity in today’s rapidly changing culture. It’s a time to keep listening, chatting and reflecting as God beckons us into the future.
Thursday 9th February
Drinks and refreshments provided
Drinks served from 6:30
Input begins at 7:00
We have a limited number of places. It would help us to know in advance if you're coming, so please book a place and turn up!
E-mail Ben Edson on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue: Nexus, Dale Street, Manchester, M1 1JW
For a map see: http://www.nexusonline.org.uk/contactus.htm