Radical Presence – New Green Christian 7 Session Course

Author: Paul Bodenham | Date: 15 April, 2020 | Category: Bible Studies Climate Emergency GC Events News | Comments: 11

The Coronavirus pandemic marks a threshold to a very different future. But will that future be better or worse?

In Green Christian we’re getting people together to claim the post-viral age. Radical Presence is a short programme of conversations, in which we’ll listen for God’s word in this time of pandemic.

Sign up here for a group starting the week of the 6 July, facilitated by our members on our Zoom account. If you’re not currently a member of Green Christian and would like to join one of our Radical Presence groups, we would love you to become a Green Christian member.

Whether or not you are a Green Christian member, you are very welcome to use this course in your own church or friendship online groups.

The first course has already started, and we will be running it again starting the week of 6 July 2020: sign up here to be offered a place.

Covid-19 is forcing existential questions upon us: not only about our own survival or that of our loved ones, but about the deepest values on which our society is founded.  Will our civilisation get back to normal?  Or was normal already finished?  What kind of community are we learning to be?  What kind of work really matters?   When the siege is over, how do we want to emerge?

In Radical Presence we’ll learn from our faith, scripture and Covid-19 how to tackle the crisis that looms behind it – environmental breakdown.  Joining in a short programme of weekly conversations, we’ll listen for God’s word in this time between worlds, in the company of each other, contemporary writers and desert prophets. 

For the Green Christian-organised course, each group will meet for 60-90 minutes at the same time each week for seven weeks. Taking part in Radical Presence won’t cost you anything. You will just need your own computer, tablet or telephone and internet access. Together we will build a growing movement of people demanding a ‘sane emergence’ from this crisis.


Comments on "Radical Presence – New Green Christian 7 Session Course"

Andrew Craig:

June 1, 2020

It is wonderful to meet other believers with a common interest and a passion for transforming our society - from so many different backgrounds. I pray that we will together discover ways of stimulating the imagination of our nation and bringing the Kingdom of God to earth

Coral Raven:

June 1, 2020

Enjoying being part of this group, it is interesting and stimulating and I feel I am part of a bigger picture beyond my own life. It is something positive to participate in during these times.

Liz Dunbar:

June 1, 2020

I am really enjoying this course. The advanced prep is very useful, the liturgy is beautiful, the questions for discussion are meaningful and feel there is plenty of time to explore ideas in greater depth (I find in other meetings the discussion section is often too brief). I have also found the flexibility to join on a Tuesday or a Wednesday invaluable. Many thanks

Stuart C Young:

May 3, 2020

This looks really interesting and a timely opportunity to evaluate where we have been and where we want to go. If not now when are are we going to get the opportunity to do this?There may never be a better opportunity than now.

Staffan Engstrom:

May 2, 2020

HI, I have tried to sign up but not heard anything concrete. Is it still happening? Do I need to be more flexible on timings (I only gave mornings, but could do more).

Ruth Jarman:

April 29, 2020

Hi all, many thanks for all your comments, do sign up on our form if you’d like to join a facilitated group for Green Christian members, then you can come along if you can.

Tom Piotrowski:

April 24, 2020

I’d love to join in. In the process of launching a Green Christian group in Worcester and very excited about it.

Mike Buckland:

April 23, 2020

I am interested and can recommend that we publicise it in my church.

David Greenacre:

April 18, 2020

Interested in joining a group. I have a hearing difficulty with double hearing aids but will see how it goes.

Rosemary Croft:

April 17, 2020

Would be very interested - but not sure if I will be called in to work.....and if so, exactly what hours this will consume

Jonathan:

April 16, 2020

Not sure yet whether I'll be able to participate, but please keep me informed. Thanks


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