Around 100 gathered for an evening of quality discussion and content on the importance of working together as churches and faith-based organisations, not just with each other but with others - statutory and voluntary - seeking to bring wholeness and well-being to all as we enter the process of recovery from the Covid pandemic. Big thanks to our guests Erinma Bell, Andy Burnham and Adrian Nottingham, and to Ian Rutherford and Methodist Central Hall for hosting us.
Our next 'Street Stories' event will be on November 15, 7:15pm in Methodist Central Hall, Manchester. We are partnering with Greater Manchester Movement for Recovery to look at how what the churches are already doing has the potential to play a major part in our region's recovery strategy from the pandemic. With guests Andy Burnham, Adrian Nottingham and Erinma Bell. More details and booking info here. Space is limited.
The next meeting of the Mosaic Justice Network will be on September 22 from 11am. We will be hosted by Betel Manchester who will provide lunch. This is an opportunity for members to get together for a sabbath-type breather from ministry and activity and partake in some mutual encouragement and sharing. If you are part of a project or organisation involved in Christian social action and would like to know more about Mosaic, send an email.
We did put that *subject to current Covid regulations on our announcement of our first in person meeting of the Mosaic membership, and so it came to pass that the restrictions were extended and we had to postpone.
So, our first face to face meeting since early 2020 will now be on Wednesday July 28, 11-1 at the Nazarene College in Didsbury. The college are kindly providing lunch and Principal Rev Dr Deirdre Brower-Latz will be our guest speaker. We will also be hearing from other members as they reflect on their experience of Covid and lockdown. For more information, and to pre-book for catering numbers, please send an email.
Our next Mosaic Justice Network members meeting will be on Thursday June 24, from 11am to 1pm. We are looking forward* to our first face to face meeting since early 2020, and the Nazarene College in Didsbury have kindly agreed to host us, with Principal, Rev Dr Deirdre Brower-Latz as guest speaker. We will also be hearing from other members as they reflect on their experience of Covid and lockdown. For more information, please send an email.
(*subject to current Covid regulations)
The next meeting of the member of Mosaic Justice Network will be on Thursday January 14 via Zoom from 11am. Joining details will be sent out to members by email. As we begin a new year in a mixture of hope as the vaccines get rolled out, but also concern at the steep rise in infections that has put us back into lockdown, it is important that we meet to share and pray, and support each other.
If you are reading this, not a member of MJN and curious to find out more or join, please contact one of the facilitators.
The third of our three online 'Street Stories' events on aspects of 'Facing Up To Race' took place last Sunday on the subject of young people and race. Thank you to our speakers Gabriel Oyediwura, Christie Spurling and Beatrice Smith. View the full event below.
The second of our three online 'Street Stories' events on aspects of 'Facing Up to Race' took place last night. Thank you to Beatrice Smith for facilitating, Robert Beckford for a brilliant opening presentation, and to Dr Joe Aldred and Ben Tarbuck for open and honest discussion. View the full event below. Next is 'Generating Justice' on August 30 - more details here.
The first of our three online 'Street Stories' events on aspects of 'Facing Up to Race' took place last night. Big thanks to Faye Bruce of the Caribbean Health Network for her presentation and also to Dr Steve Taylor and Rosie Holden from Christians in Caring Professions. View the full event below. Next is 'Church Complicity' on Wednesday - more details here.
Our Street Stories event planned for June 4 had to be cancelled due to the Coronavirus Lockdown. Then on May 26 the brutal public killing by police officers of black man George Floyd sparked an upsurge of #BlackLivesMatter in the USA, with similar protests in the UK. We felt we should find an alternative way to discuss issues around racism and have planned 3 short Zoom events on Facing Up To Race, with the same guest speakers, plus a few more. Dates and more info here.
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