Here is another one of those regular but unpredictable invitations to an event at the Mission. We’re hosting Leslie Griffiths (brief biog below) for a few days, as part of our Mission Anniversary celebrations, and we’ve decided to hold an open conversation on Friday 16 November from 10am to 1pm, ending with lunch.
The issue under discussion will be ‘Faith for the City’ and will touch on issues of multi-culturism, poverty, racism, the arts and the shape of an authentic Christian faith, as well as whatever else might arise in the course of conversation.
Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths (Lord Griffiths of Burry Port) is Superintendent Minister of Wesley’s Chapel in London, and a life peer in the House of Lords where he sits with the Labour Party.
He served for almost 10 years with the Methodist Church in Haiti before coming home to minister in congregations in Essex and Golders Green. He is a frequent contributor to and commentator on religious affairs on Radio 4.
Leslie’s congregation in London has 18 different nationalities worshipping each Sunday, so he is well attuned to issues of diversity in urban settings.
Some years ago he partnered with Tony Campolo in a 3 day conference in Belfast. More recently he was a contributor to the DSD Conference on faith based community development in Armagh last April.
If you haven’t received an email about this and you fancy trekking along, let me know by email or by leaving a comment.