Autumnal Equinox Gathering

The earth’s flight positions us at the balancing point between day night. The Autumnal equinox marks the gradual transition in the global south towards summer and global north towards winter. So this is a good time for our next Christian Animism online gathering.

Our very special guest, Dr Mari Joersted, is Academic Dean of Vancouver School of Theology. Mari is a Hebrew scholar and her groundbreaking book, ‘Hebrew Bible and Environmental Ethics: Humans, Nonhumans and the Living Landscape’, lays exciting foundations for a biblical animism and therefore for Christian animism. This really is a conversation not to be missed. We know that you will find Mari’s warm personality and clear presentation both engaging and compelling with of course the opportunity to ask her questions about her understanding and its implications for our thinking about the world and our spiritual journeys today.

As an added happenstance, just days after Mari’s time with us her book, which has currently only been available in hardback and prohibitively expensive, is being published in paperback and so much more widely accessible. Once you have heard her speak you will realise that you simply must buy her book and read it!

Do book up now! Put it in the diary and spread the news!

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Christian Animism Zoom: The Shalom Circle

On Monday 16th November, from 7.30-9.00 pm we will be holding our second Christian Animism Zoom Gathering and we would love you to join us and be part of things!The Gathering will have a simple format. It will be held within two short opening and closing liturgies. Noel will share the visual concept of the ‘Shalom Circle’ to help illustrate and inspire Christian animism thinking and living. Breakouts will provide space to talk and discuss together, with a chance to hear back from other groups as well. We are all coming to learn from each other and expecting a real buzz. We would love you to be there so we can learn from you as well.

Book in now! Follow this link to Eventbrite and let us know you are coming. The event is FREE. It just helps to have ideas of the numbers and also enables us to send you the Zoom link to join the Gathering. We look forward to seeing you there!Shalom, on behalf of the XA Hub group, Noel, Becky and Ellen.