Radical Presence

We are delighted that Chapel of Unity Trustee and Rector of Berkswell Mark Bratton is going to lead a 7-week Radical Presence course created by the Charity Green Christian. 
 
Session 1 – 11th January – Womb
Session 2 – 18th January – Jordan
Session 3 – 1st February – Kairos
Session 4 – 8th February – Flesh
Session 5 – 12th April – Contagion
Session 6 – 19th April – Tomb
Session 7 – 26th April – Emmaus
 
The sessions will last from 7.30 – 9 pm.
 
The course was created by the Charity Green Christian as an initiative to help churches build a more just, sustainable, and compassionate world after the pandemic. The online initiative will foster ambition to tackle the crises of environmental breakdown, inequality and polarisation and help build support for a ‘just recovery. The pandemic has come at a critical time in the climate and ecological emergency, with the postponement of COP26, the United Nations climate summit which was due to take place in Glasgow this November.  But it has also provoked unprecedented readiness for change: a recent YouGov poll found only 9% want life to return to ‘normal’.  Radical Presence enables these longings to find their voice among Christians in the UK.  

Over seven sessions, Radical Presence stimulates conversations which draw on the Bible, Christian faith, experience, science, and analysis.  

Paul Bodenham, who led the development of Radical Presence, said:

“It’s becoming clear that there is no longer a ‘normal’ to go back to.  In fact, ‘normal’ was the cause of many of our problems.  People are expressing a ‘hunger and thirst for righteousness’ with an intensity I’ve never witnessed before.  With Radical Presence they will discover that they are not alone, and that together we can mobilise change.  If there is any way to honour those whose lives have been lost, it must surely be in our efforts to build a better society.  But we need to be quick – if we leave it until church doors are unlocked, we may miss our chance.”

These meetings will be run online using Zoom, so people will need devices capable of supporting it. 

Those wishing to join should contact Mark  via markbratton@berkswellchurch.org.uk

 

Faith & Peace Exhibition

The exhibition ‘Faith and Peace’ will be in the Chapel of Unity,  Coventry Cathedral from the 28th October – until early afternoon on the 17th  November.

This exhibition looks at how the three Abrahamic  faiths promote peace – in their teaching, and in the lives of their people. It tells stories of their peace-makers. It shows how each stresses hospitality and welcome for the stranger, including the stranger of other faiths. It glimpses the textual and practical search for peace in each of these “Religions of the Book”. 

The exhibition is part of a three year project by the Bradford Peace Museum,  sponsored by the Anglican Pacifist Fellowship.  The project has worked with women from across the faith communities and produced artwork that is part of the exhibition. Their art reflects many aspects, including a ‘Tree of life for the healing of the nations’, depicting  the experiences of a group of Syrian refugees.

The exhibition will be open daily during usual Cathedral hours.

German Lutheran Advent Service 2018

2pm, Sunday 23rd December

in the Chapel of Unity, Coventry Cathedral

The service will be bi-lingual

and will be followed by light refreshments

Palestinian Goods will be on sale before and after the service

Regular services in German are held at 2pm on the 4th Sunday of each month

In the Chapel of Unity, Coventry Cathedral

 

Everyone is welcome

World Council of Churches – Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel

16-30th September 2018

The Chapel of Unity is participating in the World Council of Churches’ Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel. We are asked to Pray, Study and Act on the theme: ‘Investing in Young People’. Come along and spend some time in the Chapel to pray for peace.

‘Hands of Hope’ display kindly lent by Working with Villages in Palestine. ‘Voices of the Young-Visions for the Future’ from Pax Christi UK

Service of Thanksgiving for the Refurbishment of the Chapel of Unity

Here are some photos taken at the service

Saturday 8th September 2018 at 1pm

The Joint Council of the Chapel of Unity is pleased to invite you to share in a Service of Thanksgiving for the refurbishment of the Chapel of Unity on Saturday 8th September at 1pm.

We plan to gather together on Unity Lawn outside the Chapel at 1pm to begin our service, weather permitting, and otherwise in the nave of the Cathedral outside the Chapel.

After the service all are invited to share over refreshments, memories of the past, and your hopes for the future life of the Chapel of Unity in working towards unity and reconciliation.

In addition you are also invited, if you are able, to arrive at 12pmto join the daily Litany of Reconciliation in the Cathedral ruins.