Seminars are held on Friday morning continuing the theme of the week,
with the opportunity to attend two of the four offered.
Meet in All Saints Church at 9.30am. Seminars are 10 – 11.15 and 11.45 – 1pm at various venues
Light for the dying: John Allan is part of the Leadership Team at Belmont Chapel in Exeter, a chaplain at St Peter’s High School, Exeter, and the author of numerous books and articles. John will be helping us engage biblically and sensitively with the current debate around assisted dying.
Light in a dark age: (What did the reformation ever do for us?): Tim Chester will be helping us mark the 500th anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation by reflecting on its legacy and continuing relevance to our lives and witness.
Light for special needs: John & Ruth Airdrie are founder members of ‘Rainbow Living’, http://www.rainbowliving.org.uk/ an Exeter-based Christian charity that has established three residential homes for young adults with special needs, one of which houses their son Simon. They are also passionate about improving and enriching special needs provision in local churches. Ruth has recently been awarded the MBE in recognition of services to adults with learning disability. Their seminar will help Christians in local churches consider how they can more effectively serve the special needs community. Jane Pailin who supports a House Group for adults with special needs will give further insight into running such a group.
Light for our global neighbours: Rosemary Hanley will examine the challenge and opportunity of forging friendships across religions in our everyday lives, both locally and further afield.