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presenter john bell

About John Bell: 


JOHN BELL is a Resource Worker with The Iona Community, who lectures, preaches and conducts seminars across the world Church. He is a hymn writer, author and occasional broadcaster, but retains a primary passion for congregational song. John is based in Glasgow and works with his colleagues in the areas of music, worship and spirituality. In 2013 he was awarded the Community of Christ International Peace Award. During his visit to Melbourne we have a chance to learn from his experience as a minister, pastor and peacemaker.


More about John Bell



VOICES OF DELIGHT, DIVERSITY AND JUSTICE  - A DAY OF CONVERSATION WITH JOHN BELL

SATURDAY 11 MAY 2019,10.00 AM - 4.30 PM

FAIRFIELD UNITING CHURCH, 85 GILLIES ST, FAIRFIELD VIC 3078


This is a day of sharing, listening, learning and encouragement. We will bring our own voices, hear the voices of others, blend voices together, and go forward with stronger and more heartfelt voices for justice, delight and diversity. 


There are two events at the day. 

God, Delight and Diversity 10.00 am - 12.30 pm

Empowering the voices of sexually and gender diverse people

LGBTIQ people of faith are often forced to choose between essential parts of their identity and face varying degrees of exclusion, rejection and ignorance in faith-based communities. The morning conversation will bring voices of straight and LGBTIQ Christians together for listening, sharing, singing and encouragement.








Nonviolent Direct Action: Jesus and the Way

2.00 - 4.30 pm

Sharing and hearing experiences of non-violent direct action as a way of following Jesus. 


Many Christians in Australia have engaged in non-violent direct action for climate change, justice for refugees and indigenous Australians, protests to stop Adani. 

Some Christians are unsure of what such action might mean for them but yet are keen to blend their voices with those seeking justice and peace and to act for change. In the afternoon we will share our experiences, and examine the place of non-violent peacemaking in Australia today and encourage everyone to do what they can. 


John will teach us some justice related songs and share his own perspectives. and experiences. 

Tickets: price and booking

Single session $45/40

Both sessions $85/75

Lunch not included, but excellent cafes are located in nearby Station Street. 


Booking is available online:


www.trybooking.com/BAPXK




Contact:

Email inquiries:


scuttaj@bigpond.com

alisangster@gmail.com


Space, Rumour and Hospitality A Public lecture by JOHN BELL

MONDAY 13 MAY 2019


PHILLIPA BRAZIL LECTURE THEATRE

Daniel Mannix Building, Australian Catholic University

115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy VIC 3065


A public lecture by John Bell, Scottish theologian, musician, hymnwriter, pastor and poet. Hosted by the Australian Academy of Liturgy Victoria Chapter in partnership with the Australian Catholic University Centre for Liturgy, this lecture will explore the importance of space, hospitality and rumour in the liturgical life of Christian communities. There will be time for questions and discussion at the end. 

Ticket price and booking

Price: 


General admission $35

Student/Pensioner $27.50


Booking is available online:


www.trybooking.com/BAYHU


contact

Email inquiries: 


scuttaj@bigpond.com


doctor@kierancrichton.com


Imagination as a Resource for Faith A Quiet Day in the Macedon Ranges with JOHN BELL

MONDAY 13 MAY 2019

10.30 AM - 3.30 PM


CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION,

6 HONOUR AVE, MOUNT MACEDON, VIC 3441


The Church of the Resurrection, Mount Macedon is set among peaceful and beautiful historic bushland an easy hour’s train or car journey from central Melbourne. With John Bell, Scottish composer, minister, liturgist and poet leading us and helping us to open our hearts and minds and imaginations to God’s presence in this place, this Quiet Day provides a unique opportunity for clergy and student ministers to gather and share and learn together. Lunch will be provided. The day will begin at 10.30 am and the finish time is 3.30 pm This day is aimed at clergy and student ministers. Numbers are capped at 60 participants. 

Ticket price and booking

Price:


Ordained ministers $45

Ministry Candidates and student ministers $40

A light lunch is included in the cost of the day.


Booking is available online:


www.trybooking.com/BAPHB




contact

Getting there: 


The best way to come is by train to Bendigo at 9.14 am from Southern Cross Station and alight at Gisborne where a shuttle bus will meet the train to take you to the Church of the Resurrection. The same will happen in reverse at the end of the day.


Email inquiries: 


scuttaj@bigpond.com


dmw64@me.com