The Collective Communion
['Communion' Noun: The sharing or exchanging of thoughts and feelings, especially on a mental or spiritual level]
When: Saturday 18th May // 10.30am – 7pm
Where: The Brickworks, 48 Barton Square, Manchester M3 2BH
The Christian Aid Collective are calling young adults who are interested in faith and passionate about justice to gather together. We love community. Great things happen when people meet to share ideas and to challenge and encourage each other. We want to ask the difficult questions and explore them in a safe, non-judgemental environment, as every community should.
We all have different gifts, strengths, worries and insecurities. And the result of all those differences is a head full of ideas that is utterly unique to each one of us. We want to celebrate the depth and breadth of our experience and dive into what it means when we stand together against the injustices we see in our home town, our country and around the world.
Lovely words. But what do they mean in practice?
They mean, a full day of speakers (soon to be revealed!), creative workshops, panels, and open space discussions around the following themes:
Mind: Tackling the big questions around justice, inequality, structural power and oppression
Soul: A Christian theological insight into tackling injustice, engaging in activism and what it means to put your faith into action.
Hands: The practical details of getting out there and making a difference. Through creativity, business, digital & design, how can we be a practical part of the change we want to see?
Heart: Facing the problems of the world can be a heavy weight to carry. We want to give you a place to reflect, pray and recuperate through open space and structured sessions focussing on avoiding burn out and prioritising self-care.
And a free lunch thrown in for good measure.