The Vigil of St Andrew
Celebrate Scotland's National Day
Wednesday 29th November, 7pm
Our Lady of Lourdes Church
51 Lourdes Ave,
Music led by 'the St Mungo Singers ensemble and Harp with
Pupils from St Andrew's Secondary
Refreshments to Follow
VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
16 days of action
25th November – 10th December
This is an on-going action much needed when ' Violence against women and girls is a global pandemic. In many countries there is a culture of impunity for those who carry out this kind of violence. It is seen as normal, acceptable, and even Christian churches very often hide, tolerate, perpetuate and even practice violence against women' – Kathy Galloway writing for Side by Side.
Talks and Workshops and Vigils
28th November on FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION
with Hilary Burrage (author and member of Global Media Campaign to end FGM),
and Wura Ogunrotimi ...... of KWISA (African Women in Scotland)
1st December on WOMEN AND POWER –
with Clare Phillips of Castle Douglas Meeting, who stood for the Green
Party in Holyrood elections,
and Helen Minnis of Glasgow Meeting consultant paediatric psychiatrist in the NHS.
Both if the above at Glasgow Quaker Meeting House, 38, Elmbank Crescent,
6.30 food sharing then 7pm talks and interaction.
5th December UNDERAGE MARRIAGE
With Judy Wasige and Juliet from KWISA
at Robertson House, 152 Bath Street, Glasgow
6.30 food sharing then 7pm talks and interaction.
Vigils – Thursdays in Black 30th November & 7th December 12.30 – 1pm at Donald Dewar Statue
Towards a world without rape and violence.
Wearing black on Thursdays shows others that you are tired of putting up with violence and calls for communities where we can all walk safely without fear.
Follow-on Workshop – Alternatives to Violence
16th December 2pm Held at Glasgow Quaker Meeting House.
World Day of Prayer takes place on Friday 2 March 2018.
World Day of Prayer is an international, ecumenical, prayer movement initiated and carried out by Christian women in more than 180 countries and over 1000 languages.
The 2018 service has been written by Christian women of Suriname.
The ACTS Advent Reflections for 2017 have been written by ALTERnativity.
Churches Together in Britain and Ireland Remembrance 2017 resources are available to download or order, including an order of service, Powerpoint presentations and free ebook versions of Beyond Our Tears: Resources for Times of Remembrance.
The Church of Scotland Church & Society, Education Committee have developed a new resource entitled,
"Guidance for School Chaplains"
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally observed from the 18th to the 25th January.
The themes of the daily material raise some of the contemporary issues addressed by the churches of the Caribbean.
The Caribbean Churches work together to heal the wounds in the body of Christ.
Reconciliation demands repentance, reparation and the healing of memories.
The whole Church is called to be both a sign and an active agent of this reconciliation.
Unfortunately the ACTS Conference has been cancelled.
Those who have purchased tickets will be refunded.
ACTS CONFERENCE FOR FE CHAPLAINS, SPIRITUAL CARE TEAMS and SUPPORT STAFF
The aims of the 2017 conference are to:
• Provide a greater awareness and understanding of the diversity of multi-faith groups within college communities, and to support the diverse needs of learners.
• Uphold people's rights, promote understanding and tackle prejudice through the work of the spiritual, pastoral care and student support within the FE Sector.
• Provide support, training and networking to meet the needs of spiritual and pastoral care in the FE Sector.
This conference will be of interest to College professionals, management and policy makers with an interest in equality and diversity issues, and keen to foster good relations and help tackle prejudice within the College community and beyond.
THEME: COMMON THREADS
DATE: 26 OCTOBER 2017
TIME: 10:30 TO 15:30
VENUE: CITY OF GLASGOW COLLEGE, RIVERSIDE CAMPUS
'More Slaves Today than at any Time in Human History'
Exchanging Scottish and International Perspectives on Human Trafficking
We have an exciting programme that will allow us to explore current issues related to human trafficking from different contexts and perspectives. Speakers will include Ash Denham, MSP, Detective Superintendent Stuart Houston of Police Scotland and the investigative journalist Sam Poling whose BBC programme cast a spotlight on the trafficking of women to Scotland from eastern Europe.
We will also hear research reports from postgraduate students, academic staff, practitioners and theologians who will present papers on work undertaken in countries in Asia, Africa and Russia as well as closer to home in Ireland and here in Scotland.
The conference will conclude with a panel discussion from a range of different Christian denominations.
Further information about the programme and how to apply for your place at this free conference can be found at:
Please join us on what promises to be a fascinating and thought provoking day.