EVENT – One World Week 20-27 October 2013 (Seven Kings, Chelmsford and Colchester)

More%20than%20enough%20image“MORE THAN ENOUGH?” is the theme for One World Week 2013.

The week brings people together at many local events happening at around the same time, accross the country and beyond, to share ideas about global issues. OWW asks you to support or organise events, together with others in your local area, that enable us to consider whether we:

– have had more than enough of consumer culture getting in the way of relationships with others in our communities across the globe?

– have had more than enough of being defined by what we possess?

– have had more than enough of seeing our planet irrevocably consumed?

– take more than enough ourselves?

Events around the Diocese:

Colchester – One World Week

Castle Methodist Church Maidenburgh Street, CO1 1TT 19 October 2013 10:00 to 13:00

Contact Name: Susan Fox
Contact Email: fairdev4@tiscali.co.uk
Contact Telephone: 01206 790677

Colchester is a Fairtrade Town and has a small independent Fair Trade shop and a Development Education Centre. Relax, meet friends and enjoy Fairtrade tea, coffee and cakes. Find a unique handmade gift and browse books and resources-some available free others for sale. Have fun with Games and Quizzes for the family. A chance to learn how our lifestyle and the choices we make can have an effect on people throughout the world. Admission Free

Ilford – Seven Kings Fellowship of Churches One World Week Service 20 October 2013, 6.30pm
Event Location: Seven Kings United Free Church, Meads Lane / Norfolk Road, Seven Kings, Ilford, Essex IG3 8NU.

Contact Name: Rev. Jonathan Evens
Contact Email: jonathan.evens@btinternet.com
Contact Telephone: 020 8599 2170

The annual One World Week Service organised by the Seven Kings Fellowship of Churches will be hosted this year by the Philadelphia Church and will be held at Seven Kings United Free Church. All are welcome.

Chelmsford Cathedral, Tindal Square, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1EH – Deconstructing Conflict
Event Date & Time: 21st – 23rd October 2013, 7.45am – 9.00pm. Ends 3pm on 23rd.

Contact Name: Rev. Jonathan Evens
Contact Email: jonathan.evens@btinternet.com
Contact Telephone: 020 8599 2170

Deconstructing conflict is an art exhibition, an inter-faith lecture and an opportunity to engage with the aims of One World Week by bringing together people of different faiths and backgrounds from across Essex to share concerns about the causes of conflict, hear others’ points of view and acknowledge shared values. The art exhibition will be held in Chelmsford Cathedral on 21st – 23rd October 2013 (7.45am – 9.00pm, ends 3.00pm Wednesday) and will feature expansive expressionist paintings by Maciej Hoffman supplemented by related work from commission4mission artists. Maciej Hoffman is a Polish artist whose work is concerned with the trauma of all individuals and peoples who have suffered – and continue to suffer – worldwide.

The keynote speaker for our inter-faith lecture is Rabbi Herschel Gluck OBE, founder of the Muslim-Jewish Forum which seeks to build bridges between Muslim and Jewish communities in the UK and around the world. The lecture will be on Tuesday 22nd October, 7.30pm, in the Chapter House of Chelmsford Cathedral. A drinks reception will be held in the Cathedral from 6.00pm for those wishing to view the exhibition prior to the lecture.

These events have been organised by Chelmsford Cathedral, commission4mission and the Mid Essex Inter-faith Forum to inspire, inform and encourage more people of diverse backgrounds to come together to explore shared values and take action to build a just, peaceful and sustainable world. Admission Free

For more information visit the One World Week website

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