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Christian Meditation in Cumbria
The Work of Love in the Face of Doom
Rev Dr Sarah Bachelard
Thursday 26th April 2018
Carver Uniting Church, Lake Road, Windermere LA23 2BY
We live in times that are critical for the future of life on earth. Many feel a sense of dread and impotence, particularly in relation to the ecological crisis and what seems the intractable difficulty of generating meaningful engagement with its many challenges. What does it mean to live well in the face of doom – neither evading the truth of our situation, nor being overwhelmed by cynicism, rage, fear and despair? How might a contemplative perspective help us bear with our times, and sustain us in the transforming labour of faith, hope and love?
Sarah Bachelard is the founding director of Benedictus Contemplative Church, an ecumenical community based in Canberra, Australia. A theologian, retreat leader and priest, Sarah is a member of the World Community for Christian Meditation and an honorary research fellow at the Australian Catholic University. She has led retreats and taught contemplative prayer in Australia and internationally, and is the author of Experiencing God in a Time of Crisis and Resurrection and Moral Imagination.
10.00 for 10.30 – 4.00. Bring your own lunch. Please make a donation on the day: £20 or £10 low wage.
Christian Meditation in Cumbria is the local region of the World Community for Christian Meditation. We seek to renew and strengthen the tradition and discipline of contemplative practice, silent prayer, in the life of Christians and the Church in Cumbria