CELTIC SOLITON SESSIONS
The Soliton Network is an invitation to the rhythms of hospitality and generosity as well as to share resources, laughter, dreams and friendships. Soliton events are informal opportunities for people to reflect on the edges of Christian spirituality and practice - all are welcome, and many have been surprised by how rich the experience is. Speakers/facilitators at previous Soliton events have included Brian McLaren, Erwin McManus, Greg Russinger, Christine Sine, Doug Pagitt, Si Johnston, Jo Coles, Gareth Higgins, and many more.
This year our theme is dangerous living.
Our traditions are stories of dangerous lives: prophets critiqued dangerously, apostles spoke dangerously, and the early church fathers lived dangerously. Jesus inspired life practices that launched a new society both critical of and dangerous to the present order. 2007's Soliton Sessions are an invitation to rediscover this alternative society. Facilitators already confirmed include Jonny Baker, Kester Brewin, Pete Rollins, Si Johnston, Gareth Higgins, Laura Bagley, Erin Parish and Andrew Jones. As a special event, the wonderful Juliet Turner will also play a gig for Soliton during the weekend.
February 1-4, 2007
Thursday 1st Feb in Belfast
The Belfast event will take place from 10am-4pm at East Belfast Mission on the Lower Newtownards Road (please note change of venue); with an evening gathering for conversation and food from 7.30pm
Friday Sunday 2nd-4th Feb = Residential in Portrush
Participants are welcome to attend either or both the Belfast and Portrush sessions.
Our facilitators will include Pete Rollins, Jonny Baker, Erin Parish, Andrew Jones, Gareth Higgins, Trevor Debenning and others, and topics in both Belfast and Portrush will include:
Translating the message of Martin Luther King for today
Finding spiritual fingerprints in culturally significant films
Telling the difference between healthy fear and phobias
Spirituality in contemporary northern Ireland: challenges and opportunities
How (not) to speak of God
And whatever else you'd like to talk about!
Wed love as many people as possible to benefit from the conversation, provocation and friendship provided through Soliton so please do sign up if youd like to attend. More information at www.solitonnetwork.org; or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.