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James Alison In Leeds
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date Sat, 21 Apr 4:00pm - 6:00pm

authorLawrence Cockrill

Leeds Church Institute is delighted to invite you to meet and hear from James Alison, theologian and priest. British born and a global citizen, James Alison is a traveling teacher, lecturer and retreat leader.

Alison is celebrated for his firm but gentle insistence on addressing current church teaching on human sexuality with the question, “Yes, but is it true?”

He brings to this question, a deep understanding of the work of philosopher and literary critic Rene Girard which exposes violence hidden at the heart of culture; and he illuminates our understanding of the good news in Christ as the Forgiving Victim.

In written word and lectures, Alison offers a vital freshness in his interpretations of scripture, delightful wordplay, even some surprises and new connections. It has been said of Alison, “Far from beleaguered or rancorous, he is a gay Catholic voice speaking out of unsentimental love for the church.”

You really shouldn’t miss this opportunity to hear from and meet James Alison when he is in Leeds. Come to one or both of the events at All Hallows’ Church, Hyde Park on 21st April 2018


Public Lecture
Christ Crucified – the power of God and the wisdom of God (1 Cor 1:23-24)

What it is like on the inside of this as a LGBT person?
Lecture starts at 4pm.
There will be a time of ‘Q and A’ after the lecture when we can reflect on ourselves, our church communities, and our society. We can take this opportunity to look together at the range of debates, policies and practices, and unconscious bias in our shared life of faith.

Afternoon tea and informal discussion around
God’s (very queer!) power and wisdom on show

With James Alison.

This will be a time to share from our own experiences, hopes and fears, and reflect on what is good and true in our lives together.

Tea from 5pm, All Hallows’ Café, Hyde Park, Leeds, LS6 1NP

This event is free, but space is limited so do book ahead. Get your ticket on the Eventbrite page here.

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