Friday, June 5, 2020 at 7:00 PM CEST
Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 1:00 PM CEST

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APL - Registrar, Kaye O'Connell 
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"Living out the Holy" 

Engaged Spirituality for Concerned Christians

2020 Academy for Parish Leadership

Christian faith calls us to seek more from our own spiritual lives than reflection or comfort. The example of Christ we are called to follow engages directly with the plight of the vulnerable, with unjust social structures, and with the injury caused by human failings, whether to other people or the goodness of God’s creation.

Building on last year’s highly successful “Experiencing the Holy” gathering, the Academy for Parish Leadership in 2020 will move its focus from the internal to the external, exploring the spiritual and theological foundations for Christians engaging critical issues facing society and humanity.

This edition of the Academy for Parish leadership will offer a range of speakers and resources on four topics at the center of the Convocation’s work and witness in the world: Refugees and Migrants, Climate and Creation Care, Racism and Reconciling the Beloved Community, and Youth and Children: The Church of Today

The online sessions will include speakers from within and outside of the Convocation who are motivated by their faith commitments to engagement in activism and witness.   We will have online breakout sessions to discuss and explore both the spiritual underpinnings and look at concrete, practical steps so that we can live out our commitment in 21st-Century Europe.

  • Join us for this on-line event over 3 weekends. Here are the remaining events:

    3) Saturday, 20 June:10:00 Session 3: Racism and Reconciling the Beloved Community;  16:00 Session 4:  Youth and Children 

    4) Saturday, 27 June:10:00 a.m. Final plenary session, reporting back, next steps, worship.

    Participants in APL 2020 will have opportunities to explore more deeply a variety of these topics, and to benefit from the perspectives of speakers motivated by their faith commitments to engagement in activism and witness. We will explore both the spiritual underpinnings of that engagement and concrete, practical steps that we and our parishes can take to live out that commitment in 21st-century Europe.

    Registration will open 3 February and close 19 June 2020.