True Prayer True Justice

Saturday 20th May 2017 10 am to 4 pm

What:
Your opportunity to reflect on the life and work of Kenneth Leech, an “urban theologian”.

Where: Liverpool Hope University

Overview:
• Terry Drummond shares his reflections on Kenneth Leech’s life.                                                    
• Subversive Orthodoxy and Anglo-Catholic Socialism -Alison Milbank.
• True Prayer: The Importance of Silence and Stillness in Urban Ministry by George Guiver CR.

Programme:
10.00 am Welcome drinks and pastries.

10.20 am Welcome: Professor Gerald Pillay, Vice-Chancellor & Rector, Liverpool Hope University
Introduction: Bishop Paul

10.40 am A Life: Terry Drummond's reflections on Ken Leech.

11.00 am Lives - Memories of Ken.

11.15 am Break.

11.30 am Subversive Orthodoxy & Anglo-Catholic Socialism: Revd Professor Alison Milbank.
Talk and time for questions.

1.00 pm Buffet Lunch.

2.00 pm True Prayer – the importance of silence & stillness in urban ministry, leading into meditative space: Fr George Guiver CR.

3.30 pm Closing of conference: Bishop Paul: moving from silence to acting in the world.


Background:
Kenneth Leech was a committed Christian Socialist, who drew on the historical precedents of the radical Anglo-Catholic tradition. As a priest and theologian, he was rooted in and resourced by a sacramental spirituality. A regular lecturer at Universities in the UK and the USA, he produced a range of books exploring theology and spirituality. They were practical, grounded in his work and ministry in the East End of London. Essentially, he was a theologian of the streets.