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Tuesday, 9 September 2008

A chance to reflect on what makes our communities tick

A wee advert for an event that I think will be very interesting. The speaker, Rev Joe Naika, a South African Presbyterian, has been ministering in Leith for around 3 years and is due to head back to South Africa in a few months. He says that it's been an interesting experience to come from a country that is around 80% Christian because of at least in part, the work of Scots missionaries, to Scotland because of a shortage of ministers in Scotland...

His talk is about much more than that but the influence of faith on very different communities is a key point of reference.

scottish churches parliamentary office annual lecture

"From Xaba to Leith:
Communities in Scotland and South Africa and What Makes Them Tick"
Rev Joseph Naika

17 September 2008
at 7pm

in the Scottish Storytelling Centre
43-45 High St, Edinburgh, EH1 1SR
refreshments and conversation to follow
rsvp to rosemary@actsparl.org (0131 558 8137


Claire Soper said...

Thanks for this Ewan which I will share with Edinburgh schools linked with South Africa.
Claire Soper

Ewan said...

Thanks Claire, nice to hear from you


Anonymous said...

If you'd like to know how all the African links are shaping up (especially Kenya) please let me know -

Ewan said...

Very much so. I will call you next week


Surgery Times

1st Wed @ Piershill Library, 30 Piershill Terrace.
2nd Wed @ Craigentinny Community Centre, Loaning Rd.
3rd Wed @ Duddingston Primary School, Duddingston Rd.

All 7:15pm -7:45pm

and the last Sat. Lochend YWCA, 198 Restalrig Road South
12noon -1pm

(no appointment needed, all during school terms)
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