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Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Fellowship of Reconciliation

I'm looking forward to hearing from John Cooper tonight at out JustSpace meeting. He's coming up from Birmingham to talk about the Fellowship of Reconciliation. Previously we have had Norman Kember from FoR at Desmond Tutu House, who was famously was abducted and held hostage when visiting the Christian Peacemaker Team in Baghdad.

They are an interesting lot. Currently their former director, Chris Cole, is serving time for refusing to pay a fine. He was sentenced for defacing the entrance to an arms fayre in London. It seems to me that we have a lot to learn from those who are prepared to take such risks for the principles they hold dear. Maybe that is the only true test for whatever faith we claim to hold.

If you're not there - invite them to come to one of your own meetings!

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