Apocalypse Now: Unveiling Empire, Conceiving Communion
A conference hosted at the Catholic Worker Farmhouse in Hertfordshire from 16 – 18 July 2010. If you want to come to this conference you will need to register with Scott Albrect at the Farmhouse.
The conference is free. You will be invited to make a donation of food and / or money and will need to arrange your own accomodation or camp on site.
After three conferences (Leeds 2006, Bradford 2007, Sheffield 2008) there was a sense among delegates that more affinity and more clarity on decision making is needed. The 2010 conference, Apocalypse Now: Unveiling Empire, Conceiving Communion aims to address that issue more squarely.
Rather than seminars led by experts in a field or from an organisation, there will be facilitated, structured discussions on more general themes. This means everyone will be able to participate more fully in the outcomes of the conference while only a few participate in the hosting and organising of the event.
There are main three aims to the 2010:
Explore our emotional and spiritual dependence on the state (using Fowler’s spiritual development model)
Analyse the many injustices that prop up and stabilise the nation state
Begin to form a communion of our own to increase our commitment to one another and to the kingdom of God
Those involved in past conferences have come from vast range of groups and communities including Catholic Workers, The Society of Friends, Roman Catholics, Christian Peacemaker Teams, Student Christian Movement, Prayer I58, Anglicans, Baptists, non-aligned Christians, Humanists, Political Scientists, Tolstoyans, Evangelicals, liberals, and more beside. Our commitments to non-violent resistance to rule brings together an ecclectic mix of people although predominantly white and middle class.
In order to keep the discussions lively you will be asked to let Scott know if you are part of a group or denomination so that we can deliberately mix it up in the discussion groups on the weekend. This follows the successful model used at the Anarchist Movement Conference in East London last year.