Please note: this event takes place at our temporary 2019 home, Newington Green Primary School. Find out more about the move here.
Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.
Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.
The theme of this week's Gathering will be “The Power of Weakness”. We dread and avoid reminders of how vulnerable we are and how easily life can be lost. We prefer to think that we are in charge of our own lives, and any reminder to the contrary is swiftly silenced. Often, we look down on people who have been harmed because it reminds us of how fundamentally fragile our lives and our autonomy are, preferring instead to identify with seemingly unwounded perpetrators and blaming victims for their own misfortunes.
Denying weakness and mortality forecloses much of the possibility in life. This week, we will consider the role that weakness plays in the demand for justice, how it creates the authority of a protest and how we might live differently if we could acknowledge it.