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Welcome to Summer
At last, as Covid restrictions start to be relaxed, we can begin to regain a bit more 'in person' human contact. The African word 'ubuntu' means 'I am, because you are', reminding us that we cannot live and thrive in isolation; we need to value and nurture our friends, families and communities, because we are all part of each other.
Covid has been especially corrosive of our social bonds and friendship support networks, because it prevents physical closeness and thus hinders our relational awareness (which is a key element of our spirituality).
Let's remember to continue to support each other this term, because one thing Covid has taught us is how much we need each other.
Desmond Tutu says: 'A person is a person through other persons' … 'Ubuntu speaks particularly about the fact that you can't exist as a human being in isolation. It speaks about our interconnectedness, you can't be human all by yourself
Chester Uni Theology and Religious Studies Dept are again offering a great series of talks for A level RS students, covering a whole array of topics relevant to the A Level RS spec. You can also find the videos from the excellent summer 2020 lectures here.
Devon Faith and Belief Forum is hosting Sara Khan, speaking on Challenging Extremism, Promoting Social Cohesion: The Role of Faith Leaders 6.00- 7.30pm on Thurs 8th July Sara is one of the UK's leading voices on countering extremism Booking here
Collective Worship Research
CofE schools, please get in touch if you would like to help with this research: Has the experience of providing home-school online worship influenced how Church of England primary schools approach facilitating spiritual growth in collective worship?