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  Nurturing and Maintaining Spirituality    
       
 

2 October 2017

'Nurturing and Maintaining Spirituality?' is the title of a conference on 18th October at Berea Newydd Chapel, Rhodfa Dewi Sant, Ffordd Penrhos, Bangor, LL57 2AX, between 09.30 and 16.30. Clergy and members of all denominations in Wales are being invited to attend, at no cost, this ground breaking Conference. With a wide range of speakers the issues to be discussed are those elements which nurture and maintain spirituality:

  • • LIVING APPROPRIATELY UNDER A WIDE VARIETY OF CONDITIONS
  • • MAINTAINING A POSITIVE, CONSTRUCTIVE, EMOTIONALLY RESPONSIBLE ATTITUDE IN LIFE
  • • HOLDING ALL THINGS WITH A HEALTHY DEGREE OF DETACHMENT AND HUMOUR
  • • LIVING WITH FAITH AND TRUSTING IN GOD
  • • MAINTAINING GOOD WILL AND GOOD INTENTIONS TOWARDS OUR FELLOW MAN

The Conference will consider THE CHALLENGE TO THE CHURCHES with such questions as:

  • What is the key to spirituality?
  • And what kind of spirituality?
  • How can churches offer spirituality and spiritual aspects such as love, atonement and forgiveness in an age which has turned its back on religion?
  • Is it an opportunity for the churches to respond to those who are searching for an answer to a spiritual problem?
  • How can the churches achieve this in a practical way?

According to Wynford Ellis Owen, founder and former CEO of Living Room Cardiff, and organiser of the seminar, “People are often intrigued why people who attend the Living Room – some, who have never attended church or ascribed to any faith - have profound and life-changing spiritual experiences. The Spirituality of Imperfection is at the root of our approach at the Living Room. But this is not spirituality in the religious sense of the word. This is different: it’s the spirituality of the imperfect. The spirituality of the weak and broken, the poor and humble. According to the author Gabor Maté, ‘it’s the spirituality of those with large and strong passions, problematic pasts and uncertain futures. It’s an ancient spirituality according to the authors Ernest Kurtz a Katherine Ketcham, that was rediscovered by a group of hopeless drunks who were looking for a solution to a problem that doctors and nobody else knew the answer to or how to treat it.
‘By learning through others’ failed experiences and the philosophies of William James in his book The Varieties of Religious Experience, and Carl Jung, the famous psychiatrist, they created a way of life that would allow them to live with their ‘hopeless condition’, with their basic imperfection.’
“In this conference we’ll have an opportunity to look at other types of spirituality as well – and in particular, how to nurture and maintain them.

Are you prepared to contribute from your experience and insights?”
A varied and distinguished range of speakers have been secured from a cross section of Christian denominations in Wales and include: Elfed Ap Nefydd Roberts, Aled Jones Williams, Karen Owen, Trystan Owen Hughes, Eluned Williams, Enid Morgan, Judith Morris, Eleri Edwards, D. Densil Morgan and R Alun Evans.

How to nurture and maintain spirituality? What is your opinion?  This Conference will provide an opportunity for all to listen, discuss, question and disagree – and contribute from your own personal experience.

The Conference will be held on Wednesday 18th October 2017 (09.30 – 16.30) in the Berea Newydd Chapel, Rhodfa Dewi Sant, Ffordd Penrhos, Bangor, LL57 2AX.

Wynford Ellis Owen
Chief Executive Living Room Cardiff
58 Richmond Road
Cardiff
CF24 3AT
info@welshcouncil.org.uk
wynfordellisowen@cais.org.uk
www.livingroom-cardiff.com

For further information
P lease call 02920 493895 or email LivingRoom-cardiff@cais.org.uk

 

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