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Looking For A New Story

Looking For A New Story

The Sea of Faith Network is an association of people who have a common interest in exploring religious thought and expression from a non-dogmatic and human-oriented standpoint.   This year's Conference will be held at Lindisfarne College in Hastings from October 4 to 6, 2013.  Members and non-members are welcome to enrol.

Sea of Faith has chosen as this year's theme "Tell Me The New, New Story" as a comment on the 1866 hymn, "Tell Me The Old, Old Story".  SoF recognises that times change and that our forms of religious expression must also change to help people keep in touch with a rapidly changing world.  Organisations that cannot adapt to the corrosive forces of modernity usually die.

In addition to the prominent New Zealand theologian, Sir Lloyd Geering, three speakers from Australia will add their recommendations: Dr. Rachel Kohn, a prominent broadcaster on religious matters; Dr Nigel Leaves, a minister of religion and an academic; and Winton Higgins who offers suggestions to a nation in which Christianity is fading by tracing changes in Buddhism which are producing a set of secular Buddhist practices.

Full details, including an enrolment form, are available on the website www.sof.org.nz

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