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The Heart of Anabaptism

Seven webinars in 2015-16

The 2015-16 webinars organized by the Centre for Anabaptist Studies will explore the 7 core convictions of the UK Anabaptist Network, which summarize the heart of Anabaptism and its contemporary significance. They are also at the heart of the book The Naked Anabaptist. The one-hour webinars are free of charge and do not require advance registration.

Seven people from different contexts (the UK, South Africa, Australia and North America) will reflect on these convictions, critique them and ask how they work out in practice.

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Thursday, February 11th: Spirituality and Economics

1:30 pm CST / 2:30 pm EST

Core Conviction #6: "Spirituality and economics are inter-connected. In an individualist and consumerist culture and a world where economic injustice is rife, we are committed to finding ways of living simply, sharing generously, caring for creation and working for justice."

Joanna Frew

Joanna (Jo) Frew lives and works in a house of hospitality that she and her partner run for destitute asylum seekers.

For many years, she worked with the SPEAK Network on social justice campaigns and is now active in non-violent direct action on the arms fair and Trident renewal.

Jo has a Ph.D. in the history of the British Empire in India.

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Thursday, March 31: Jesus and God’s Revelation

1:30 pm CST / 2:30 pm EST

Core Conviction #2: "Jesus is the focal point of God’s revelation. We are committed to a Jesus-centered approach to the Bible, and to the community of faith as the primary context in which we read the Bible and discern and apply its implications for discipleship."

Rev. Dr. Dennis Edwards

Rev. Dr. Dennis Edwards is the senior pastor of Sanctuary Covenant Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

He is an Anabaptist scholar and practitioner, a pioneer of racial reconciliation, multi-ethnic ministry, and an urban church planter.

He planted two urban, multi-ethnic churches—one in Brooklyn NY and one in Washington D.C.

Before his call to pastoral ministry, Dennis taught high school science and math.

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Thursday, April 28th: Peace, the Heart of the Gospel

1:30 pm CST / 2:30 pm EST

Core Conviction #7: "Peace is at the heart of the gospel. As followers of Jesus in a divided and violent world, we are committed to finding non-violent alternatives and to learning how to make peace between individuals, within and among churches, in society and between nations."

Mark and Mary Hurst

Mark and Mary Hurst are pastors of Avalon Baptist Peace Memorial Church and pastoral workers for the Anabaptist Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ).

Together they have led peacemaking workshops and been involved in peace activism since the late 1970’s.

Both are graduates of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary with degrees in Peace Studies (Mark) and Christian Formation.

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Webinars sponsored by the Anabaptist Network, UK, the Centre for Anabaptist (Bristol Baptist College), Church of the Brethren, and Mennonite Trust.


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