29 Oct 2008

WHEN CORRUPTION APPEARS: REFLECTIONS THROUGH THE QUR' AN

FASAD - WHEN CORRUPTION APPEARS: REFLECTIONS THROUGH THE QUR' AN

Date: Sunday 9th November 2008
Time: 2.15pm to 4.45pm
Venue: London Mennonite Centre (Just off Archway Road), 14 Shepherds Hill, London, N6 5AQ. Nearest Tube: Highgate (Northern line): 5 mins walk: (Take the Archway Road exit). Map: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&q=+N6+5AQ&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&resnum=1&ct=title

At this month's forum, we will reflect on the following verse from the Qur' an:

'Corruption has appeared in the land and the sea on account of what the hands of men have wrought, that He may make them taste a part of that which they have done, so that they may return.' (Qur' an: 30:41).

We will consider, for instance, what forms such 'corruption' might take 'in the land and the sea' as referred to in the verse. Our discussions will include both potential 'environmental' interpretations, as well as those that may not be considered as such. In addition, we will ask ourselves what it means 'to return', reflecting on this with respect to both an inner and outer process, and whether outwardly this can be expressed in only one, or in numerous possible ways. Please bring copy of the Qur' an (with translation +/- commentary) if you have one.

We will also hear feedback from the main Fast for the Planet event (and consider realistic ways to develop the process), as well as a Faith and Climate gathering in Liverpool, organised by Faiths4Change and where LINE was represented. Also, although LINE was not formally represented at a recent gathering at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) in Aldermaston, we will hear feedback from anyone who did attend.

No charge and open to all. Donations welcome.

Website: http://www.lineonweb.org.uk; Tel: 0845 456 3960 (local rate)

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