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Alan Kreider

Alan Kreider, one of the founders of the Anabaptist Network, died at home on 8 May 2017 after a short illness. He and Eleanor were Mennonite mission workers in England for thirty years until 2000 and were directors of the London Mennonite Centre for much of this time. A memorial service was held on 16 May at Prairie Street Mennonite Church in Elkhart. A podcast of this service is available on the church website.

Urban Expression seeks new team members

Urban Expression, a member of the Anabaptist Network of Organisations, is looking for people willing to move into urban communities to join their teams. Those who join will continue with their careers or find local jobs, and will commit to stay for at least three years in the local neighbourhood.

Church and Peace 2017

This day of reflection and discussion will look at how we can be true to our vocation as peace churches in a world where we can feel that our message is not being heard and is regarded as impractical.

How can we lead faithful lives when all around us we see violence and conflict?
How can we encourage and support one another to link belief and practice, to
bring the biblical call to nonviolence from the margins to the centre of the
churches, and how can Church and Peace help us in this?

In the morning session we will hear from:
Sue Claydon (Anglican Pacifist Fellowship)

Alan Kreider Legacy Fund

At the London thanksgiving service for the life of Alan Kreider, the proposal was made to establish a legacy fund in his name. Responses then and since have indicated considerable support for this idea and have highlighted two purposes to which funds raised might be committed:

• Support for students undertaking research into Early Church history or Anabaptism – two subject areas of great interest to Alan.
• Resources to facilitate exchange visits between Anabaptists and Mennonites across the world – in memory of Alan’s global influence and friends in many nations.

New Anabaptist Group in Kent

A number of people in East Kent are planning to form a new Anabaptist study group in the autumn. Stuart & Sian Murray Williams are hosting an initial meeting in Canterbury on 28 July to talk about how, when and where the group will operate. For an invitation or to find out more, please contact stuart@murraywilliams.co.uk

Is Religion Costing Us The Earth? POSTPONED

Unfortunately due to disappointing ticket sales, we are going to have to postpone this conference until later in the year or next year. Both Green Christian and the Anabaptist Network are committed to engaging with questions and challenges around environmental issues that we face. We are keen to forge stronger links between our networks and we hope to continue to find ways of doing this in the future. We will inform you of the new date and location in due course. Watch this space!

Saturday 3 June, Warwick Road URC, Coventry, 10.30 - 4.30

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