Iona Lecture 2022: Friday 10th June

In association with ColumbaFest:

Iona Lecture 2022 “These Stones Will Shout Aloud: gathering global voices on themes of climate justice, hospitality, faith and the integration of the whole of life.”

Friday 10th June 2022, 16:00 – 17:30, Glasgow University Chapel, and online (see below for booking details).

This lecture will start a weekend of activities including the Iona Community AGM, Saturday 11th June (09:30 – 11:00) and ColumbaFest, Saturday 11th June, 11:00 onwards.

We are delighted to be joined for this inaugural Iona Lecture by Alison Phipps, UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Language and the Arts, Tawona Sitholé, Gameli Tordzro, Naa Densua Tordzro, Hyab Yohannes and Hannah Thomas.

Through this annual lecture the Iona Community brings to public notice the voices of people from across the globe who connect faith with action. This reflects our conviction that ‘the radical, inclusive community we seek must be embodied in the community we practice.’

You can find out more about our work and witness, and join the Iona Community, here.

Alison Phipps is a Member of the Iona Community, Professor of Languages and Intercultural Studies, and UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts (RILA) at the University of Glasgow. Alison works closely with colleagues from the global south regularly bringing a multitude of voices together on issues of key concern and weaving in the arts in all ways, weaving theological and spiritual threads through the programme.

Of the UNESCO chair Alison says: ‘We hold the bowl of tears and expand the space for joy’. For her this is a deeply theological offering, inviting grief, loss, praise, lamentation, hospitality, fostership (what happens beyond hospitality), life-in-its-fullness.

Donations Welcome
This event is free of charge. You may, however, like to make a donation to the Iona Community and/or to the Scottish Refugee Council. Thank you for your support!

To book
There are two ways to join in with this event:
Either …
1) Join our live-stream – register here and you will be notified of the livestream log in details nearer the time. Or …
2) Join us in-person at Glasgow University Chapel – register through Eventbrite here.

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