7:30pm 10th December “Love Needs to be Organised” – A talk by John Battle

On Monday we have an evening discussion with John Battle MP.  You may know John from his articles which have often been featured in The Tablet.

John Battle, a former MP, is a member of Leeds Citizens and the Chair of the Leeds Diocesan Justice and Peace Commission is coming to speak on the theme “Love Needs to be Organised”.

The talk will be introduced by Bishop Paul Swarbrick and followed by a group discussion and questions.

The title of the talk is taken from a line in Pope Benedict’s First Encyclical “Deus Caritas Est”. John believes that we need to do things, to change things for the better and that requires that we get organised. Referencing the relationship between prayer and action. He will draw analogies from the ruins of Kirkstall, a Cistercian Abbey near Leeds and Armley Remand Prison following Thomas Merton’s theme of the relationship between contemplation and action.

This will be a good evening.  Click here for more details.