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.
The event is free although any donations to help defray the cost of heating, tea and coffee etc. would be most welcome. We do have limited seating and ask that you book through Eventbrite. Click on the green tickets button above and to the right.
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We anticipate that the talk will be well attended. Parking may be an issue. It would be kind if you are able to use the nearby St Clare’s car park so as to leave space in the Xaverian Centre car park for those with mobility problems. St Claire’s car park is 0.2 mile or 4 minutes walk from the Centre.Love needs to be organised v2