In partnership with other organisations, including Bristol Baptist College, BMS World Mission, The Anabaptist Network and Urban Life, we are pleased to be able to provide a range of informative web seminars on different topics.

To access these webinars: http://www.brethren.org/webcasts/.
There will be a link box to click on, posted at the bottom of the webinar description, that will direct you to the webinar room.

The final webinar in the current Crucible series is taking place in July. Put it in your diary now, so you don’t miss it!

The art of resilience: nurturing practices for flourishing
Tuesday 20 July, 7.30pm

In our lives and in our local communities (not to mention the wider world) we can easily be overwhelmed by the scale of the social, economic and environmental changes that face us. How do we build resilience as individuals and families? How do we develop and nurture resilience in our communities? We will consider how to understand some of the challenges that we face, and what we can do to nurture personal and community resilience and thriving

Alex Ellish has been part of Urban Expression teams since 2009, first in Tower Hamlets and now living with her family on an outer-city housing estate in East London.

Alexandra helps to co-ordinate Urban Expression, and also works with the Mennonite Trust and Anabaptist Network as a development worker. Alexandra’s work is mainly concerned with engaging younger adults and activists who are interested in following Jesus in a peace-making tradition, and building closer relationships with organisations that are committed to non-violence and social justice.

Previous webinars can be accessed below.

Crucible Course:

Post-Everything? – Stuart Murray Williams

Augmented Margins – Juliet Kilpin

What have the children ever done for us? – Sara Barron

The Virtual Life – Simon Jay

Urban Life:

Experiencing Gentrification in the East End of London with Squatters and Anarchist Communities – Rob Schellert

Telling the Truth and Shaming the Devil: A Postcolonial Take on Urban Mission in the 21st Century – Anthony Reddie

Researching Neighbourhoods: Practical Tools for a Prophetic Community – Mike Pears

Engaging with Power – Mike Pears

‘Just Friendship’ – Andrew Grinnell

Looking for Transformation – Anna Ruddick – nee Thompson

How not to fix people (including yourself)  – Ben Payne

Forming a Christian community in the midst of our struggle for good mental health:  Reflections from The Geoff Ashcroft Community – Phil Warburton

Convening Conversations with Muslim Women – Jan Pike

The Practical Struggles Faced By Asylum Seekers and How the Christian Community Can Respond. – Rachel Bee

Anabaptist Network:

‘The Heart of Anabaptism’, exploring the 7 core convictions of the Anabaptist Network

 Joshua Searle

 Alex Ellish

 Andrew Suderman

 Juliet Kilpin

 Jo Frew

Further information about the webinars can be found at www.brethren.org/webcasts, and webinars on other subjects can be found at www.brethren.org/webcasts/archive.html

Copies of The Naked Anabaptist, in which the seven core convictions are explored, can be purchased at the reduced price of £8.00 (postage and packing included in the UK). Order from [email protected]