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Trusting In God: Embracing Freedom with Denis Gleeson cfc
1st May 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm€5
Tuesday, 1 & 8 May 2018 | 10.30 am – 12 noon | Cost: €5 per session | Minimum number: 10| Booking essential.
We all have questions and it is a good thing to have questions about God and religion. Here are a few examples: What kind of God do I believe in? Why does God allow suffering? Is science the new religion? How can we make sense of the Bible? How can we understand Jesus? What was his Good News and is it still Good News? Does Christianity make sense today? Have we anything to pass on to our children?
It is important to struggle with these questions because how we respond to them will shape our lives, one way or another. How we live life, mirrors what we understand to be the meaning and purpose of life – if we do understand it to have a meaning and purpose that is worth transmitting to the next generation!
These days of reflection, then, offer a rare opportunity to ponder some of the questions that matter and to adjust and fine-tune our perspective on them. The days will offer a gentle, conversational and contemporary look at God, science, religion, Church and morality. They will also be lighted-hearted and fun.
The facilitator for these days is Denis Gleeson, a Christian Brother and former teacher of religious education. He was also a school principal and a director of the Edmund Rice Schools Trust Northern Ireland. He now works as a spiritual director and retreat facilitator. Denis has qualifications in education, theology, spirituality and counselling.