Thursday, 4 October 2012

Centre launches with 'First Supper'

You've heard of the Last Supper. How about the First one? The new Centre for Living Christianity (CLiC for short) based in Edinburgh is holding a 'First Supper' at Henderson's Cafe at St John's Church (on the corner of Princes Street and Lothian Road) to mark the launch of its new venture.

There will be food and refreshments, plus an opportunity to hear about the vision and plans for the new initiative, which describes itself as “exploring faith at the crossroads.”

The Centre for Living Christianity aims to take traditional faith very seriously, but in an open and engaging way that recognises the fears and doubts many people have about “organised religion” and unthinking dogmatism. “CLiC is for those interested in exploring how to live out Christianity in the modern world, in a way which is thoughtful and faithful,” says the Rev Donald Reid. “It is about how to understand Christianity from the margins of a society which is both diversely spiritual and secular.”

Exploring Anabaptism in Scotland aims to be involved in this new venture, which will establish learning events for those within the churches, those on the margins and those exploring from the outside. Its style aims to be thoughtful but open and informal.

has been founded by a range of organisations, including Edinburgh City Centre Churches Together, the religion and society think-tank Ekklesia, the Cornerstone Bookshop, and the Episcopal Diocese of Edinburgh’s Adventures in Faith programme, alongside St John’s Church where its main base will be.

The full CLiC programme can be viewed and downloaded on the Centre’s new website.

The ‘First Supper’ at 7pm on Sunday 7 October is open to all. There will be a charge of £5 to help cover costs. Those planning to attend are asked to drop a note to:

You can find out more here.

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