Multiple identities and mixed feelings – more or less Europe? (19 January 2012)

19 January 2012, 1730 -1900

Venue: The Tent at St Ethelburga’s, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG (5 mins walk from Bank and Liverpool St tube stations). Light refreshments will be served beforehand (for which contributions will be welcome on the spot).

A conversation to explore the seeming contradictions and the emotional language which surround the Euro and the Eurozone.

The debate in the UK about the Euro seems to be schizophrenic: we want the Eurozone to prosper – but we want nothing to do with it; we want more regulation of our banks – but not at the European level; we proclaim national sovereignty – but we want globalisation, or at any rate acknowledge its inevitability; we want to be at the table – but we walk away.

Please register your interest in attending this meeting by 14 January to WPCT Secretariat, wpctrust@gmail.com (134 Main Road, Long Hanborough OX29 8JY tel. 01993 881 366).

TRUSTING CONVERSATIONS @ ST ETHELBURGA’S

St Ethelburga Centre for Reconciliation and Peace is a Christian-led, independent charity built from the damage of an IRA bomb, which aims to encourage and enable people to practise reconciliation and peace-making in their communities and lives. (www.stethelburgas.org/)

The Wyndham Place Charlemagne Trust brings together people of different cultural, political and religious backgrounds to address European and world policy issues from the perspective of ethics and faith.

The Wyndham Place Charlemagne Trust and the St Ethelburga’s Centre together are planning a new series of off the record conversations on topical issues of concern at quarterly intervals during the year. The conversation will start with a short introduction and then will provide an opportunity for all participants to express views, raise difficult questions and put forward ideas and proposals. The conversations will be wide ranging and crosscutting, informative and suggestive. Participants will be invited from professionals in business, the media, the academy, religion and politics to provide the basis for a rich variety of perspectives and experience.

Dates in 2012

* Thursday 19 January

* Thursday 19 April

* Thursday 19 July

* Thursday 18 October

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