Motivation – How good are my desires?

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Motivation is about why you do things and why you are living in the way you are. What are you interested in? Buying some new clothes? Supporting your sports team? Eating your favourite meal? Anticipating an exciting trip abroad? We each want many things. I imagine your individual list will fill several pages – music, … Continue reading Motivation – How good are my desires?

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Courage – How do I find it?

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I was in the theatre audience listening to a stand-up comic. We hadn’t gone to see him, he was just the warm up guy. He was telling filthy stories about people I greatly respected. I wanted to leave but I was hemmed in by those seated on my row and I knew if I stood … Continue reading Courage – How do I find it?

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Why is the Church declining – and is that a bad thing?

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Why is the Church declining … and is that a bad thing? Spring Workshop led by Phil Wood Thursday 27th Feb 2014 2pm – 4pm The Swedenborg Open Learning Centre, 25 Radcliffe New Road, Radcliffe, Manchester M26 1LE The title of one book says that UK church membership is a “nose dive”. Church attendance is … Continue reading Why is the Church declining – and is that a bad thing?

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Being One: Spiritual Gems Workshop

The Swedenborg Open Learning Centre 25 Radcliffe New Rd, Radcliffe, Manchester, M26 1LE phone 01617662521 0161 7662521 Thurs 20th March 2014 1pm – 4pm Being One Feeling at one is something we may yearn for – oneness within ourselves and with those around us. We may experience glimpses of this and numerous spiritual writers and … Continue reading Being One: Spiritual Gems Workshop

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Aid – Should charity begin at home?

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Controversially, a petition signed by 100,000 people has called for some re-allocation of the UK’s foreign aid budget to help compensate the victims of British floods and improve flood defences. The annual £11bn budget is aimed at alleviating poverty and helping crisis-hit areas around the world. Similarly, grumbling voices in the right-wing media have criticised … Continue reading Aid – Should charity begin at home?

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Gems Workshop: Soul Symbols in Nature

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Swedenborg Open Learning Centre, Thurs 20th February 2014 1pm – 4pm 25 Radcliffe New Road, Radcliffe, Manchester M26 1LE To see the world in a grain of sand, and to see heaven in a wild flower. William Blake Are you ever moved by the beauty of a flower or feel in awe of the grandeur … Continue reading Gems Workshop: Soul Symbols in Nature

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Violence: How to respond to it ethically?

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Throughout history human beings have been fighting, maiming and killing each other. If you wish to think about an ethical response to violence then the Viking invasion of Britain over 1000 years ago is as relevant a period in history as any for consideration. For their story is one of pillage and slaughter, destruction and … Continue reading Violence: How to respond to it ethically?

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