Events

June 2020: Origin and Beyond
An online event to discuss current affairs and incubate ideas for the future.

Join us in our work towards social change!

June Series 2020

 

June Series 2020: Origins and Beyond

Sunday 14th June 2020, 11 am — 12:30 pm
Clement Segun Akran
 
A virtual Conference to issues on current affairs with a view to incubating ideas that can shape the future

June Series has been running for 6years with each year having a seminal theme. Amidst the COVID pandemic, the global recession, the horrible murder of George Floyd by law enforcement officers, and the great spirit of solidarity from people across the world against such injustice; it is fair to say that humanity is feeling the birth pangs of a new dawn. To this end, this year’s conference focuses on these challenges from a philosophical perspective with a view to providing you with the thinking space to enable you to shape your future. In collaboration with Hopin we have curated a remarkable virtual experience which includes a lecture, Q and A session and networking opportunities.

Schedule:

Virtual Networking: (11 am — 11:15 am)

Welcome and Talk: Clement Akran (11:15 am — 11:45 am)

Q & A session with Panel of Experts: (11:45 am — 12:15 pm)

  • Peter Joyce, MA (Lay Chaplain, Canterbury Christchurch University, academic interest in Excluded Congregations)
  • Idorenyin Etokakpan, MSc (Academic and Management Consultant at Eight-Oaks Consulting UK)
  • Dr Larry Jones-Esan (Educationist, Lecturer and Founder of London Academy Business School)

Closing remarks and future events: Clement Akran (12:15 pm — 12:30 pm)

We have free and priced tickets for $5. Both tickets give you access to the public lecture, Q and A session, and networking opportunities. Unlike the free tickets, proceeds from the sales of priced tickets will help towards the overheads of this event and resources for the development of future events.

Spaces are limited, so use this link to pick up your tickets: https://hopin.to/events/origins-and-beyond

We are in for a truly great time! See you on June 14th.


The model of delivery has changed owing to funding constraints and changes in the way we learn and share as a result of technological advancement.
 
The focus is currently on daily signposts to news articles, events, blogs, motivational and inspirational feeds to social media subscribers. There is also a TED-Ed programme in public speaking for young people (13 – 18 years old) over the summer holidays.
 
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JuneSeries 2018: Inside Out

Sunday 9th June: Operative Narratives

Sunday 16th June: Transformation within, without, and over

Sunday 23rd June: Q & A, networking and music

3pm – 5pm

St John’s Hall

Church Road

Sidcup DA14 6BX

 

JuneSeries 2017: Reconciliation  

“The truth of human freedom lies in the love that breaks down barriers” – Jurgen Moltmann

What do our mobile phones, video games, computers and other electronic devices have to do with war, poverty and displacement of millions of Congolese?

When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers is an ancient proverb of the Kikuyu people, a tribal group in Kenya, Africa. It is true today as when the words were first spoken thousands of years ago. In essence it means that when powerful institutions fight, it is those lower in the social class that suffer most. Fittingly, it is the title of the award-winning documentary film: When Elephants Fight. This 90mins film spotlights the complicity of multinational corporations and corrupt politicians in the illicit trade of conflict minerals in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which threatens human rights and perpetuates the deadliest conflict since WWII.

We will be showing this film on Sunday, June 11th 2017. After the film we will have a break for refreshment and networking, then reconvene for a panel discussion on issues relating to the documentary as it affects local families especially those from the BAME communities. Questions and contributions will be taken from the audience, and we will close with a call to action by signing a petition aimed at raising the DRC out of 20 years of war, and 130 years of exploitation and underdevelopment.

3 Sundays in June!

 4th, 11th & 18th

3pm – 5pm

St John’s Hall

Church Road

Sidcup DA14 6BX

 

JuneSeries2016: Freedom! 

3 days: Sunday June 5th, 12th & 19th

3pm – 5pm

The English Room, Bexleyheath Academy,

DA6 7DA

Guest Speaker on Sunday, June 5th is Stuart Windsor

Stuart became a Christian in Northern Ireland while serving in the RAF in the 1960s.

Stuart was Christian Solidarity Worldwide’s (CSW) National Director for 19 years and is now CSW’s Special Ambassador.

Stuart has travelled extensively to countries where Christians and others suffer persecution for their religious beliefs. He has carried out briefings in the US Congress and Senate, given evidence in hearings at the United Nations High Commission for Refugees and has spoken at the European and UK parliaments.

In recent years, his work has involved securing the safety of several Christian families from a number of countries who had to leave their homes because of their faith. Very recently he briefed the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on North Korea.

Stuart is the author of God’s Adventurer, an exciting and moving account of his work with persecuted Christians.

In reference to this year’s theme, Jurgen Moltmann (Writer and Theologian) once said, “the truth of human freedom lies in the love that breaks down barriers”

map of bexleyheath
Bexleyheath Academy

Bexleyheath Academy is only 5 minutes from Bexleyheath Shopping Centre and the Bus Garage, and 10 minutes from Bexleyheath Train Station. There are free parking spaces and entry to the building from Goals (next to Asda), and in front of the school on weekends.

Programme:
2:30 – 3:00 Registration, viewing of pictures from the mission to Liberia & Networking opportunity

3:00 – 3:15 Welcome & Prayers

3:15 – 3:30 Update on my mission to Liberia and findings from my research

3:30 – 4:30 Lecture and Ministration by Stuart Windsor

4:30 – 4:45 Question & Answer session with Stuart Windsor

4:45 – 5:00 Giving and Vote of thanks

 


June Series 2015: church reloaded! 

In June will be hosting strategic events. Delivery might take the shape of a drama presentation, dance, music, poetry, seminars, lectures, interviews, debates or workshops.

  • Sunday 7th June, 6pm – 7:30pm: the church and the next generation 
  • Sunday 14th June, 3pm – 6pm: the church and social justice in collaboration with Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW)
  • Sunday 21st June, 6pm – 7:30pm: the church and the media

Sunday 5th July 2015: 1st Anniversary celebration

  • Time:  (6:00-7:30) pm
  • The Art Centre, Drama Room, Bexleyheath Academy, Woolwich Rd, Bexleyheath, Kent DA6 7DA  (Free parking in front of the school and adjacent streets)

We will be honoured to have you with us as we offer thanksgiving to God for His goodness, and for His wonderful works!

Some light refreshment will be provided after the meeting, courtesy; Eva & Chloe’s Foods


Sunday 30th August 2015: Women’s Conference, Take A Stand 2015 

How can women maximise their impact in today’s world?

During the course of this event, we will explore:

  • the key opportunities and challenges facing women
  • how we can respond effectively as women
  • how we can amplify our impact?

There will be free refreshments, networking opportunities, thanksgiving, praise and worship.

Time:  (3:00 – 5:00) pm

The English Room, Ground Floor, Bexleyheath Academy, Woolwich Rd, Bexleyheath, Kent DA6 7DA (free parking at the rear gate of the school)