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15 August 2008

Red letters 08

Hi friend, you may have heard that we are intending to do another Red Letter Voices later in the year (November 21-22). Like last year that will mean a Friday night and all day Saturday. This year we want to explore the practice of fighting for others. For example:

  • how does one fight for others at a political level (Kim Workman, NZ Director of Prison Fellowship),
  • how does one fight for indigenous people (Jon Owen, Urban Neighbors of Hope Chapter Leader, Sydney Australia),
  • how does one fight for global justice (Justin Duckworth, a Founder & Leader of Urban Vision, Wellington ),
  • how does one fight for stigmatized women & children (Ruby Duncan, CEO Iosis, South Auckland ),
  • how does one fight for the disabled (Evan Clulee, Ministries Director of Christian Ministries with the Disabled),
  • how does one fight for peace (Adrian Leeson, who was one of the three arrested over their symbolic protest at the Waihopai spy base),
  • how does one fight for the gay community without compromise ( Mike Hercock from Sydney who recently got over 100 Pastors to rally for the gay community even though some of them could not condone the practice of homosexuality),
  • plus Musicians from both NZ & Australia whose music is a blend of God, us & the other.

The emphasis, as noted, will be on "how to…" rather than challenge. This will be an informative gathering. RLV will be sponsored by Alongsiders (Mick Duncan) and held at Carey Baptist College , Penrose, Auckland Friday 7.30-9.30, Saturday 9.30 – 4.30). There will be a conference fee of $50.00pp.

While women weep, as they do now, I'll fight; while children go hungry, as they do now I'll fight; while men go to prison, in and out, in and out, as they do now, I'll fight; while there is a drunkard left, while there is a poor lost girl upon the streets, while there remains one dark soul without the light of God, I'll fight, I'll fight to the very end!"

So, if you're keen to be at this gathering then flick me back an email: mick@michaelduncan.org


06 August 2008

Nooma Series

Westchurch now has the Nooma series of 20 short films (around 10mins ea) in DVD form dealing with issues we care about and often want to talk about with friends, from a Christian perspective. They're a brilliant resource for small group discussion.

You can find out more & pre-view at http://www.nooma.com/ . [Also see earlier blog]

Contact Blair 352 6778 if you would like to borrow any of the series.