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June Issue #46.2

ILSConnect

Keeping us all connected with what's happening at the ILSC and around London! 

Online
11 June 4.30pm

Afternoon 'Hi' Tea

We missed everyone last week and are really looking forward to seeing everyone again this afternoon! JOin us for a timeto reconnect and catch up on the past few weeks (and maybe think about what we can do together in the summer weeks ahead!). Zoom meeting details are:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84280503911?pwd=bHJDZlV2QW9mbXc1WnVKTmRKNDU2UT09

Meeting ID: 842 8050 3911
Passcode: 992267

Zoom Link for Afternoon 'Hi' Tea

ILSC - Online
June

ILSC Book Club

June's book is Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris. His recent move to Paris from New York inspired these hilarious essays, including 'Me Talk Pretty One Day', about his attempts to learn French from a sadistic teacher who declares that 'every day spent with you is like having a caesarean section'. His family is another inspiration. 'You Can't Kill the Rooster' is a portrait of his brother, who talks incessant hip-hop slang to his bewildered father. And no one hones a finer fury in response to such modern annoyances as restaurant meals presented in ludicrous towers of food and cashiers with six-inch fingernails. We'll meet on Tuesday 6 July to share our thoughts!
Future reads:
July/August: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
Sept: The New Odyssey: The Story of Europe's Refugee Crisis by Patrick Kingsley

Online - Zoom
Mondays at 8.30pm

Cause for Pause

You are welcome to join this weekly space hosted by Pastor Sarah with Mansfield College, Oxford. This is a reflective online space to come together using words, music and silence across traditions. Nothing is expected of attendees - everyone is invited to come together and just 'be' in this shared space.

Zoom link for Cause for Pause

Online - Zoom
16 June 5.30pm

Refugee Week: An Audience with Bishop Munib Younan and Bishop Tor Jorgensen at Mansfield College

Bishop Munib Younan shares his own experience as a Palestinian refugee alongside his work as former president of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and Bishop in Jordan and the Holy Land encouraging communities and leaders around the world to embrace those seeking sanctuary. He will also speak to the work he Initiated with the UNCHR, the interfaith document “Welcoming the Stranger: Affirmations for Faith Leaders”. Bishop Tor B Jørgensen is the Bishop of the Lutheran Church in Great Britain and the Chair of the Council of Lutheran Churches. Based in Norway, he has been active in social justice issues throughout his career and will share his experiences of standing in solidarity with those seeking sanctuary in what promises be a thought-provoking and inspiring conversation.
Register for the talk here

ILSC Daytrip!
Afternoon Sunday 27 June

Walk in Happy Valley & Pub Dinner

We had a great walk last Sunday amongst the bluebells (and rain!) of Banstead Woods. We had so much fun we're going to do it again but this time in Happy Valley (yes, it is a real place - there's even photographic evidence above!). We'll go for a gentle stroll through Farthing Wood and Happy Valley followed by dinner at the local pub (on us)! If you are interested, please get in touch!
Afternoon Walk in Happy Valley 27 June

All over the world!
14-20 June

Refugee Week

Refugee Week is a UK-wide festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary. Founded in 1998 and held every year around World Refugee Day on the 20 June, Refugee Week is a platform for people who have sought safety in the UK to share their experiences, perspectives and creative work on their own terms.
Refugee Week Events

From wherever you are

Feeling a bit ...?

Many of us are feeling a bit weary and fed-up at the moment and may just need some space to talk. If you're feeling a bit down or anxious or sad or on edge or a bit lost in the midst of everything going on around you - remember that the chaplain is here to provide support for you. Feel free to get in touch over the phone or email if you'd like to schedule a time to talk.
Contact the chaplain
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