Future for Wales: Back to the Future – on the importance of history

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Future for Wales: Back to the Future – on the importance of history

The 2013 series of Theology Cafes is being configured around the Question: What Future do we want for Wales?  Much of what is audible in the political and media language is based on ‘key words’, like sustainability, environment and democracy.

The Theology Cafe is partnering with the Philosophy Cafe held at The Gate, to explore key words from a philosophical and theology perspective.

The first Cafe in the series is:

What Future for Wales?

Key Words: History AND Eschatology

Took place on Tuesday, 12 February at 8pm

Paul Hocking, Director of CICC, introduced the series and these first ‘Key Words’, and then facilitated table and plenary discussions .

As we consider ‘the future of Wales’, from a theological perspective, we recognise that the past is seminal to the future.  Our history is the seed ground for our future, and theologically we are called to ‘remember’ our story, and from whence we have come, as well as to grasp the power of the vision God reveals for us.  ‘Memory’ AND ‘Eschatology’ (study of future things) are key theological motifs, and will set out our canvas on which we will paint the up-coming key words and cafe discussions on the future of Wales.

Paul’s summary paper is available under Articles > Culture here.