Brexit, Borders and the Book of Ruth – session 1

Events

Belfast Cathedral invites the public, politicians, business people, students and anyone with an interest in public theology to a series of five lunchtime events focused on Brexit during Lent.

Wednesdays in Lent is a collaboration between the Cathedral and the Corrymeela Community. The programme is entitled ‘Theology in the City – Brexit, Borders and the Book of Ruth.’

Beginning on March 13, and continuing on March 20 and 27 and April 3 and 10, each session will run from 12 noon until 2.30pm and will include a short service of Holy Communion, lunch, and a talk which will be followed by discussion.

This series is facilitated by Glenn Jordan from Corrymeela

Today's session is as follows:

Ruth and the Law

The biblical book of Ruth concludes with an obscure legal procedure which extends the full protections of the Hebrew law to the foreigner Ruth, and it does it in response to the kindness of this stranger. In this gathering we will look at the liturgical setting of the book in Jewish tradition and in turn the importance of kindness in the Brexit debate.

 

Belfast Cathedral Wednesday 13th Mar 2019 12:00 - 14:30