The Theology of Community


This is the title of Rowland Howarth’s talk at the next meeting of the Suffolk Theology Forum.

On: Thursday 7th November AT 2:00 PM. Refreshments from 1.30pm.

At: Co-op Education Centre

Pedestrian entrance:11 Fore Street, Ipswich IP4 1JW – within walking distance from bus & train stations.

Car park entrance on Waterworks Street. SatNav –  IP4 1JG. The car park is free.

Rowland will be looking at the notion that religion has to be primarily communal, not individual. He will be looking at the O and NT, attempting to draw out threads of the idea of connectedness, trust, mutual-responsibility and accountability. In part, this will draw from his experience of living and working in the l’Arche community.

L’Arche is an international movement of communities where people with different kinds of disabilities live, work, laugh, cry, fight, play, eat and pray together. Those needing more support are called core members and they become “the teachers of love and the healers of their assistants. They help the assistants to grow to greater maturity; they lead the way into a deepened vision of Christianity, a way of unity and love.”

Roland describes himself as a carer, dad, son, lay minister, musician, poet, artist and child of God, living and working at Cornerstone, l’Arche in Ipswich.

Entry £5 a meeting.  Free to student card holders.  Open to all. No need to book.

Queries:  Vanda Broughton, Forum Secretary   01728 748280   [email protected]

website:  “Exploring Christian theological issues in an open, non-partisan way”