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Reverend George MacLeod, founder of the Iona Community
Reverend George MacLeod, founder of the Iona Community

Press Release - 04 November 2005

Free lecture: Voices from the edge - spirituality and justice

Local people will have the opportunity to hear Reverend Kathy Galloway, Leader of the Iona Community, speak about the community’s work for international justice and peace. The talk will take place at the University of Bath in Swindon on Wednesday 9 November.

In her lecture, held in association with Swindon Churches Together, Kathy will speak from the perspective of her community on the challenges and struggles that face those who ‘hunger and thirst for justice’.

“We have had a long-standing commitment to anti-poverty work and have been very involved in the Make Poverty History campaign,” said Kathy. “I will be thinking about what it is that helps campaigners keep on going. What kind of spirituality and practice is needed to sustain the spiritual and political calling involved?”

Kathy is well-known for her written and spoken contributions on spirituality and for her published poetry. Her lecture will incorporate song and poetry.

The Iona Community, a Scottish-based Christian community was founded in 1938 by the Reverend George MacLeod in Glasgow. It is an ecumenical community of men and women from different walks of life and different traditions in the Christian church, its members share a common rule. It is now an international organisation with friends all over the world.

Admission to the talk is free, and people can just turn up on the evening. Free parking available in the West Car Park. All lectures run from 5.30pm until 6.30pm in the Main Hall on the Oakfield Campus, Marlowe Avenue.


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