EKKLESIA IS PLEASED to be partnering with Luath Press for an online event  on Thursday 3 June 2021, at 7.30pm, looking at the personal, interpersonal and collective resources we need to survive and thrive in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tickets (which are free) can be booked here.

Chaired by Ekklesia director Simon Barrow, the panel features Alison Phipps (UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts at the University of Glasgow, and an activist for social justice); Alastair McIntosh (writer, academic and activist with interest that includes land reform, community ownership and action on climate justice); Catherine Shea (psychotherapist and accredited Cognitive Analytic Therapist with specialist training in trauma work), and Gerry Hassan (writer, commentator and research fellow in contemporary history at Dundee University).

The challenge of COVID-19 opens up huge opportunities to change society for the better. But what resources do we have (or need to develop) to make that possible personally and inter-personally, as well as politically and culturally?

This is the latest discussion arising from the book Scotland After the Virus, edited by Simon Barrow with Gerry Hassan – though the issues it touches upon extend well beyond any single country.

The event, which will include a Q&A session, will look at different aspects of spirituality, psychology and belief – both religious and non-religious. How can we be part of a larger story, in Scotland and well beyond, about human connection and transformation?

* Book your free ticket here.