ESC-FORUMS

SUNDAY FORUMS SERIES – 2017&2018

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Weekly Forums at ELCG – after worship, in the Sanctuary – 12:45 to 13:30

Our congregation is full of people doing meaningful work, living out our common calling to be witnesses to God’s justice, peace, and love in an incredible variety of ways. Starting  fall 2017  we had the opportunity to hear from several members, presenting briefly on topics they are currently engaged with.
Access to FORUM recordings:  click titles on this page, or on the images below.

24 September 2017:  Forum(1)
Water for Life: Churches Becoming Blue Communities — Dinesh Suna

1 October 2017 Forum(2)
Faith & Sexuality: LGBTI Rights & Jesus — André Du Plessis

8 October 2017 Forum(3)
A Burger with Kim Jong-un? Ecumenical Engagement with North Korea for Dialogue and Peaceful Coexistence on the Korean Peninsula — Peter Prove

15 October 2017 Forum(4)
Unity in Diversity: Living in the Pluralistic Society of Indonesia — Ester Widiasih

22 October 2017 Forum(5)
Living Religious Diversity:
 9 Propositions of the Geneva Interreligious Platform — 
Simone Sinn

29 October 2017 Forum(6)
Where Is God When We Most Need Him?
 My Story During the 1994 Rwandan Genocide Against Tutsis — Julienne Munyaneza

5 November Forum(7)
In God’s Name? Religion, Violence and the Call to Peacemaking — Peniel Rajkumar

(12 November   ELCG Harvest Festival – No forum this week)

19 November 2017 Forum(8)
What Do Nuclear Weapons Teach Us About Faith? What Does Faith Teach Us About Nuclear Weapons? — Jonathan Frerichs

3 December 2017 Forum(10)
Overcoming Inequities in Our World Today Through Global Solidarity: The Experience of the AIDS Movement and the Global Fund — Christoph Benn


 26 November – Forum(9) – postponed until 22 April 2018
Walking Her-Stories: North-East Nigerian Women’s Resilience Amidst the Politicization of
Religion and Violence – A Feminist Ethical Perspective — Fulata Moyo

11 February 2018 – Forum(11)
Our Church Building – renovation options — Members of the building committee.

11 March 2018 – Forum(12)
Potential 2nd worship – viability. — Terry MacArthur and Andy Willis

27 May 2018 – Forum(13)
Presentation of the new website for ESC — Communications and web design team

17 June 2018 – Forum(14)
Embracing ministry with children as a whole congregation.  Andy Willis and Sunday school teachers.

ESC-Forum(1)

Weekly Forums at ELCG – after worship, in the Sanctuary – 12:45 to 13:30 Forum(1): 24 September Water for Life: Churches Becoming Blue Communities Dinesh Suna

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ESC-Forum(2)

Weekly Forums at ELCG – after worship, in the Sanctuary – 12:45 to 13:30 1 October Faith & Sexuality: LGBTI Rights & Jesus André Du Plessis   

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ESC-Forum(3)

Weekly Forums at ELCG – after worship, in the Sanctuary – 12:45 to 13:30 8 October A Burger with Kim Jong-un? Ecumenical Engagement with North Korea

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ESC-Forum(4)

Weekly Forums at ELCG – after worship, in the Sanctuary – 12:45 to 13:30 15 October Unity in Diversity:   Living in the Pluralistic Society of Indonesia Ester Widiasih

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ESC-Forum(5)

Weekly Forums at ELCG – after worship, in the Sanctuary – 12:45 to 13:30 22 October Living Religious Diversity:
 9 Propositions of the Geneva Interreligious Platform 
Simone Sinn

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ESC-Forum(6)

Weekly Forums at ELCG – after worship, in the Sanctuary – 12:45 to 13:30 29 October Where Is God When We Most Need Him?
 My Story During the 1994 Rwandan Genocide Against Tutsis Julienne Munyaneza Publisher website:

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ESC-Forum(7)

Weekly Forums at ELCG – after worship, in the Sanctuary – 12:45 to 13:30 5 November In God’s Name? Religion, Violence and the Call to Peacemaking Peniel Rajkumar

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ESC-Forum(8)

Weekly Forums at ELCG – after worship, in the Sanctuary – 12:45 to 13:30 19 November What Do Nuclear Weapons Teach Us About Faith? What Does Faith Teach Us About Nuclear Weapons? Jonathan Frerichs

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ESC-Forum(10)

Weekly Forums at ELCG – after worship, in the Sanctuary – 12:45 to 13:30 3 December Overcoming Inequities in Our World Today Through Global Solidarity: The Experience of the AIDS Movement and the Global Fund Christoph Benn

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Our Church Building (Forum 11)

December 2017 Assembly of the ESC , Friedrich Lohmann presented a short overview of potential building renovations. February 2018, ESC ran a Forum dedicated to the project – Dave Lyon, Pia Hannewald, Tom Taylor, Friedrich Lohmann.

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ESC-Forum9 (postponed to Apr2018)

Weekly Forums at ELCG – after worship, in the Sanctuary – 12:45 to 13:30 26 November  (This Forum was postponed from Nov2017 until 22nd April 2018): Walking Her-Stories: North-East Nigerian Women’s Resilience Amidst the Politicization of Religion and Violence – A Feminist Ethical Perspective Fulata Moyo

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ESC-FORUM(12) – 2nd worship?

Sunday 11th March 2018 – after worship FORUM on the possibility of a second worship service (Sunday evening for example). Introduction by Terry and Andy: Feedback from the three discussion groups:

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ESC-FORUM(13)

During the general annual congregational assembly, we introduced the new website – showing a bit of the ESC web history (see video), explaining why we are changing,  what can be expected – and please start to use it, and give feedback via the “contact” form of the site.

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ESC-Forum(14)

Forum Sunday, 17 June2018   (return to main site) Forum on Children’s Ministry After Worship The number of children in our congregation has been growing in recent years, and on any given Sunday, we now have up to 30 kids in worship and Sunday school

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