On Saturday 13th Sept 2014, at St George’s Church
16:00 Seminar with Paul Oestreicher and Priya Basil: Lessons learned and still to be learned from 100 years of war.
Paul Oestreicher, cofounder of Amnesty International meets Priya Basil. Priya Basil cofounded Authors for Peace a platform from which authors can actively use literature in different ways to promote peace. Priya wrote The Obscure Logic of the Heart, in which as an atheist she examines sympathetically the nature of faith, as a pacifist she seeks to work out the motives of men who enable the illegal arms trade to flourish, as a hopeless romantic she creates a heroine who loves passionately but cannot simply follow her heart. Priya is a supporter of the Control Arms Campaign. She is keen to be a more active advocate in getting all nations of the world to sign up to a legally binding Arms Trade Treaty.
(Part of the Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin programme, „Kultur des Vertrauens“.)
19:00 Concert "Dulce et decorum est" English Poems and Songs from the World Wars
by Siegfried Sassoon, Robert Graves, Wilfred Owen, Ivor Gurney, George Butterworth, Gerald Finzi and others. With Eleanor Forbes, Dan Chadwick, Monica Solem, Stewart and Emerson.
WHO WE ARE
We are the Anglican Church in Berlin. St George’s is part of the world-wide Anglican Communion and belongs to the Church of England’s Diocese of Gibraltar in Europe.
The Pastor, Christopher Jage-Bowler, is English and the Assistant Pastor, Irene Ahrens, is German. We celebrate services at two locations in the city of Berlin: at St George’s Church in Neu-Westend and at the Marienkirche in Berlin-Mitte. Our language of worship is English, but our thriving congregation comes from all over the world.
WHAT TO EXPECT
St George’s is a welcoming, open and inclusive community with members from all age groups, backgrounds and circumstances.
We believe in worshipping God both in Church and out and aim to share a sense of God’s reality, his love for this world, and the beauty and joy of his presence in our lives. You are welcome to share in our worship, whether you are Anglican or not, and to receive the sacrament if you would normally do so in your own church.
HOW TO FIND US
St George’s Church
Preussenallee 17-19, 14052 Berlin.
U-Bahn Neu-Westend, S-Bahn Heerstrasse.
Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 8, 10178 Berlin.