Three evenings of story-telling and remembering – celebrating radical movements and trouble-makers, learning from dissenters and exploring their relevance today.

Tuesday 25 September 2012:
Troublesome Anabaptists (Stuart Murray Williams)

Tuesday 16 October 2012:
Dissenting Baptists (Ruth Gouldbourne)

Tuesday 6 November:
Radical Bristolians (Rachael Fletcher)

Venue: Bristol Baptist College
The Promenade, Clifton, Bristol BS8 3NJ
Cost: £10 each or £24 for all three
 

400 years ago the first Baptist church was planted on English soil. Dissenting from the established church in 1612 was often costly, but Baptists were part of a wave of dissent that eventually resulted in a society in which religious liberty was prized and protected.

A century earlier in other parts of Europe the Anabaptists paid a much higher price for dissenting from the established church and from various social norms. Insisting on the separation of church and state, espousing non-violence and radical economic practices, Anabaptists were persecuted as heretics and traitors, but today many are rediscovering the Anabaptist vision.

These three evening to celebrate dissent are in Bristol, a city with its own rich history of dissent and radical activity. They are hosted by Bristol Baptist College, the oldest free church college in the world.

Each talk will run from 7:30 – 9:30 pm, and the cost will include refreshments. 
Click here to book online, or contact the WEBA office, office@webassoc.org.uk or 0117 965 8828.

Celebrating Dissent is co-sponsored by the West of England Baptist Association, Bristol Baptist College and the Anabaptist Network.

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