Iona Community Leader Peter Macdonald Speaking at Emmanuel College

Event date: Saturday, June 21, 2014, from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Room 319

Peter MacDonald, Leader of the Iona Community, Scotland, will be speaking in Toronto on two occasions this month.

Peter will speak about The Iona Community and its work on June 21, 3:30pm at Emmanuel College, Room 319, 75 Queen’s Park Crescent East (near the Museum TTC station). He will also preach during the worship service on Sunday, June 22, 10:30am at Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church, 427 Bloor Street West (near the Spadina subway station).

The Iona Community was founded in Glasgow and Iona in 1938 by George MacLeod, minister, visionary and prophetic witness for peace, in the context of the poverty and despair of the Depression. From a dockland parish in Govan, Glasgow, he took unemployed skilled craftsmen and young trainee clergy to Iona to rebuild both the monastic quarters of the mediaeval abbey and the common life by working and living together, sharing skills and effort as well as joys and achievement. That original task became a sign of hopeful rebuilding of community in Scotland and beyond. The experience shaped – and continues to shape – the practice and principles of the Iona Community.

The Iona Community, as a radical movement and organisation, is committed to living out the Christian faith in the areas of:

  • Hospitality, diversity and inclusive community
  • Worship, faith and spirituality
  • Social justice and human rights
  • Politics and campaigning
  • Gender justice and human sexuality
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Peacemaking and non-violence
  • Healing and reconciliation

The Iona Community actively and urgently seeks to work in partnership with all people of goodwill who share its commitment to just and non-violent action, irrespective of nationality, religion or political creed.

For more information see http://iona.org.uk


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