Heart and Soul 2019, Sunday 19th May, Princes Street Gardens

The popular event on Assembly returns. The event runs from 1pm and will finish with worship from 5pm. There will be a wide range of musical acts, congregational stories told, ideas to inspire discipleship within your congregation and much more. We will be hosting an all age stage with entertainment, games and stories. A Youth Village with Basketball Court will be in the gardens and is certain to be a place for young people to gather and share together. St. Cuthbert’s Church will be hosting a wide range of events from an ecumenical Reaffirmation of Baptismal Vows to an art installation called Lake Tekapo by artist Adrian Wiszniewski. In St. Cuthbert’s, Crossreach will also be hosting a new exhibition celebrating the 150th anniversary of Church of Scotland providing Social Care to our communities.

Following the success of last year’s In Conversation Tent a programme has been put together that we know will inspire those who stop by.
·       1.00pm  – Faith and Activism:  the world movement for action on climate change. Reverend Michael Mair, Minister of St David’s Broomhouse Church in conversation with Theology and English Literature student Heather O’Connor who took part in recent climate change protests. 
·       1.45pm – Remembering Srebrenica. The Very Reverend Dr Lorna Hood OBE  in conversation with Ruth Davidson MSP and Iain Gray MSP discussing their commitment to the survivors of the genocide and the relatives of the victims who died. What lessons can we learn to improve community relations in our country?
·       2.35pm – Marking 150 years of CrossReach and the future of health and social care in Scotland. BBC Health Editor Hugh Pym in conversation with Viv Dickenson CEO of CrossReach, the social care arm of the Church of Scotland and Professor Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director of Healthcare Quality and Strategy. 
·       3.25pm – The language we use to describe people of other faiths. The Very Reverend Dr Lorna Hood OBE in conversation with Anas Sarwar MSP discussing hate-crime and rooting out racism. 
·       4.15pm – Journeys of faith: Jane Haining and the pilgrims of Santiago. Former Church of Scotland Moderator Alison Elliot CBE FRSE in conversation with Reverend Dr Richard Frazer, author of Travels With A Stick, an account of his Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage and Mary Miller author of Jane Haining a Life of Love and Courage.
You will be able to find further details of the event and programme at www.heartandsoul.org.uk

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