Summer School 2020

"Speaking the Truth in Love" - Having the Courage of our Convictions in Post-Truth Age.

Hucklow Summer School: ‘Speaking the Truth in Love’: Having the Courage of our Convictions in a Post-Truth Age


Although this year’s in-person Hucklow Summer School has been cancelled there will still be a short programme of events on Zoom during the week when it would have taken place.

Our theme: How can we discern the difference between truth and lies, in a world which increasingly seems beset with malicious forces intent on sowing confusion by spreading disinformation, propaganda, and ‘fake news’? How can we ensure that our openness to multiple truths does not leave us vulnerable to manipulation by people of ill intent or unwilling to ‘take sides’ in matters where justice is at stake? How can we be sure enough of what’s right and wrong to stand up and speak out boldly about our moral convictions? How can we cultivate the qualities of honesty, integrity, truth-telling, and good judgement in our own everyday lives? And how might we best articulate our shared Unitarian values, and focus our collective action, in order to help bring about a better world? We’ll consider how we can summon the confidence and courage to ‘speak the truth in love’ as individuals, communities, and as a denomination.

Pre-register NOW for access to an online service celebrating Hucklow Summer School and a series of five theme talks exploring this year’s theme of ‘Speaking the Truth in Love: Having the Courage of our Convictions in a Post-Truth Age’.

These events are free of charge. To pre-register please email by Friday 21st August to sign up as places will be limited. You will receive Zoom joining details in the days before the event.

Although this is only a fraction of the experience we would usually offer at the Nightingale Centre we are delighted that our theme speakers are willing to share their wisdom online. Talks will last for about an hour, and will be followed by a short break, then another half hour of interactive conversation.

Saturday 22nd August, 7pm – A Celebration of Summer School
(worship led by Kate McKenna and Michael Allured)

Monday 24th August, 7pm – Talk by Louise Baumberg
Tuesday 25th August, 7pm – Talk by Ann Peart
Wednesday 26th August, 7pm – Talk by Stephanie Bisby
Thursday 27th August – 7pm – Talk by Mel Prideaux
Friday 28th August – 7pm – Talk by Linda Hart

Visit the Summer School website here:

August 22nd, 2020 7:00 PM   to   August 28th, 2020 9:00 PM

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