What is Conversations of unCommon Grace?
Conversations of unCommon Grace is an initiative of Grace Presbyterian Church seeking to connect the faith community with the broader society in areas of shared interest and concern that encourages each participant to take action as they best see fit. It is also an invitation to our community and our city to give purposeful thought to the role that spirituality plays in our life and the common life of our community.
At Grace, we believe that we are well situated as a community that is progressive, Protestant and Reformed in our theology, yet rooted in the ancient practices of the church that continues to bear much meaning today. Conversations of unCommon Grace is an opportunity to represent and re-present the idea of a loving and generous God and the compassion of the Divine for all creation and those created in the Divine image.
Conversations of unCommon Grace” attempts to re-introduce our faith tradition into the conversations that are taking place in our society, in our communities, through a time of conversation, invitation and hospitality. We hold multiple events each year on topics of interest to our society and on issues which are at the forefront of discussion and debate in our society and community. These would not necessarily be issues around religion, but would all be issues where a Reformed, Protestant, Mainline contribution could be made and would be meaningful.
Since 2013 we have held three series of conversations: human trafficking, both locally and globally; physician-assisted death; and eco-theology.
This year’s conversation of unCommon Grace focuses on refugees and immigrants as we examine the question: who is our neighbour? We hosted the initial conversation on June 14, and are planning a follow-up conversation in the fall. Stay tuned to our website, Facebook, or Twitter pages to hear more details as they’re released.
Curious what you can expect at an unCommon Grace event? Click the links below to listen to the audio recordings from the 2016 eco-theology conversation.