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The Survival of Hopes - False hopes

The first in a three lecture series on the survival of hope given by Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths; Lord Griffiths of Bury Port

What grounds are there for hope in these dark times? The collapse of the structured societies we’ve created often seems so near. Corruption, global warming, wars, natural disasters and constant political upheaval, seem to threaten existence as we know it. And trust has become a very scarce commodity. These lectures will attempt to establish a reasonable basis for maintaining hope in times like these.

1) False hopes
The 1960s saw the crushing of hopes that had been raised across a wide range of experience. They saw the end of “Socialism with ta human face” in Czechoslovakia, and the end of the Civil Rights movement in the USA. The wide range of reforms in the Roman Catholic Church after the 2nd Vatican Council were being clawed back and the 1966 Uppsala Conference of the World Council of Churches marked a turning way from precious optimism. What if anything have we learned from these false dawns?


Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths | talks


Date and Time:

4 December 2013 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Wesley's Chapel and Leysian Mission
49 City Road

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