Tue 13 Mar: Modern Prophets - Visions of a better tomorrow
The fourth in a series of talks about people who have changed our world for the better will be given by the Revd. Elizabeth Koepping on Tuesday 13 March at 8 pm in St Mary's Parish Church. Doors open 7.30 pm.
The subject of the talk is Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German pastor, theologian, spy, anti-Nazi dissident, and key founding member of the Confessing Church. Well known for his theological writings, Bonhoeffer made no secret of his staunch resistance to Nazi dictatorship, including vocal opposition to Hitler's euthanasia programme and genocidal persecution of the Jews. He was arrested in April 1943 by the Gestapo and after being accused of being associated with the plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, he was quickly tried, along with other accused plotters, and then executed by hanging on 9 April 1945.
His influence lives on through his writings on Christianity's role in the secular world and his book 'The Cost of Discipleship' has become a modern classic.
Admission free. Donations gratefully accepted to cover expenses and for Christian Aid's emergency appeal for the Rohingya refugees. Everyone is welcome.
Organised by Churches Together in Charlbury.