When the Soviet Union fell apart, the national social support system fell apart, too. Yet one of the biggest surprises of the perestroika era was the resilience of compassion. Especially the churches – including Baptist churches – quickly rediscovered their forgotten (previously forbidden) role as care-givers to those members of society that were suffering the most – children, the elderly, people with disabilities, people with addictions. Does their experience have anything to teach Anabaptists in a post-Christian world?
Presented by Mary Raber. Since 1991 Mary has been teaching church history and other subjects at various theological schools in the former Soviet Union. Presently she is sponsored by Mennonite Mission Network (Mennonite Church USA). Mary holds a PhD in history (2015) from the University of Wales and IBTS Centre (Amsterdam). She divides her time between St. Louis, Mis-souri (USA) and Odessa, Ukraine.
There is no charge for this event, but please book in if you want a simple meal prior to the lecture. Please call the Bristol Baptist College on 01179 467050 if you would like further information or to book a place.