Briefing Meetings take place four times a year.
We usually have one or two
invited speakers to introduce a specific topic of current concern,
by questions, discussion and contributions from members.
Meetings start at 2·0pm (please aim to arrive by 1·45pm) and finish by 4·15pm.
This is an open invitation.
Meetings take place at the
30 Thanet Street, London WC1H 9QH.
From St Pancras Station, cross Euston Road,
go down Judd Street (opposite main entrance of St Pancras Hotel)
and take Hastings Street (second right).
Thanet Street is the first on the left.
Important: Please register your attendance with Philip Walters at 01933 771778
|Thursday 15 October 2020||The theme will focus on Russia and its policies towards its "near abroad" - Ukraine and/or the Baltic States. The speaker will be Dr. Ruth Deyermond.|
|Thursday 21 January 2021||An overview of the situation after Brexit and after (?) the Coronavirus pandemic, called 'New Starts, New Contexts'. We think this might be an opportunity for members of FiE to talk about what they see as our future role.|
|Thursday 5 May 2021||The work of the Council of Europe (of which the UK is still a member after Brexit) and the possible contribution of bodies such as FiE. This topic was postponed from May 2020 due to Covid-19.|
|Thursday 15 July 2021||We are planning this as the first meeting in a physical space, with a communal meal and an emphasis on social contact amongst the participants. The theme will be the Orthodox Church, perhaps specifically the Russian Orthodox Church's role in Russian society.|
|Thursday 21 October 2021||"Catholic Social Teaching in a European Perspective" has been suggested.|
|Looking further ahead||Future topics could include China, in collaboration with CTBI for which China is a major study focus, and also the Theology of Creation as expressed in growing concerns about Food, Agriculture and Wilding.|
|As usual after the presentations by our speakers there will be time for responses, questions and contributions from members; and of course if any member has something of importance to say on any other subject we will try to provide a space. If anyone would like to speak for a few minutes on a particular subject at the Briefing Meeting, please let Keith Jenkins know as soon as possible in advance. |