Video of interfaith “Question of Faith” with Peter Owen Jones and a cast of six…including the District Manager!

As previously reported, I recently had the pleasure of appearing on a panel with Anglican priest, author and BBC presenter Peter Owen Jones in Eastbourne, by invitation of the local Faith Forum.

If anyone out there has an hour and a half to spare in their busy lives, this has now been posted as a video on the web. Here is the video recording of us both…alongside Malcolm Weisman OBE (Judaism), MA, Abdel Rahim CHBIB MA, DPSI (Islam), Glen Scrivener (Evangelical Christian), James Smith (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints), and Lynda Lindfield (Pagan).

For any healing-spotters out there, there was a question on “how do we know God” about a third of the way through, and I felt at that point that it was an appropriate place to share a healing of sinusitis that I’d had – about 36 minutes in – because the healing was very much based around coming to feel God’s presence as universal, impartial, divine Love, rescuing me from fear and hatred of those I felt feared and hated me. (This point was discussed in the answer to a later question.)

There was also a question on what each faith thinks of women, in which I was able to point out the role of Mary Baker Eddy as the Founder of Christian Science, as well as drilling down on the theological point she stressed that God’s nature as Mother is as important as His nature as Father. (About 1 hr and 13 mins in!) The Jewish speaker, Malcolm Weisman pleasantly surprised me by following up with a comment that the Jewish faith also recognises the feminine nature of God.

On the day, one person came up to inquire how to attend the Church of Christ, Scientist and another individual came up to learn more about how to find healing through Christian Science. A copy of Science and Health was shared along with other literature. My hope and prayer is that more people can learn of the potential for healing through the Science of the Christ by virtue of this virtual record of the Faith Forum panel. (Here, for the record, is the web page of Eastbourne Live, who recorded the interfaith panel for posterity and edited it into this web version. Thank you, Eastbourne Live!)

If you have a Mac and don’t have a Windows Media Player you can download a free component for your Apple Quicktime or download the equally free (and, I find, more effective) VLC PLayer and paste into the following URL: http://www.eastbournelive.org.uk/faithforum2010.wmv.

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Categories: Media, Prayer for Healing, Women's spiritual leadership

Author:Tony Lobl

I write and speak on spirituality from my perspective as a Christian Science practitioner. I am also an Associate Editor for the Christian Science periodicals. I studied at the University of Surrey earning a BSc Hons Degree in Modern Mathematics before the impact of spirituality on health caught my attention and re-shaped my career.

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