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Sunday Assembly 3rd November 2019: A better world is possible – plus FOOD BANK COLLECTION

Sunday Assembly 3rd November 2019: A better world is possible – plus FOOD BANK COLLECTION

Our November Sunday Assembly is about looking forward optimistically. Our speaker is Sophie Bell from Mercy Corps, the global humanitarian (and very non-military) organisation which has a base in Edinburgh. Mercy Corps’ motto is ‘A better world IS possible’, and Sophie will be talking about how she and her colleagues are helping to bring a better world into being, particularly…

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Book Club: Celestial Bodies by Jokha Al-harthi – 7 November

Book Club: Celestial Bodies by Jokha Al-harthi – 7 November

Celestial Bodies is set in the village of al-Awafi in Oman, where we encounter three sisters: Mayya, who marries Abdallah after a heartbreak; Asma, who marries from a sense of duty; and Khawla who rejects all offers while waiting for her beloved, who has emigrated to Canada. These three women and their families witness Oman evolve from a traditional, slave-owning…

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