22 - 25 August 2014, Boughton House

Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding

Brian McLaren by Elaine Duigenan

See below for details of the touring event that took place in November 2013

In association with Hodder & Stoughton
Greenbelt presents

Brian McLaren

In an evening of music & conversation

Exploring Christian identity in a multi-faith world

(and a journey from hostility to hospitality)

Author, speaker, activist, public theologian and regular Greenbelt speaker Brian McLaren takes the stage to explore the ideas at play in his new book, Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?

Over six nights, in six different cities up and down the country, Brian will outline his vision for a Christian faith that must move beyond a history of defining itself over-against others and towards an engagement with and respect for other faiths – one that is hospitable rather than hostile.

Brian will be joined in each city by a faith leader from a faith tradition other than Christianity, as well as a special guest artist.

Details as follows:


Thursday 29th November 19.30–“St Martin’s in the Bullring
With conversation with Malia Bouattia and music from Jasmine Kennedy.


Friday 30th November 19.30 – Regimental Chapel in Manchester Cathedral
With conversation with Robert Cohen and music from Jasmine Kennedy.


Saturday 1st December 19.30 – The Simpson Room, CastleGate
With conversation with Professor Mona Siddiqui and music from Gareth Davies-Jones.


Monday 3rd December 19.30 – Woodlands Church
With conversation with Mohammed Ansar and music from Miriam Jones.


Tuesday 4th December 19.30 – The Small Hall in the Central Hall
With conversation with Mohammed Ansar and music from Miriam Jones.


Wednesday 5th December 19.30 – Oasis, Waterloo
With conversation with Rabbi Shoshana Boyd Gelfand and music from Miriam Jones.

We’re pleased to be working with Hodder & Stoughton to bring Brian to the UK. If he’s new to you, then explore some of the links below to discover why we’re so excited.

The Work of the People by

The Work of the People

If you want to know what to expect on the night, check out this video where Brian talks about Christian identity and the other.

Huffington Post by

A one man army of decency

“There are so many reasons to be ashamed of the label “Christian” these days. One reason that my shame is not completely crippling is because of a one man army for decency, compassion and common sense— author, raconteur and all around lovely person Brian McLaren”
Read Frank Schaeffer’s review of Brian’s latest book »

Four things that are wrong with the world

In this mini-talk from Greenbelt 2011, McLaren talks the four biggest problems facing the world today: the planet, poverty, peace and…

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