letter for general useJoining us via ZOOM from Durham we had as our main proposer Dr Sarah Pearce who is a retired medical consultant currently working on a Graduate Diploma in Theology and Religious Studies at Durham. She gave what everyone found an excellent, clear and shocking paper based on the Marmot reports which analyses how Covid has laid bare the extent of poverty and inequality in Britain and how this has been getting worse. . Continue reading
I am very glad to support your (John Baxter’s) insistence that Jesus was a real historical parson. Continue reading
The Search for JESUS YESHUA
Reflections on David Warden’s paper for ANVIL April 2021 John Baxter 4-5-21
This essay, which has kept on expanding and being rewritten, is my reaction to David Warden’s carefully researched paper which argues that Jesus is no more an historical figure than Romulus or King Arthur. It is restricted to considering that question and is not an attempt to write yet another version of the historical Jesus. JESUS YESHUA
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The aim of this paper is to encourage the setting up of a national resilience service to prepare for and deal with pandemics and climate change.
There will be no return to business as usual. Covid-19, flooding, drought, extreme weather, air and plastic pollution, all threaten our lives, health, and work. Covid has rudely woken us up to the fact that we face a radically different future from anything we have known, imagined or prepared for, despite the warnings scientists in many fields have been giving us for years. Continue reading
ANVIL Associates and friends
This Wednesday 14th April 7pm Meeting on ZOOM we had our biggest turnout every, 35. This included Dorset Humanists.
Our subject was “The Historical Jesus.” and we were very glad to have as our main speaker David Warden, Chair of Dorset Humanists. Our first Responder was Alison Way, rector of Wincanton, followed by John Baxter. Continue reading
The Future we Choose Surviving the Climate Crisis by Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac Feb 2020 (Amazon £9.54.) I write this to encourage you to obtain and read this important book and to give you a useful summary of its contents. It has a powerful and inspiring message, that there still is the possibility for us to build a fulfilling and sustainable future, and I do this for the sake of my grandchildren. John Baxter 2021 The Future we Choose
For our ANVIL Zoom Session 7.pm. Wednesday. For invitation email me.
THE PURPOSE OF THIS PAPER
The first version of this paper was written in Oct 2013 for ANVIL and is now much revised in this my eightieth year of March 2021. In it I put the case that it be recognised that everyone should be able to die painlessly (and safely) at a time of their own choosing as a basic human right and the law should be changed to facilitate this. Continue reading
I have just sent this post to relevant politicians of all the main parties for these suggestions would only work effectively with cross-party support
GETTING SERIOUS ABOUT CO2 Continue reading
After an informal planning meeting on Zoom to discuss our future we agreed ANVIL will need to operate through ZOOM until we are all vaccinated. Continue reading
How lucky we have been in having among our ANVIL Associates Greg Atkins, former professor of Virology at Trinity College Dublin, who offered, just before Covid-19 appeared at the end of 2019, to give us a talk on his specialism. He entitled his talk “The Danger Posed by Emerging Virus Infections.” This week, on the 10th of June 2020, backed up by his UTube video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19RdLqBMoK4 Greg updated ANVIL and lead us in a discussion of his subject on ZOOM. Continue reading