Living Stones Events

Living Stones Michael Prior Memorial Lecture 2023

The Michael Prior Memorial lecture 2023 was given by John McHugo who is the author of A concise History of the Arabs ( a new, updated third edition appears this month). He is also author of Syria: A Recent History and A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi’is. He is a board member of CAABU (The Council for Arab-British Undertanding), and a trustee of the Balfour Project. He has academic backgrounds in Arabic and Islamic studies as well as experience in international law.

The text of the lecture is presently available on a pdf download or can be read here.

Living Stones Theology Group

Our ecumenical theology group meets two or three times a year for a day, usually in Oxford, to discuss a paper presented by one of the participants. For more information please contact David the convenor.

Living Stones Pilgrimages

On an occasional basis trustees of Living Stones organise ecumenical pilgrimages and educational visits to the Holy Land. In the past these have often occurred in January to coincide with the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Our trustees have a deep knowledge of, and interest in, the Middle East from many different perspectives, and this is reflected in the way we arrange a Living Stones pilgrimage. Our five priorities are to:
+ Encounter Christian communities
+ Understand the context in which they exercise their faith 
+ Encourage by our presence and interest
+ Reflect and pray
+ Witness by sharing what we have experienced

Download a leaflet elaborating on the kind of pilgrimages we arrange or encourage. Details of future pilgrimages will be posted here and on our Facebook page.