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1 Theology Cafe What Future Wales? Back to the Future

2 Keywords A vocabulary of culture and society Raymond Williams

3 What Future for Wales? Past & Future Vision Sustainability Creativity Compassion Wellbeing

4 Theology Cafe What Future Wales? Back to the Future

5 Those who forget history are condemned to repeat it. Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it. George Santayana, US philosopher and poet ( ) Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it. Edmund Burke ( ) British Statesman and Philosopher Philosophical founder of modern political conservatism History

6 Examples of Welsh Memory Songs by Hannah Dolan-Smith

7 Hiraeth Homesickness, tinged with grief or sadness over the lost or departed. It is a mix of longing, yearning, nostalgia, wistfulness, and the earnest desire for the Wales of the past.

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10 Examples of Welsh Memory

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12 Invitation to the Meal In this place where heaven and earth meet Under the rainbow of Gods promise In this sharing of bread and wine Future hope becomes reality now. So bring your scorched earth Bring your harvest Bring your open sky Bring your restless guilty waters Bring your swift unbending road Bring your urgent inner city To the table where your Host says: I make all things new.

13 Questions What aspects of Wales history would we want to retain in our memories and in our future vision? Why? How should we keep these memories alive? What are the key words in the vision of a future for Wales, according to the texts you have in front of you?


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