Quo Vadis? is a discussion group at Roomfield Church on issues concerned with faith and society. We originally started the group as a result of conversations arising from a sermon. The aim is to explore questions about how our Christian faith interacts with science, politics and the world.
The group is not about supplying us with the ‘correct’ answers or the right interpretation, but rather to help us think through sometimes difficult issues. Different people may introduce the discussion at each session, particularly bringing aspects of their own knowledge and experience.
Quo vadis? is a Latin phrase meaning “Where are you going?”. It commonly refers to a story in the tradition regarding Saint Peter. According to the apocryphal Acts of Peter, Peter is fleeing from likely crucifixion in Rome at the hands of the government, and along the road outside the city he meets a risen Jesus. Peter asks Jesus “Quo vadis?”, to which Jesus replies, “I am going to Rome to be crucified again”. Peter gains the courage to continue his ministry and returns to the city, to eventually be martyred by being crucified upside-down.
The next session of Quo Vadis? will be on Friday 31 March, 7:30 pm.