Join Catherine of Siena College and the Digby Stuart Research Centre for a study morning exploring the themes of gender, justice and spirituality on Saturday 1st October.
Professor Tina Beattie will lead a session on “Understanding Gender”, and Dr Susanna Snyder will explore “Spirituality and Social Action.” This study morning will give people an insight into key themes relating to gender, self, theology and religion, as well as an opportunity to consider links between social justice action and spiritual life and practices. The morning will offer a taster session for Catherine of Siena College courses running this autumn.
Link to the flyer is HERE.
“Shifting the Shadows of Sexuality…” … an ongoing conversation...
The developing programme is as follows:-
- Keynote lecture:
- by the Rev’d Prof. June Boyce-Tillman, Professor of Applied Music at the University of Winchester – “Out of the shadows, the myths we live by” This lecture will look at the fluidity within the human personality as creative and liberating.
- “Seeing in the dark” will be performed in the gallery on Tuesday evening.
- Other speakers include:-
- Dr David McDonald; Consultant Psychiatrist: “A psychological approach to shadow, sexuality and spirituality”
- Dr Keith Sharpe; author of ‘The Gay Gospels”
There will be seminars, workshops and story-telling which will include theological and pastoral connections relating to a variety of issues including; singleness, transgender and marriage.
Building on the success of the first Women’s Voices Conference in June 2015, Women’s Voices (2) will further explore the importance of women’s voices to the life of the church.
In 2016 we explore how, through preaching, we create safe and sacred space that takes account of our experience as gendered people.
All are welcome, though the event will be of particular interest for anyone, lay or ordained, with responsibility for planning and leading worship.
The keynote speaker is Revd Dr Kate Bruce, author of Igniting the Heart: Preaching and Imagination, and Deputy Warden of Cranmer Hall, Durham, who will consider how we might use the imagination in preaching to create spaces that are safe and sacred for women listeners.
Workshops will include:
- Approaching the Old Testament as a Woman – Revd Dr Jenni Williams, Tutor in Old Testament at Wycliffe Hall Oxford, and author of God Remembered Rachel.
- Prophetic Preaching – Revd Liz Shercliff, Director of Studies in the Diocese of Chester, tutor in Homiletics and regular contributor to The Preacher magazine, with Revd Lynita Conradie, Methodist minister and human rights lawyer.
- Men Making Safe Spaces for Women – Revd Gary O’Neill, Director of Studies for Ordinands in the Diocese of Chester, tutor in Theological Reflection
Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please advise dietary or other requirements when booking. There is no charge for this event
Booking is essential.
by email or phone 01928 718834 ext 257
The closing date for bookings is Wednesday, 31 August 2016