You are invited to another opportunity to hear Emily Colgan, this time in person, in Hamilton. Friday 29 April 2022 10.30 am -1.30pm Chartwell Cooperating Parish 124 Comries Rd, Chartwell, Hamilton Dr Emily Colgan, Biblical scholar, reveals the dangers of dualistic thinking about women and earth in sacred text. Feminine and land-based metaphors in sacred texts can influence real world assumptions, attitudes and behaviours towards women and the earth – without the readers’ knowledge. At the heart of the problem, said Dr Colgan, is a mindset formed in ancient times and perpetuated in ‘the West,’ that categorises everything into an ordered list of … [Read more...]
Women in Creation Care/God at Work￼
30 women, Māori, Pacific, Pākehā and from around the world, connect faith, culture and calling Revd Silvia Purdie Silvia Purdie in conversation with some of the contributors to a new book out soon Listen to the energetic music and stories https://youtu.be/RqeXgd69GaU ‘Awhi Mai Awhi Atu: Women in Creation Care’ tells the stories of thirty women from a wide diversity of cultures who describe their involvement in environmental action. Silvia Purdie gathered these stories, poems and prayers , asking the question, ‘What is God up to in the world? In this Virtual Theology Chat you will hear from some of the writers and perhaps be inspired yourself! Editor … [Read more...]
The Gift of Desperation, with Jax Clark
The 12-Step program and how its characteristics of honesty, openness and willingness could be enhancing to the wider Church culture. Virtual Theology Chat Listen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykbpI3gw0HY The Council for Anglican Women’s Studies invites you to a Virtual Theology Chat, to hear Jax Clark. This was recorded on 17 March 2022 In a 2020 interview for America's Public radio, Lutheran Minister, theologian and recovering alcoholic Nadia Bolz Weber stated "the basement of their church is more full of people talking honestly about their lives and connecting with some sort of God. I think this happens more frequently in basements than it does … [Read more...]
Cancellation of 2022 Hui: Te Orokohanga o te Ao,The Earth as our Mother, Na Tina ni Vanua
bad news and good news It will probably not come as a surprise for you to hear that our long awaited and planned for Hui scheduled for 27-30 April 2022 has been cancelled. The Covid-19 situation with Omicron still spreading in the community has forced so many cancellations, with much sadness and disappointment. An email has been sent to all who registered, so we can arrange refunds. Please contact the administrator if you have not yet been contacted email@example.com Dr Emily Colgan Good news 1Dr Emily Colgan was to be the keynote speaker, but you can still get a 20 minute taster of her address. … [Read more...]
Interconnections: Women and Earth in Scripture
Dr Emily Colgan Emily Colgan looks at ecological interpretations of scripture https://youtu.be/eCH0At1BlcQ What kind of world is the text inviting us to inhabit? Does this world embody the imperatives of justice and compassion? Listen as Emily outlines the dualisms revealed in scripture, and how the conceptualising of earth as female has shaped Christian thinking. https://youtu.be/eCH0At1BlcQ Emily’s research focuses on the relationship between the Bible and contemporary social imaginaries, asking about the ways in which biblical texts interact with communities in the present. She is particularly interested in ecological representations within the Bible … [Read more...]
https://youtu.be/5o75rHvDW9o The Revd Bettina Maxwell speaks about the richness of Minita-a-iwi in the Anglican Church, tikanga Maori. Bettina weaves her own experience and calling, on the remote East Coast of the North Island of Aotearoa/New Zealand. with evocative images and great photos of her mentors and leaders, into the wider picture of Minita a Iwi. This Virtual Theology Chat provides a unique opportunity to hear the rich diversity of ministry in tikanga Maori, and provides inspiration for a way forward into a future of the new normal . . She is introduced by the Revd Ruihana Paenga. Tikanga Toru Youth Commission, and resident in Gisborne. … [Read more...]
Edgewise? What does it mean to be a lay woman?
Nine Anglican lay women tell their stories, in a very readable new book, edited by Hannah Ward and Jennifer Wild. Watch the launch on youtube . Elaine Graham and Sara Maitland join Hannah Ward and Jennifer Wild, and many more, at St James, Piccadilly, London. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6Kq6gRJorE4JqOg-_lPchA Once women were able to be ordained in the Church of England, where did that leave women who were committed to being lay? Back in 2000, Hannah Ward and Jennifer Wild invited a group of twelve women to gather, to discuss, share experience reflect on their professional , church and social roles in relation to the church and in the community. … [Read more...]
Can I live a sustainable life?
Deb Cole responds to Jacqui Paterson, Virtual Theology Chat: Crisis? What crisis? . Thoughts from Rev Jacqui Patterson’s reflection on Sustainable Development 16.09.2021 Deb Cole Sustainable Development – ‘Jesus is the master of the creator universe and of human history. He is the one in control of all … upon which the physical cosmos depends … that is the theological meaning of scientific and technological enterprise. (Science and technology) have always presented themselves as the instruments for solving human problems, though without its theological context it becomes idolatrous and goes mad. From a Christian perspective one has confidence in the absolute belief in God as … [Read more...]
Two Eco-Sustainers in conversation : Does it really matter what we do?
See Jenny Campbell in conversation with Jana TheaVirtual Theology Chat https://youtu.be/qf67fJ_RV5Y recorded Friday 15 October Jenny Campbell Jenny Campbell is a legendary Eco-Sustainer. She lives in Mossburn Jana Thea , while still at school, was involved with XR_Xtinction Rebellion and the Fossil Free State Sector network. She was the media spokesperson at Dunedin Railway Station when a group chained themselves to the railway line to protest about coal going north. Jenny can talk about food waste, Richard Rohr, fossil fuel protests and riding a bike all in one sentence, with passion, humour and authority. She is deeply involved with many action groups , and loves the … [Read more...]
Crisis? What Crisis? Is preventing the bad the same as planning the best?
https://youtu.be/wiyRd_DyJoo recorded on 16 September 7pm NZ time Jacqui Paterson, currently co-dean at the Taranaki Cathedral, shares a pot-pouri of insights gleaned from a recent MBA paper ‘Leading Sustainable Enterprises’, which certainly gave her much food for thought and prayer. Jacqui Paterson Although her mahi focuses on some brief (and relatively superficial) considerations relating to the environmental challenge of carbon emissions, the underlying issues could apply to many other situations which our church, communities and world are facing currently. Following a twenty minute presentation, there will be opportunity for discussion loosely based around the … [Read more...]
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