Writing retreats can be a very helpful (and needful) way to carve out some precious time to write. Cassandra Burton Wood In this Virtual Theology Chat, Cassandra shows how to organise and run a retreat. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPCzhV7vstA&t=31s Are you a person who writes? photo , linked-in, unsplash Whether it’s academic study, sermons, creative writing, family histories, reflective practices, or research, many women have a thread of a love of writing woven through their lives. Actually finding the time and space to do the writing can be an on-going challenge. Writing retreats can be a very helpful (and needful) way to carve out some precious time to write. … [Read more...]
Blood, Bellies, and Breasts: A Theology of the Womb
Join Jess Hall and Bridie Marsden-Boyd for a Review and Discussion of Bauman’s Theology of the Womb, introduced by Ceridwyn Parr, Administrator of Anglican Women's Studies Centre https://youtu.be/Tp840NErkpo Women’s bodies tell and re-tell the story of divine activity through their many rhythmic and cyclic processes; bleeding, birthing, growing, creating, holding, and dying. In this work, Bauman comprehensively investigates the implications of believing that the body, and in this case the female body, is a site of revelation. What results is a disarming read of intelligent and intimate proportions, which invites every reader to consider how their body tells God’s … [Read more...]
Three ways to go to Lambeth
Three outstanding women, three different ways to experience the Lambeth Conference of Bishops. You are invited to listen in to a three-way conversation with Bishop Denise Ferguson, the Revd Jacynthia Murphy and Ms Teresa Kundycki-Carrell, as they discuss ’Lambeth from the Inside’. Originally recorded as virtual Theology Chat, on 17 November 2022. Video link https://youtu.be/Bmqmai_OdgI Jacynthia Murphy is an Anglican priest, an indigenous woman, with strong links in the Environmental Network. Jacynthia Murphy Jacynthia has worked in various capacities within the public sector for most of her working life. She lived in Sydney, Australia for 15 years … [Read more...]
Climate Change in the Pacific: how one woman is making a difference.
Island hopping is part of my life. I have been specializing in Climate Change and Health supported by WHO for more than 5 years now.’ Kelera has worked as an Environmental Health Officer for the Fijian government for about 25 years. She is one of the two AWSC Council members from tikanga Polyneisa: she is deeply involved in climate change action, in the Anglican Church and in her family life in Fiji. https://youtu.be/ibeE10B8vQk Kelera Oli was born into a Christian family and baptized in the Anglican Church in Naviavia, Savusavu in 1966 and confirmed for Holy Communion in 1979 at St John’s Church, Wailoku, Suva. Kelera is experienced in all the groups within the church … [Read more...]
Virtual Theology Chat with Sepiuta Hala’api’api
introduced by The Revd Bettina Maxwell, Convenor Anglican Women's Studies Centre. https://youtu.be/dKU3JCM6tB0 A rare young woman My name is Sepiuta Hala’api’api – born to Tongan missionary parents, born and raised in Fiji. I currently serve as an ordained minister – one of the few young women in ordained ministry in the Diocese of Polynesia. now Diocesan Secretary I also currently serve as the Diocesan Secretary and Registrar for The Anglican Diocese of Polynesia. once was Youth Director, Fisheries officer.... I previously served as the Diocesan Youth Director for my Diocese. Prior to taking up fulltime ministry, I also served in Government as a Fisheries … [Read more...]
Leading Lady Seeks Stipend: how humour, honesty and a robust prayer life have been key to one priest’s leadership journey.
Join Rev Annette Cater, freshly appointed Vicar of Lower Hutt Anglican Parish as she shares openly and honestly about her 20 year journey of paid ministry in the Anglican Church. No question off limits - in fact the bolder the better! A third generation Anglican, Annette was born and raised in Upper Hutt. She drinks her coffee black, paints and does upholstery for fun, preaches without notes and loves liturgical worship. She also loves mentoring and creating opportunities for others to grow into their God-given potential. https://youtu.be/pIIk-ir8D9s Hear Annette Cater on a Virtual Theology Chat Thursday 18 August 2022, https://youtu.be/pIIk-ir8D9s The Sunday Star Times … [Read more...]
Virtual Theology Chats -what’s coming up?
with Anglican Women’s Studies Centre 7pm – 8pm Third Thursday of the month , by Zoom https://anglicanchurch-nz.zoom.us/j/94599431152?pwd=U0Q4NG9DM1FhVU5OOTVmQjh1bERvUT09 Thursday 18 August 2022 7pm Annette Cater We just try to be better The Revd Annette Cater, BA BTh At 41, Annette has just been appointed Vicar of St James, Lower Hutt. She is pleased that her daughter can now see women in leadership in the church, but believes there is still work to be done in society and in the church Thursday 22 Sept 2022 7pm Kelera Oli works in Suva and throughout Fiji I specialize in climate change and health impacts of climate change and health. 'I am the … [Read more...]
Nobody heard us: the case of Ms T and her sister Ms S
Sarah Pidgeon-Walton Sarah Pidgeon-Walton offers a theological response to issues arising from the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care in relation to child sexual abuse. Thursday 21 July 7pm-8pm recording available on request anglicanwomenstudies@administrator "For private viewing by the intended recipient only (unless written authorisation provided by Anglican Women Studies, Aotearoa New Zealand). Not for publication. As addressed in the video, trigger warning and disclaimers apply" majestic lukas, unsplash In this Virtual Theology Chat , Sarah focuses on the case of Ms T and her deceased sister Ms S (names have been further … [Read more...]
Mana Wahine Theory- Why is there a need in Church and Society today?
Minolta DSC Moeawa Callaghan visits a range of written and oral sources that support the claim that women have always held leadership positions in Maori society. http://youtu.be/HlMnSMVnmgM Whakapapa maintains that women have always held significant, central positions in Maori society, within their own whanau, hapu and iwi. Why then has there been a need for a Mana Wahine theory for reclaiming mana wahine in church and other social environments today? Moeawa has a background in Anglicanism, Practical Theology, Christian Thought, Treaty, and Maori and Indigenous Theologies. She has studied and engaged with Mana Wahine Theory and Praxis throughout her … [Read more...]
He Kākano Ahau
Revd Jacynthia Murphy On Thursday 19 May at 7pm, Jacynthia Murphy presented a dynamic a story to deeply stir the spirit from sad to angry! It is the 'amplification' of kāhui wāhine around the world that is now being heard. "He Kākano Ahau" Watch on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8tfbs9swVo I’m a bit of an environmentalist at heart and I’m always looking for ways in which to poke our nation and church into reducing our negative footprints that create global havoc commonly attributed to the ill-effects of human decadence. Rev Jacynthia has emerged inspired, enlightened and uplifted after attending 23 sessions of the UNCSW NGO programme as part of … [Read more...]