Confidence, honesty, soul food, scholarship, publishing, laughter, connection, three tikanga, spirituality, challenge, inspiration, academic support Twelve women from Aotearoa/New Zealand and Polynesia gathered for some days of intentional writing. Some were polishing a piece of writing, some were writing proposals, some were developing poetry, some were seeking some guidance and collegial input. Retreat costs were funded by the St John’s College Women’s Leadership Group, while travel costs were funded by the Anglican Women’s Studies Centre. Read some comments by participants. from left: Akanesi Folau, Moana Hall-Smith, Tekweni Nyamukachi, Jill Fleet, Ceridwn … [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...]
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...]
Thank you to Val Riches.
The Revd Val Riches has been a Councillor for Anglican Women's Studies for many years. She stepped down recently to take up the position of Vicar General in the Diocese of Waikato and Taranaki, adding to her role as the Vicar of Morrinsville, and with NZ Association for Clinical Pastoral Education. Beneath these pictures you can see some of the tributes from Council members. From Bettina Maxwell E taku tuahine i roto i a te Karaiti, e taku hoa Val, Ka nui te mihi me te maioha mo o mahi whakaihiihi katoa mo te Whare Wananga mo nga wahine Mihinare. I tino harikoa ahau ki te mahi tahi me koe me te huarahi hihiri I whakapuaki ai koe I o wheako ki a matou Ma te … [Read more...]
20 women, 3 tikanga, 2 days, several languages, many prayers, thousands of words, new directions.
Anglican women from New Zealand, Aotearoa and Polynesia met in person to discern a contemporary expression and vision for the Anglican Women’s Studies Centre. Skillfully guided by facilitator, the Revd Caroline Leys, this kanohi-ki-te kanohi gathering was the culmination of many Zoom calls and emails. The group met first at St John's College, welcomed by Dr Moeawa Callaghan, then joined in with midday prayer in the historic Chapel, shared lunch in the Dining Hall with current students, and used the spaciousness of the Wesley Hall for small and large group discussions. The evening and the next day were spent at St Francis Retreat Centre, in Hillsborough- an excellent venue. Like … [Read more...]
Two outstanding Anglican priests honoured as MNZM*- congratulations to Louise and Vicki!
Reverend Victoria Pernel Terrell – of Onehunga. For services to the disability community. Member (MNZM) aleksandra-sapozhnikova-lZlY910Jy3Y-unsplash Rev Vicki Terrell is an Anglican priest in the Diocese of Auckland and has served the Auckland Disability Community in advocacy and spiritual leadership for many years, most recently as Disability Community Chaplain for the Diocese of Auckland. Vicki, whose speech impairment gives her lived experience of disability, brings a strong background in sourcing, developing and promoting resources for disability ministry. Vicki also serves as Chair of the Disability, Spirituality and Faith Network of Aotearoa New Zealand. … [Read more...]
Welcome Bridie- new Councillor for AWSC!
Kia Ora! My name is Bridie Marsden-Boyd and I am super excited to be the new Tikanga Pakeha Councillor Bridie Marsden-Boyd I have been a proud advocate for women for many years, having run workshops on the feminine divine, raised up young women to leadership in Church and been a delegate to UNSCW to name a few. I have a strong passion for theology- and am a perpetual student who never left uni! At the moment I am completing a Masters in Chaplaincy focusing on rituals. I live in Otautahi, Te Waipounamu with my lovely husband, gorgeous chickens and a very naughty but endearing puppy called Theodore (Teddy). Bridie is one of the two Council members for tikanga Pakeha, … [Read more...]
Dangerous words: Women, Bible, Earth
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...]
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