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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
I needed to change myself first before I could change the community – Alisi Dari
Sereima Lomaloma writes about preventing violence against women for the Fiji context - an exciting initiative given the global evidence this programme has on reducing intimate partner violence in the community. Greetings colleagues and friends of the House of Sarah and UN Women,We are so pleased to share with you a series of feature stories and testimonials highlighting the transformative work emanating from our joint Preventing Violence Against Women in Fiji’s Faith Settings (PVAWFFS) Initiative.As you may already know House of Sarah, in partnership with UN Women and Raising Voices, have adapted the SASA! Faith approach to preventing violence against women for the Fiji context - an … [Read more...]
Eco church Champions – A Rocha and the Anglican Church
Amy Ross is supporting churches on the journey to sustainability Amy Ross recently joined the Eco Church NZ team as the Community Coordinator for the Wellington region. She lives in Porirua with her husband, an Anglican vicar, and their two lively young sons. She was based in England for 10 years prior to 2020 and connected with A Rocha UK in various capacities throughout that whilst working for a mixture of Christian and environmental organisations. She has also pursued graduate research in climate justice, participation, environmental governance and sustainable consumption. Most recently she has begun examining links between faith and community participation in climate change response … [Read more...]
PechaKucha -what is it?
What can you say in under 7 minutes? Photo by Natasha Hall on Unsplash At our Hui, there will be an innovative PechaKucha evening on Wednesday 13 October 7.45pm Speakers get less than 7 minutes to convey their knowledge and enthusiasm. Our PechKucha topics will be related in some way to the theme of the Hui: Te Orokohanga o te Ao/the Earth as our Mother/Na tina ni Vanua What is PechaKucha? PechaKucha (Japanese for “chit chat”) is the world’s fastest-growing storytelling platform, used by millions around the globe.PechaKucha is what “Show and Tell” always dreamed of becoming.20 slides. 20 seconds of commentary per slide. That’s it. Simple. Engaging. Spurring … [Read more...]
Hope is the melody of the future; faith is dancing in that melody right now
Blythe Cody Existing in the space of liminality can be disorienting, scary and lonely. It is a bit like being dropped in the wilderness with no map, no compass and no idea how to get back to civilization. Anne Franks and John Meteyard. “Liminality: The Transforming Grace of In-Between Places, Hope is the melody of the future; faith is dancing in that melody right now. I am not a big fan of change. I recently moved house and was reminded again of how much I dislike the disruption of life; the change of what has become comfortable for what is unfamiliar and strange. I still go to the wrong side of the kitchen to find the microwave; and there are boxes in my garage filled with … [Read more...]
Against All Odds -Could you take photos to capture the determination of girls and young women?
Threats to girls’ education — like poverty, war and gender discrimination — mean that over 130 million girls globally are unable to access education. Yet despite this, stories of hope, resilience and courage are abundant. The first time, Malala Fund, in collaboration with 1854, is giving three women* photographers a £2,000 creative grant each to develop and create a new body of work, the Against All Odds Commission Series, that together will be used to promote inspiring stories from girls all around the world. Could you be the photographer with whom they are seeking to partner? Visit their page for more details. photo: Hanna Morris, … [Read more...]
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