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...]
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...]
Photo by Gabriel Valdez on Unsplash Theology is exciting. It is about God’s word, God’s world and God’s people. It is vitally important for the church to nurture young Christians into thinking, speaking and writing about God and the world, and it is even more important that the Church listen to their voices. #TheologySlam encourages us to do just that: listen to God, listen to the world, and listen to the voices emerging within the Church, so we can join into God’s work in the world today. Archbishop Justin Welby Three young women won the The first Theology Slam on 7 March 2019 at St John’s, Hoxton. Hannah Barr spoke on Theology and #MeToo, Hannah Malcolm on … [Read more...]
Ko Toku Mana Wahine- virtual theology chat with Ruihana Paenga
Ruihana Paenga Thursday 3 December 2020. 7pm-8pm Join by Zoom Ko tōku Mana Wahine: A theological reflection on mana wahine and how mana wahine influences Gender Justice and reduces Gender Based Violence. This talk will discuss the Māori concept of Mana Wahine as compared to gender equality and women's leadership in the Bible. We will examine the execution of the concept by a range of individuals and how this concept of feminist leadership can be influential in eradicating gender based violence in New Zealand. Everyone is welcome to Zoom in , to hear Ruihana Paenga. She will talk for around 20 minutes, then invite comments and questions. Zoom Link: … [Read more...]
Nau mai, Ruihana! New Councillor for tikanga Maori.
I hope to contribute to a legacy of female leadership that enhances that which I stand upon.Ruihana Paenga Ruihana Paenga, National Rangatahi Coordinator Te Pīhopatanga o Aotearoa Ko Hikurangi te MaungaKo Waiapu te AwaKo Ngāti Porou te Iwi Ruihana has been part of the AWSC since 2014 as a link representative, and she is excited and honored to step-up to the role of council member. She is interested in the origins of the AWSC and hopes to contribute to a legacy of female leadership that enhances that which she stands upon. Ruihana is the National Youth Coordinator for Tikanga Māori working with youth enablers, developing the next generation of leadership in the … [Read more...]
MacKenzie Country Scholarship for a young person
One lucky student will be the first to receive the $1000 Tertiary Textbook Scholarship launched by the Tekapo-based Jennifer Murray Charitable Trust. Trustee Jim Murray said the intention of the trust was to promote and support young people within the boundary of the Mackenzie Country. The trust was established in 2017 in memory of Murray’s late sister,Jennifer. Its purpose was not only to enhance and preserve the Church of the Good Shepherd but to provide for the education and spiritual wellbeing of residents and visitors within the Lake Tekapo, Pukaki and Aoraki/Mt Cook catchment area. The $1000 scholarship will financially assist the student in purchasing academic textbooks in … [Read more...]
Ruihana goes to New York: UNCSW2019
How can we be more intentional in connecting globally to progress local issues? What are the opportunities to grow the influence and voice of the world wide Anglican Communion on human rights issues? Is there a need for our Church here in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia to be stronger advocates at Government/Parliamentary level? How in my role can I encourage young women leaders to build relationships, to network and to have a global perspective, inclusive of the United Nations. Ruihana with Muslim delegates, after the Christchurch Mosque attacks. Ruihana Paenga attended the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women 63rd Session in New York . She is the … [Read more...]
A True Sense of Home for Ruihana Paenga
Ruihana Paenga Ahakoa haere koe ki hea e kore te whenua e neke ka noho pumau mo tou hokitanga mai. No matter where you go, the land remains steadfast, awaiting your return Ruihana Paenga National Youth Advisor for Te Pīhopatanga o Aotearoa. She is also the LINK for the Anglican Women's Studies Centre in te Hui Amorangi o te Tairawhiti. Ruihana Paenga was raised away from whenua in the diaspora. Born in Wellington, and raised in Gisborne, it was not until she returned to her whenua and her whakapapa on her father’s side that she felt a true sense of home. Unnamed soldier looks down on Tikitiki Home is the small rural North Island East Coast town so aptly … [Read more...]
Mum said, ‘I think you need to be a priest.’
Mele Prescott It was unheard of- a young single Tongan woman moving away from home. After working in travel and tourism for eight years, Mele Prescott left home in South Auckland to take a degree in theology. She saw this as a chance to wrestle with her thoughts and beliefs, as a young Christian follower in the Church. Her study led her to a position in Taranaki, where she was asked, What is a curate? Do you cure it?” Working in tikanga Pakeha, Mele has a wonderful story to tell. You can hear her being interviewed on Sweet Talk on Radio Taranaki https://www.accessradiotaranaki.com/player?ShowID=1316 … [Read more...]
Where is Bridie Going?
Kia ora! My name is Bridie Boyd and I am from a parish in Christchurch. I am involved in advocacy for women in the Church and I am about to represent our province at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. I would like some input from other people in our province so that my preparations and work during my time at the U.N is as effective as possible. This year, I am going as an Anglican representative. We are looking at the importance of engagement with faith communities, women and gender-based violence: transforming unjust structures of society, women and climate change: safeguarding the integrity of creation, and lastly, women and economic empowerment: responding to human … [Read more...]