Upcoming conference: To Have and to Hold – the Theology of Marriage

Saturday, 27 September 2014, 10:30–16:00 at St John’s Waterloo


Queries: conferences@LGBTIanglican.org.uk.
Bookings: www.ToHaveAndToHoldTheTheologyOfMarriage.eventbrite.co.uk.

A one-day conference on the theology of marriage in the light of equal marriage

St John’s Church, Waterloo Road, London SE1 8TY
Saturday, 27 September 2014, 10:00–16.30 with:

Adrian Thatcher, University of Exeter
Charlotte Methuen, University of Glasgow
Scot Peterson, Oxford University
Alan Wilson, Bishop of Buckingham

Hosted by the LGBTI Anglican Coalition

Recognising current unease in the Church of England over same-sex marriage, the conference will ask whether there is a theological basis for expanding the definition of marriage. If so, what might a theology of equal marriage include?

£25/£10 concessions including lunch

For further information: Flyer [PDF].

Whatever happened to liberal Christianity? (2014 Inclusive Church Lecture)

20140517-IC logoThe lecture will take place on Thursday, 10 July 2014, 18:00–20:00 at All Saints, Pavement High Ousegate, York YO1 8RZ. It is taking place in York to coincide with the beginning of General Synod.

The 2014 Inclusive Church Lecture will be given by Linda Woodhead. Linda is the Professor of Sociology of Religion at Lancaster University. Many will be aware of Linda’s recent contribution to the Church Times ‘Church Health Check’ series.

Free tickets for the Lecture are available at: www.iclecture2014.eventbrite.co.uk

The event will include the Annual General Meeting of Inclusive Church and an opportunity to preview the first 2 books in the Inclusive Church book series. Published by Darton, Longman and Todd the first books will be on Mental Health and Disability. Pre-launch books will be available.

It would be great to have a large number of Inclusive Church members and supporters at this event.

Living in prophetic hope (Changing Attitude workshop)

20140501-Poster17 May 2014, 10:30–16:00

Workshop: “Living in prophetic hope” Changing Attitude Greater London event
St Martin-in-the-Fields, London WC2N 4JJ

This workshop prays through and with the stories of individuals who have tapped into prophetic hope in the midst of homophobic oppression. It focuses on the story of the martyred Ugandan organizer David Kato, who, with his religious and secular friends, resisted the anti-gay witch-hunts in his own country; and it focuses on the stories of local panelists from Africa and Britain, who have fought for LGBTI and immigrant justice here in London. Through discussion, reflection, and prayer, we hope to discover the ways that God is stirring up prophetic hope in our own lives.

More information [PDF].

Taking a chance on God

2 November 2013, 10:30–17:00, at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London

A day long workshop for LGBTQ Christians and their friends.

How are we called to be disciples and leaders? What does our experience as LGBTQ Christians, or as straight friends, teach us about trust, faith, and spiritual growth?

This day long workshop in the heart of London at historic St. Martin-in-the-Fields offers fellowship, input, and space for those who feel called to deeper reflection, and for those who feel inspired to spirit-led action.

Press Release [PDF].

“Blessed are the Brave” 2013 Corrymeela conference

25–27 January 2013, Corrymeela Centre, Ballycastle, Northern Ireland

A retreat for LGB&T affirming faith leaders.

Many people of faith do not feel represented by the public voices who decry LGB&T lives, loves and stories. However, it can be difficult to find support and solidarity. The Corrymeela Community is delighted to invite you to this residential retreat weekend. It will be a time to learn from and deepen our commitment to LGB&T voices of faith.

Website: corrymeela.org. Email: retreats@corrymeela.org.

Invitation [PDF].