Found Out - Transgressive Faith and Sexuality with Alison Webster
When: Sunday, 22 Oct 2017 5:45PM | Where: St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, London, W1 J0
More than twenty years after Found Wanting, her acclaimed critique of Christian approaches to women’s sexuality, Alison Webster presents a positive book of practical theology that gives voice to the experiences of marginalised women making sense of their spirituality and sexuality. She explores what has changed over two decades, and the challenges that remain. She puts forward a new model of faith identity based on Jesus as a boundary crosser (divine/human) and reclaims as positive the often painful and challenging place of being ‘in-between’, of not belonging.
Alison Webster has worked for her whole career in the field of Christian social justice. She has worked for the Student Christ...ian Movement, The Christian Socialist Movement and the Institute for the Study of Christianity and Sexuality, and two Church of England Dioceses. She was a founder editor of two international journals, Theology and Sexuality, and Political Theology. She is author of ‘Found Wanting: Women, Christianity and Sexuality (Cassell, 1995), ‘Wellbeing’ (SCM Press, 2002), and ‘You Are Mine: Reflections on who we are’ (SPCK 2009), and also of numerous resource materials and online publications in the field of social justice and faith. She is Chair of an arts charity called Amaka Beautiful Child (ABC), which works for personal and social transformation through poetry, art, music, dance and drama.
Join for a robust evening discussion over food and drink!
5.45pm - 7.30pm