Good God! Sexuality and Gender Equality in the Church Impossibility or Imperative?

Good God! Sexuality and Gender Equality in the Church Impossibility or Imperative?

When: Saturday, 20 Jul 2019 10:00AM  |  Where: St Mark’s Church, Broomfield Road, Sheffield, S10 2SE

A day for those who want to engage with what equality might look like in the Church of England.

This is a day for those who want to see change within the Church of England.

It is an opportunity to spend time together exploring how we can develop a strongly positive theological voice in these areas.

Our lead speaker is Andrew Foreshew-Cain (chaplain of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford) one of the voices behind “Equal”, the campaign calling for an end to the church’s ban on same-sex weddings.

Sue Hammersley (Vicar of St Mark’s) will offer some opening theological reflections.

You will have the opportunity to participate in two of these Workshops:

What is gender? led by Lu Skerratt and Frances Gray

This interactive session will explore what we mean by gender, gender identity, and how we live as Christians in a gendered world.

Relationship ethics, led by Imogen Clout

We will look at a variety of issues which may include: What constitutes sexual ethics? Are all relationships equal? What relationships are appropriate in a changing context?

What does scripture say? led by Janet Morley

We will explore several different ways of approaching scripture to find out what it 'says' about contemporary issues, then looking at particular passages in detail. Please bring a bible for this workshop.

The politics of power, led by Jeremy Clines

First, Jeremy offers a deconstruction of how Church continues to oppress. Second is a facilitated conversation on needed changes for liberation in ecclesial structures.

Equal Opportunities? led by Andrew Foreshew-Cain and Rosalind Rutherford

In what  ways are the experiences of women in the C of E, and LGBTI+ people similar, and where are there are significant differences? What are key (campaigning) issues at the moment?

£10 (£5 for students and unwaged), including lunch

                       

We intend that this will be a safe place for LGBTQIA+ people

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