Thursday, 26 March 2009

Word on the Street

Inclusive Church is delighted to announce its next residential conference on Monday 5th - Wednesday 7th October 2009.

“Word on the Street - reading the Bible inclusively” will be a three day conference at the Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire to help us see how Holy Scripture does indeed:

  • call us to a faith in God which draws all people to God
  • root and ground our call on the Anglican Church to live out the promise of Jesus’ inclusive Gospel within its three-fold ministries of deacon, priest and bishop
  • celebrate the gifts of all members of the Body of Christ, regardless of their gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation

With Workshops, Bible studies, Worship, Plenary, Meals and Bar

The keynote speakers are:

  • Revd Prof Richard Burridge, Dean of King’s College, London
    SEX, RACE, AND INCLUSIVE READING
  • Dr Paula Gooder, Freelance writer and lecturer in Biblical Studies
    INCLUSION AND ST PAUL
  • Dr Robert Beckford, Educator, author and award-winning broadcaster
    WAS JESUS INCLUSIVE?
  • Speaker to be confirmed
    INCLUSION IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
  • Canon Giles Goddard, Chair, Inclusive Church
    INCLUSION, THE WORLD AND THE CHURCH

The cost is £195. Students and those on low income £130. Residential ordinands and stipendiary curates £90.

For a flyer and booking form follow this link. Book early to avoid disappointment!

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What a wonderful, timely and much-needed initiative on the part of 'Inclusive Church' - on behalf of all who are intent on finding a viable and trustworthy apologetic for the authentic and rightful place of women and gays in the Church and in the world.

For those of us who live too far away to be part of this ground-breaking and exciting development in Bible Study, it is hoped that a concise and helpful programme of Bible Studies can be made available on a Communion-wide basis, so that our clergy and parishioners may benefit from its outcome. We shall be praying for the success of this important move forward in today's Christian formation and education of clergy and people.

Posted by: Father Ron Smith on Friday, 27 March 2009 at 11:40pm GMT

Speaker to be confirmed
INCLUSION IN THE OLD TESTAMENT

Referring to the Hebrew Scriptures as 'the Old Testament' is not very inclusive, and I find it off-putting.

No wonder no-one has been found to take up the challenge.

Posted by: Rev L Roberts on Monday, 30 March 2009 at 11:10pm BST
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