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For Us Men and For Our Salvation? When Feminism, Ritual and Liturgy Collide

  • Course Dates: Tue 8 June, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Much of the liturgy used in church settings speaks overwhelmingly of male experience, language and shaping, which has not only formed church culture, but has been influential in forming wider society.

Efforts to reimagine liturgy to reflect the feminine and women’s experiences have been deemed transgressive and gained little mainstream traction.

In light of recent events perhaps now is the time for the church to review the language it uses and ask how it has contributed to a culture where huge numbers of women within our society feel unsafe and silenced.

As language helps to form culture, what can the church do to alter its language to help create safer spaces for women to feel heard, recognized and valued within the story of human and divine connection?

This session will provide an opportunity for you to draw on your creativity to imagine how the language of worship could speak more broadly, richly and deeply of the whole of human experience, thereby promoting healing both within the church and the wider culture.

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Tue 8 June
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
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Sarum College
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Sarum College

The session will draw on prize-winning research and poetics from Ruth Wells and Sue Hart. Ruth is a published poet, feminist and lead chaplain at Bournemouth University and The Arts University Bournemouth. Sue is a singer-songwriter, writer, feminist and guerilla priest. Both are ordained members of the Church of England.
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