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Found Out: Being Real About Faith and Sexuality

  • Course Dates: Thu 22 November 2018, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Our sexuality is key to our identity and wellbeing, and our faith journey.

It is closely intertwined with our gender and our spirituality. You may be in a pastoral or a therapeutic role; you may be exercising ministry – lay or ordained; or you may be negotiating the complexities of an institutional religious setting where the underlying inherited values of the Christian community feel to be at odds with our wider social context. Or you may simply wish to reflect in more depth on your personal spiritual journey. Or any combination of the above. You are welcome to a creative day reflecting on:

  • The reality of our experiences of gender and sexuality in our contemporary social context;
  • What have we ‘found out’ about ourselves, others and God through our experiences;
  • What have been our interactions, positive and negative, with the faith traditions that grew us, or that we have encountered later in life;
  • Creative ways forward in finding out for ourselves how we see God and what that means for ourselves and for our relationships, in all their variety and diversity.

Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries
aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception)

Course Details

Date:
Thu 22 November 2018
Time:
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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Tutor:
Alison Webster is the Social Responsibility Adviser for the Church of England Diocese of Oxford. She has also worked for the Student Christian Movement, The Christian Socialist Movement and the Institute for the Study of Christianity and Sexuality. She is the founder editor of two international journals, Theology and Sexuality, and Political Theology. Her latest book, ‘Found Out: Women’s Faith in Sexuality’, was published by DLT in September 2017. Alison is a Visiting Scholar for the Sarum Centre for Human Flourishing.
Course Code:
2432
Course Price:
£60, includes lunch and refreshments