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Faith, Science & Sexuality - special offer for Open Church Network Members

The Ozanne Foundation is running a one-day-event entitled ‘Faith, Science & Sexuality’ and we have a special offer for Open Church Network Members.

 

Sat, December 8, 2018              9:30 AM – 4:30 PM             

St. Johns Church, Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road, London. SE1 8TY

 

With an impressive list of presenters the day should prove to be both interesting and thought-provoking and Open Church Network Members are being offered a discounted ticket rate.

Some irresponsible honesty from Pope Francis

Ben Payne responds to recent media coverage of the Pope's new book launch.

Pope Francis is ‘concerned’ about a ‘serious issue’; he’s also, returning to the kind of language we have long expected from the Catholic Church hierarchy.

I’m also concerned: concerned that contrary to his previous ‘moderniser’ track-record there is still old-fashioned intolerance at the heart of what he says.  I’m concerned by the lack of compassion is his recent statements.  I’m concerned by his apparent lack of understanding of how his utterances contribute to pain and suffering.

A matter of justice and love.

The Rev’d Dr Jonathan Tallon talks about teaching what the Bible has to say on sexuality.

Around one of the tables in front of me sit two students. One is a gay minister; the other comes from a conservative evangelical background. Other tables are filled with more students, male and female, from different denominations, traditions and countries.

I take an inward breath. I will need to tread carefully.  I am about to teach on Paul, his letter to the Romans and homosexuality.

Five small steps to becoming a more socially active church

Becoming more active in the community can be daunting for any church – however big or small.  Dave Parr, CEO of Oasis Community Partnerships shares his top five tips on how to get started.

For the last couple of years, I’ve been helping to lead an Oasis course called ‘Active Church.’  The premise is simple – a few church leaders gather and listen to us tell the story of Oasis and how we’ve engaged with our communities across the world and we, similarly, listen to their stories. 

Jill Rowe on the Oasis model and empowering women

Oasis is a movement led by women and motivated to empower women around the world.  On International Women’s Day, we caught up with Jill Rowe – Oasis Ethos and Formation Director – for a 60-second chat on what the Oasis values and model mean for gender equality and female empowerment.

Oasis often talks about its ‘9 Habits’.  How do these encourage gender equality and empowerment?