The Gospel, Redemption and Shame
9.30am-12.30pm, 14th October 2020
Hosted by the Transforming Shame Network
An online conference for church leaders, pioneers and those engaged in mission to explore the issue of shame theologically and missionally. It will be both an introduction for those beginning to explore issues of shame in faith contexts, as well as an opportunity for deeper learning and sharing for those already aware of the impact of this issue.

Sessions, each followed by Q&A will include:
๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป, practical and pastoral theologian and author of ๐‘บ๐’‰๐’‚๐’Ž๐’†: ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’†๐’๐’“๐’š, ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’‚๐’‘๐’š, ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’†๐’๐’๐’๐’ˆ๐’š ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐‘บ๐’‚๐’—๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐‘ญ๐’‚๐’„๐’†, in conversation with ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฑ ๐——๐—ฟ ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐˜† ๐—ก๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ต, Director of the Institute for Children, Youth and Mission and writer of ๐‘บ๐’‰๐’‚๐’Ž๐’† ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ช๐’‰๐’–๐’“๐’„๐’‰: ๐‘ฌ๐’™๐’‘๐’๐’๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐‘ป๐’“๐’‚๐’๐’”๐’‡๐’๐’“๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐‘ท๐’“๐’‚๐’„๐’•๐’Š๐’„๐’†;

๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—”๐—ป๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฒ addressing the issue of racism and shame. Director of The Oxford Centre for Religion and Culture at Oxford University, he is the author of ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’†๐’๐’๐’๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐‘ฉ๐’“๐’†๐’™๐’Š๐’•: ๐‘จ ๐‘ณ๐’Š๐’ƒ๐’†๐’“๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’Š๐’”๐’• ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐‘ท๐’๐’”๐’•๐’„๐’๐’๐’๐’๐’Š๐’‚๐’ ๐‘ช๐’“๐’Š๐’•๐’Š๐’’๐’–๐’† and editor of ๐‘ฉ๐’๐’‚๐’„๐’Œ ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’†๐’๐’๐’๐’ˆ๐’š: ๐‘จ๐’ ๐‘ฐ๐’๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’‚๐’ ๐‘ฑ๐’๐’–๐’“๐’๐’‚๐’;

Talk on Sexuality and Shame by ๐—๐—ฎ๐˜†๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ข๐˜‡๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ, Member of General Synod & Governmentโ€™s LGBT Advisory Panel. Her biography is entitled, ๐‘ฑ๐’–๐’”๐’• ๐‘ณ๐’๐’—๐’†: ๐‘จ ๐‘ฑ๐’๐’–๐’“๐’๐’†๐’š ๐’๐’‡ ๐‘บ๐’†๐’๐’‡ ๐‘จ๐’„๐’„๐’†๐’‘๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’„๐’†;

A new, original poem on shame by artist and poet ๐—›๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—•๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ, regular at Greenbelt, the Edinburgh Fringe and the youngest ever Poetry World Slam Champion in 2012;

A facilitated discussion on the Bible and shame in response to a video with ๐—๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฅ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น, tutor in Church History, Preaching and Spirituality at the Queenโ€™s Foundation, Birmingham drawing on material from her new book ๐‘ญ๐’๐’“๐’ƒ๐’Š๐’…๐’…๐’†๐’ ๐‘ญ๐’“๐’–๐’Š๐’• ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐‘ญ๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’๐’†๐’‚๐’—๐’†๐’”: ๐‘น๐’†๐’‚๐’…๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ฉ๐’Š๐’ƒ๐’๐’† ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐‘บ๐’‰๐’‚๐’Ž๐’†๐’…;

Another opportunity for a group discussion, this time on shame and mission provoked by input from ๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜‡๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€ of WEC International whose book is called ๐‘ณ๐’๐’๐’Œ๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐‘บ๐’‰๐’‚๐’Ž๐’† ๐’Š๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ฌ๐’š๐’†;

In addition, a couple of short creative sessions on body prayer with ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฑ ๐—”๐—น๐—ถ ๐——๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜† and craft activity by ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฑ ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ ๐—™๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ.

The ๐’•๐’Š๐’„๐’Œ๐’†๐’• ๐’‘๐’“๐’Š๐’„๐’† ๐’๐’‡ ยฃ10 (ยฃ5 ๐’–๐’๐’˜๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’†๐’…) includes all the video content, access to the live-streamed talks and an opportunity to participate in on-line discussion groups and put your questions or comments to the contributors. For more information and interactive resources, go to Transforming Shame on Facebook.
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