Join Rev Lu at the vicarage to listen to the webinars followed by a discussion. The discussion will last a maximum of 1 hour.
There is a limit of 8 people per session.
See details below:
On the Significance of Religion in Violence Against Women and Girls Webinar
Wed, 30 November 2022, 17:00 – 18:00 GMT
Based on their substantial and significant empirical and in-depth exploratory research conducted in several countries within different Christian and Islamic contexts, Elisabet and Sandra will discuss how religion and religious actors contribute to violence against women and girls (VAWG), how it can play a role in helping to address VAWG and its consequences, and they aim to offer academics, practitioners and policymakers guidance in engaging with religion on VAWG prevention and response. This conversation provides insights into their forthcoming book On the Significance of Religion in Violence Against Women and Girls, to be published by Routledge in late 2022 as part of the series, Religion Matters – On the Significance of Religion in Global Issues.
Elisabet le Roux is Research Director of the Unit for Religion and Development Research at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Elisabet is a faith and development expert, with a particular focus on gender-based violence.
Sandra Pertek is a Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, UK, and gender specialist in humanitarian, development, and migration settings. Sandra has over a decade’s experience in international development.
Organiser and Chair: Professor Pauline Kollontai, Professor Emerita, York St John University
Ground Floor Guide to Hell
Monday 5 December, 7.30-8.30pm
Advent is a time when Christians think about the four last things: death, judgment, Heaven and Hell. This Ground Floor Guide dares to address the one that is talked about least. Peter Graystone, the Lay Training Officer for Southwark Diocese, will take an insistently impartial approach as he presents the various ways Christians and Jews have thought about Hell down the centuries.
Where have the associated images of fire and torment come from? How have Christians come to different opinions about whether such a state exists and what it involves? And if Christians really believe Hell exists and is so terrifying, how can they do anything else day-inday- out but try to rescue people from it?
Ground Floor Guide to the Apocrypha
Tuesday 14 March, 7.30-8.30pm, Zoom, free
Alongside the Old Testament is a series of books which Anglicans regard as useful, but not having the same authority as the Bible. They are called the Apocrypha. The New Testament also has an Apocrypha, which doesn’t appear in Bibles but has insights into what the world was like for Christians in the hundred years after Jesus lived. Have these fascinating books got anything to say to us today, or should we regard them warily?
Peter Graystone, the Lay Training Officer for Southwark Diocese, will introduce the Apocrypha in an evening of witty surprises and uplifting discoveries.