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Reclaiming the F Word

Natalie Collins and Gender Reconciliation International

Saturday, 1 March 2014 from 10:00 to 16:00 (GMT)

Reclaiming the F Word

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A conference for anyone interested in faith and feminism from a Christian perspective. The day will include workshops, discussion, presentations, prayer and refreshments.

We are asking people to consider donating £5 to cover costs.  We will not be providing lunch; you are welcome to bring your own or buy food from nearby shops.  Please book in so we have an idea of how many people are attending and you can donate on the day.

Contributors include:

Dr Kristin Aune is senior lecturer in sociology at the University of Derby and co-author (with Catherine Redfern) of Reclaiming the F Word: The New Feminist Movement.

Caroline Mackenzie is an artist and writer based in Suffolk.  For 12 years she lived in both a Christian Art Ashram and a Hindu temple town.  These exposures broadened the symbolic language available to her for articulating the relationship of female subjectivity to the Divine.  She has held numerous exhibitions and undertaken commissions for the Church and private individuals both in India and Europe. 

Natalie Collins works to prevent and respond to violence against women and enables others to do the same.  She is also the Creator of DAY, an innovative youth domestic abuse education programme and she speaks and trains on understanding and ending domestic abuse and other gender related issues nationally and internationally.

Rev. Pam Smith is the web pastor of i-church. Before she was ordained, she worked in education, health and as a prison chaplain. Pam is currently working on a book about online mission and ministry to be published later this year. She is married and has two grown up sons and a demanding cat.

The Dwell Project is led by Roxy & Eddie. Dwell prevents domestic violence against women at the frontline of Christian-Muslim relations in the UK & Pakistan. They have over 25 years combined experience in the field of Christian-Muslim relations, living & working as far afield as London, Syria, & Pakistan. (

Rev. Dr Terry Biddington has been coordinating chaplain for the Manchester HE community since 2003. His MA dissertation 'Feminist Hermeneutics and Midrash' earned an Outstanding Distinction. His most recent book: "Risk-shaped Preaching: Preaching Outside the Box" explores ways in which the sermon creates a generative space for people to hear and respond in their own fashion to the calling of the Spirit of God/dess."  

Alex Young is a feminist who is interested in lgbt and particularly trans* perspectives. Currently working as the Student Worker at St. Peter's House, Alex is discerning a calling for ministry and what this means as a trans person.  

Rev, Anna Macham is Vicar at St Phillips, Avondale Square, Old Kent Road, She has previously been chaplain of Kings College London and a priest at Southwark Cathedral.

David Benjamin Blower is a writer, musician and activist from Birmingham. He is the author of the book Kingdom vs Empire and he and his wife Kate have been involved in the No More Page 3 campaign. He is interested in awakening the Church to the social and political imperatives of the Gospel.

Rachel Mann is an Anglican vicar and also Resident Poet at Manchester Cathedral. A former Teaching Fellow in philosophy, her theological work has focused on feminist/trans liturgy. She is the author of two books, Dazzling Darkness & The Risen Dust and is currently writing a PhD on 19th century women's poetry.

Do you have questions about Reclaiming the F Word? Contact Natalie Collins and Gender Reconciliation International

When & Where

St Peter’s House
Oxford Road
M13 9GH Manchester
United Kingdom

Saturday, 1 March 2014 from 10:00 to 16:00 (GMT)

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Natalie Collins and Gender Reconciliation International

Natalie Collins is a Gender Justice Specialist. She set up Spark and works to enable individuals and organisations to prevent and respond to male violence against women. She is also the Creator of the DAY Programme, an innovative youth domestic abuse and exploitation education programme. She speaks and writes on understanding and ending gender injustice nationally and internationally.

Gender Reconcilation International fosters new dimensions of transformational healing and reconciliation between women and men. No society on earth is free of gender imbalance between the masculine and feminine. Both women and men are afflicted by gender injustice, and each needs the other for a true and complete healing.

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