Inclusive Church Blog

01/15/2021
  Thank you for inviting me to speak to your network of churches. My name is Ruth Wilde. I am the National Coordinator of the UK-based charity Inclusive Church, which works with churches on all areas of inclusion. I am speaking to you today from Birmingham in England and it’s really lovely to be...
12/30/2020
ADHD has an effect on the prefrontal cortex
ADHD affects the prefrontal cortex. A couple of years ago, I wrote a blog for Inclusive Church about being an introvert. When I look back at it now, I realise that some of the things I described are likely not just to do with being introvert, but to do with my very recently diagnosed ADHD. More on...
12/18/2020
  In my ignorance, I sat down with ‘Transdeus’ ready (and hoping) to read a positive Christian argument on being trans - a mixture of autobiography, stories and theology. I hadn’t realised that Paul Van Der Spiegel’s book is a novel. But that isn’t to say that I didn’t get what I’d anticipated. The...
11/27/2020
  Book Review: I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown   Austin Channing Brown’s engaging and eminently readable book describes growing up, coming of age and how she developed her own capacities for survival as a Black Christian American woman.  Austin...
11/20/2020
  “I suppose the pleasure of country life lies really in the eternally renewed evidences of the determination to live. “ Vita Sackville-West “Paradoxically, city people are the ones who praise the charms of country life. Exhausted by the busy and noisy city, they idealize the green tranquillity of...
11/20/2020
Photo of young people at the baptism of an infant.
  My name is Judith and I'm conducting some PhD research around how a new generation of Christians formulate their sexual ethics. I don’t just mean “young Christians” - I think that there is a new sort of Christian emerging, all across the world. These Christians can be found across denominations,...
10/29/2020
  This most compelling book is about the evolution and identity of the Nazareth Community at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London. Rev Richard Carter serves as an NSM there, among immigrants, the desperate, homeless, and broken. It is lived experience and practice within fully inclusive communities....
10/29/2020
  'With the pandemic heightening an already divided and unequal society, what lessons can people of faith learn to enable us to build a more inclusive church?' My friend Anna send me a text message back in May saying that her friend and fellow midwife had died. She was only 29 and Anna was...
09/23/2020
  Below, June answers questions which she didn't have time for on the evening of the annual lecture. If you want to watch the lecture again, click here.   Where can I get a music thing like the lantern shape music instrument? Sounds heavenly... looks gorgeous... loving the stories and song... These...
07/30/2020
  The short reflection following on below was written in 2015. I went to my archives and re–read it after the recent Chichester Episcopal Ordinations (July 2020), where the similar process as in 2015 of separate consecrations took place to avoid hands being laid on the prospective male bishop by a...

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