humbler church Bigger God w/c Friday 17th June 2022

Friday 17th June 2022 | Shut In Shut Out Shut Up: Race

Intersectionality is a way of describing how social categories (eg disability, race) combine to create overlapping systems of discrimination or disadvantage. In this 4th series of Shut In, Shut Out, Shut Up we explore the intersectional experience of disability and neurodiversity, gender, mental health, sexuality, race and poverty. What are the key issues in the context of faith? What are our calls to the church?

Since 2012 the Living Edge conference has held space for disabled and neurodivergent people to gather, to resource each other and the church. It's a partnership between St Martin in the Fields and Inclusive Church. These HeartEdge events share some of this experience, providing new space to ask challenging questions. Join us for more honest conversations.

16:30 (BST) | Zoom | Register here


Tuesday 14th June | Sermon Preparation with Sam Wells and Sally Hitchiner

16:30 (BST) | Livestreamed here. | Catch up on previous weeks sessions here.



Wednesday 15th June 2022 | Community of Practitioners workshop


Email our Sheppard Scholar, Shaun on shaun.obrien@smitf.org to register and receive a Zoom link! 

We're reading Sam's book, Improvisation.

16:00 (BST) | Zoom Meeting


Friday 24th June 2022 | Shut In Shut Out Shut Up: Poverty


Intersectionality is a way of describing how social categories (eg disability, race) combine to create overlapping systems of discrimination or disadvantage. In this 4th series of Shut In, Shut Out, Shut Up we explore the intersectional experience of disability and neurodiversity, gender, mental health, sexuality, race and poverty. What are the key issues in the context of faith? What are our calls to the church?

Since 2012 the Living Edge conference has held space for disabled and neurodivergent people to gather, to resource each other and the church. It's a partnership between St Martin in the Fields and Inclusive Church. These HeartEdge events share some of this experience, providing new space to ask challenging questions. Join us for more honest conversations.

16:30 (BST) | Zoom | Register here.


SEPTEMBER | humbler church Bigger God conference

Check out heartedge.org/conference2022

Tuesday 27 & Wednesday 28 September 2022
Venue: Ascension Church, Hulme Manchester 

This September HeartEdge welcomes Scottish hymn writer and Church of Scotland minister John Bell, Anglican priest, poet and feminist theologian Rachel Mann, Global South theologian Anderson Jeremiah and many other exciting contributors, for a two-day conference: “humbler church, Bigger God” – a gathering of the HeartEdge community in Manchester (27 & 28 September 2022).

The programme also includes Andrew Graystone, Grace Thomas, Molly Boot, Kathy Versfeld, Anthony Reddie, Azariah France-Williams and of course, our own Sam Wells. There will be many other contributors, and every participant brings their own insights and perspective.

On the Tuesday evening the Conference will include, in partnership with the Church Times and SCM press, the annual Theology Slam.

The HeartEdge Conference is a practical, two-day intensive of ideas, theology and connecting. It includes workshops on enterprise and commerce, launching cultural projects, developing congregations and sustaining community response, plus time to make connections and find encouragements. This two-day intensive will pack in lots and prioritise practical input and resources.

Some of the sessions will happen in other community venues in Hulme or around the City Centre.

Further information

Further information is available from: andy.salmon@smitf.org.

Ticket Prices:

Early Bird £110 (before 30 June)
Full price £150
Under 25 £75
Day rate:

Early Bird £55 (before 30 June)
Full price £75
Under 25 £35

For tickets go to: https://bit.ly/3s8wACW 

We don’t want ticket prices to be a barrier to anyone coming so get in touch if you think they may be.

Accommodation

For those wanting accommodation for the conference, Luther King House is offering rooms at the reduced rate of £40 a night single (£50 a night double or twin) including breakfast. Limited availability. To book, email reception@lkh.co.uk or call 0161 224 6404 and quote ‘HeartEdge Conference’.