I’m thrilled to offer a class at the Glen Workshop, run by the delicious folks at Image Journal, in July 2019 in New Mexico, USA. The Glen Workshop is a weeklong gathering that’s equal parts creative workshop, arts festival, and spiritual retreat. The class I’ll be offering is called ‘Poetry and Preaching’.
I’m delighted to be part of the team on the Burren Executive Leadership Retreat this August in County Clare. This retreat centres around some key questions:
What does it mean to grow myself to successfully meet the challenges I am facing?
Where are my peers; other leaders actively seeking their next horizon?
What role can we play in evolving leadership to meet the needs of the future?
I’m delighted to be one of the keynote speakers at the Reconciling Realities in Religious Education Conference organised by the European Forum for Teachers of Religious Education.
This conference takes place in Dublin this coming August. Information and booking are available through the links above. I will be speaking about how religious education can be used as a tool for mutual dialogue and understanding in places — like Ireland and Britain — where historical narratives continue into contemporary discord.
I’m delighted to speak at the Awaken gathering in Auckland from 15-17 February. Awaken is a gathering for LGBTI Christians. You can find more details of how to book on their website.
A retreat in a day led by Pádraig Ó Tuama and Simon Harger-Forde and hosted by the Auckland Spiritual Community in collaboration with the Corrymeela Community.
‘Saved by the Secular’
I’m delighted to give a public lecture on the evening of Monday 11th February at Stirling College, part of the Melbourne University of Divinity. The event starts at 6.30pm with a drinks reception, and the cost is $10 ($8 concession). This event is co-hosted by Spiritual Care Australia.
I will be one of the presenters at the Melbourne University of Divinity’s “"Theology and the Arts” gathering from 11-20 February 2019. I’ll be doing presentations on the morning and afternoon of the 11th February at Whitley College. Flyer is here and you can get more information (and apply) here.
I’m delighted to be part of a conference — Spirituality in Untrusting Waters — in Sydney, Australia in February 2019. The conference is a collaborative initiative of Uniting, Wesley Mission, Uniting Theological College and The Uniting Church in Australia Synod of NSW and ACT. Links are here and you can email for registration on pastoralstrength[@]uniting.org
An Advent Urban retreat with the Wild Goose collective at the Iona Community Offices in Glasgow exploring some of the lyrics and music of Leonard Cohen. Friday 30th Nov from 7pm-9pm, Saturday 1st December from 9am-4pm. For more information (and booking) click here.
I'm delighted to do a poetry reading with the Inclusive Drinks group in London.
Inclusive Drinks is supportive social group for anyone in the Southwark Cathedral community. This poetry event will meet in the Millenium Courtyard at Southwark Cathedral, on 23 August, just after evensong, at about 6.15-ish. It's free -- the eventbrite page for the event is here.
I'm doing a reading for the Belfast Book Festival at the Crescent Arts Centre on Wednesday 11th June at 6.30pm. The readings will (mostly) come from 'Sorry for your Troubles' - it should be a lovely night, we'll have some time for listening as well as talking.
I'm delighted to be going back to London this June (Friday evening 6th June - Sunday 8th June) to lead a retreat with the Moot community. This retreat - called 'Human Encounter in the Gospels' - will look at human interaction in the gospel texts, and consider these accounts through various lenses: the lens of literary analysis, the lens of prayer and the lens of our own lives.