October 8, 2011

On a journey

or, Where I'll be next week...
In mid-October, the Chicago Consultation and the Ujamaa Centre of the University of KwaZulu-Natal will convene a gathering in South Africa to strengthen mission and advocacy connections among Anglicans who are interested in the theology of human sexuality and justice. We believe that deeper connections with each other will make it easier for us to work together in mission and to communicate productively when challenging Communion-wide issues arise. The co-conveners of the consultation are Professor Gerald West, director of the Ujamaa Centre, and Professor Esther Mombo of St. Paul's University in Limuru, Kenya.
The consultation, which will involve about 55 people and last for three days, will be grounded in the Indaba process, prayer and Bible study and will explore theological perspectives on human sexuality and justice. Participants will include theologians, bishops, church leaders, grassroots advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and other people willing to engage in intensive conversations across cultural boundaries.
The participants in the consultation will share their experiences with the wider church through stories and video reflections and through the report of a listening team led by the Rev. Janet Trisk, a representative to the Anglican Consultative Council from the Church of Southern Africa.

from the pre-event release

Tobias Stanislas Haller BSG

5 comments:

JCF said...

That's not the same "on a journey" with which Elijah taunted the prophets of Ba'al (re Ba'al), I take it? ;-p

PseudoPiskie said...

Prayers for safe travels and constructive listening!

Grandmère Mimi said...

Godspeed on your journey, Tobias. I pray the Indaba process goes well. I'm pleased to know grassroots folks will be included in the conversations.

Tobias Stanislas Haller said...

Thanks to all. JCF, I certainly hope not! But it's the longest plane flight I've ever taken, and I"ve been warned to exercise the limbs... and have an aisle seat! PP, I'm part of the listeners mentioned in the last 'graph.. and I'm keeping my ears and heart open!

Mimi the cast of characters is quite broad and inclusive -- stay tuned for the reports!

Brother David said...

I am sure the folks at Viagraville will have lots to say regarding that High Priestess of Pansexuality, the Revd Trisk. They extremely dislike her being on the Standing Committee of the ACC.

Safe travels Hermano Padre. Get up and walk around a bit whenever possible, deep vein thrombosis is a risk of long flights.