Posts Tagged “theology”

Becoming Human Together theological reflection published

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Becoming Human Together theological reflection published

A new theological reflection on migration – Becoming Human Together – has been published [PDF] by Christian Aid Scotland and Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees. The resource explores how Christian Reformed theology relates to faith and forced migration and was part inspired by last summer’s Shoulder to Shoulder interfaith pilgrimage. Four areas of practice for theological…

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Ecumenical Youth Council in Europe’s course on the Theology of Migration

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Ecumenical Youth Council in Europe’s course on the Theology of Migration

Twenty one young people recently attended a Theology of Migration course held in Stockholm. The Ecumenical Youth Council in Europe organised the week long event to look at the migration and to develop a common theology of migration. The ecumenical delegates from across Europe, Lebanon and Armenia were conscious of the different denominational and national…

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Wanderings in the Wilderness or the Promised Land?

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Wanderings in the Wilderness or the Promised Land?

We all know the Exodus story. The story of the Israelites’ captivity as enslaved peoples in Egypt living under the harsh treatment of the authorities at the time. We know of their miraculous escape led by Moses through the waters of the Red Sea and of their wanderings in the wilderness for 40 years. 40…

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Ruth & Naomi: a contemporary re-telling

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Ruth & Naomi: a contemporary re-telling

In the days when the EU and nation states ruled there was a war raging in the land and a certain woman, Naomi and her family lived in Aleppo. But the husband of Naomi was killed when a bomb destroyed the family’s business. Her eldest son had married a woman called Orpah but was shot…

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Who do you say I am?

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Who do you say I am?

Clare McBeath is co-principal of Northern Baptist College and was one of the women who took part in the Churches Together in Britain and Ireland women’s delegation to visit Greece, May 2016. I was welcomed into someone’s home. It was immaculately clean, tidy and soft underfoot, the shade providing a welcome relief from the blistering…

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The Song of the Vineyard – a song of lament but also of hope

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The Song of the Vineyard – a song of lament but also of hope

“They shall build houses and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit.” (Isaiah 65: 21 NRSV) The Bible has many stories and passages that speak about the idea of the vineyard. In Isaiah the vineyard appears as part of the vision of a new heaven and a new earth,. The idea that…

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For is not life more than bread?

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For is not life more than bread?

Clare McBeath is co-principal of Northern Baptist College and was one of the women who took part in the Churches Together in Britain and Ireland women’s delegation to visit Greece, May 2016. This reflection is based on a conversation with Voula who runs the “Bridges Project” in Athens and in the port of Piraeus working…

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We are all migrants as well as hosts

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We are all migrants as well as hosts

Clare McBeath is co-principal of Northern Baptist College and was one of the women who took part in the Churches Together in Britain and Ireland women’s delegation to visit Greece, May 2016. A few weeks ago we took a risk. We took a risk in suspending the regular teaching programme at Luther King House (Manchester)…

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Theological Reflections on Migration (CCME)

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Theological Reflections on Migration (CCME)

Theological Reflections on Migration (CCME) Writing in the introduction, editors Benz H.R. Schär and Ralf Geisler note that “theological thinking does not naturally put us in touch with the field of migration”. Migration doesn’t occur in the indices of current works on dogmatics or ethics. This is not surprising where systematic theologians live in ivory…

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