Telling Encounters: Stories of Disability, Faith, Church and God

Telling Encounters was a day-long conference on the stories of disabled and neurodivergent people, hosted for the first time online in partnership with HeartEdge via Zoom. The theme of ‘Telling Encounters’ centred on the stories and experiences of disabled and neurodivergent people in how we encounter God, including our ministry as disabled and neurodivergent people, […]

IC Stories: Anne Dannerolle

I first came across Inclusive Church in 2017, when I invited Ruth Wilde and Peterson Toscano to the church on their UK tour. I am a church minister of Hull Community Church, and over 25 years we had moved from being a conservative evangelical church, to fully inclusive and registering the church for same-sex weddings. […]

IC Stories: Dan Barnes-Davies

I think my first involvement was an invite to Young Inclusive Church in Waterloo back in 2012. Then I somehow became YIC liaison on the board before being persuaded to stand for election at the next AGM. Those 8 years have included my entire process of ordination from first exploration to post-curate; but through becoming […]

Book Review: I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness

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 is currently a well-known media producer, author, workshop leader and speaker on racial justice in America. The reader will be quickly become immersed into experiences […]

Covid, Inclusion and the Countryside

“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 the country life, forgetting that besides its […]