‘I choose not to collaborate in my own oppression’ – Sister Jeannine Gramick on 40+ years of ministry among LGBT Catholics

‘I choose not to collaborate in my own oppression’ – Sister Jeannine Gramick on 40+ years of ministry among LGBT Catholics

THESE were the courageous words of the keynote speaker at this year's annual conference of Quest, which offers pastoral support for LGBT Catholics in the UK, writes Kieran, one of our Local Missional Leaders.

Sister Jeannine Gramick has cared and campaigned for the LGBT community in the USA since 1971, two years before Quest was founded.

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Suffering Servant Songs in Isaiah

Suffering Servant Songs in Isaiah

Whether you love it or hate it (or somewhere in between), the Bible is central to our faith. This month, four different speakers will explore why their favourite Bible passages are important to them. On July 9th, Mark Waters from our sister church St Dunstan's, reflected on some texts from Isaiah which anticipate the life of Jesus and show that the Christ event was already active, long before Jesus was born. This challenges received ideas about Christianity.

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What's so special about Christianity?

What's so special about Christianity?

Jonathan Clatworthy, Honorary Assistant Priest at St Bride's and former General Secretary of Modern Church, is leading our new series of gatherings on the fourth Sunday evening each month. This series of talks and discussions in the context of a Communion service & pizza is exploring 'What's so special about religion?' Jonathan gave us the final instalment last Sunday reflecting on 'What's so special about Christianity?'. The following is an extract from this reflection.

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What's so special about the Bible?

What's so special about the Bible?

Jonathan Clatworthy from St Bride's and Modern Church is leading our new series of gatherings on the fourth Sunday evening each month. This series of talks and discussions in the context of a Communion service & pizza is exploring 'What's so special about religion?' Jonathan gave us the third instalment last Sunday reflecting on 'What's so special about the Bible?'. 

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Former Commonwealth sportswoman from Uganda seeking asylum in Liverpool

Former Commonwealth sportswoman from Uganda seeking asylum in Liverpool

THIS ADVENT we have been reflecting on the theme of journeys, and hearing each week from members of our community.

On Sunday 11th December we heard a reflection from Margaret Nankabirwa, a former Commonwealth Games competitor from Uganda, who first came to Hope+ Food Bank in autumn 2015 with her partner Lydia. Together they are seeking asylum in the UK because their lives would be at risk if they return to Uganda.

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