2018 is the 50th anniversary of women's ordination in the Church of Scotland and also the 100th anniversary of partial female enfranchisement. The talk will focus on Scotland, in particularly the Presbyterian tradition in the last 150 years.
The talk will be given by Dr Lesley Orr who is engaged in initiatives for active citizenship in Scotland, and recently coordinated commemorations for the 50th anniversary of women’s ordination in the Church of Scotland.
Lesley is an historian, theologian and activist for gender justice, who is on the gender justice policy task group of the World Communion of Reformed Churches, and is a member of the Iona Community.
Upcoming talks in the Thinking Allowed series.
08/11/18 John Miller - Silent Heroes: Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times
Especially for Armistice week , this talk is based on John's book for which he collected first-hand accounts of the war experiences of working-class men and women of Glasgow. Their stories are from the front and at home.
22/11/18 Charlotte Methuen - Reforming Women and female authority
In this talk Charlotte Methuen, a world expert, will explore the little known role of women in the Reformation.
07/02/18 TED talk - Robert Waldinger - How to be happy and healthy as we go through life
As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life.
07/03/18 Ross John Greer MSP - A revolutionary movement? Saving the Kirk
Building on his provocative and thought-provoking address at the General Assembly in 2018 Ross will explore the role of Jesus as a radical.
This talk is part of a series run by Thinking allowed at Orchardhill - there is also a set of talks given at Cairns Church, 11 Buchanan Street, Milngavie, full details are on their website: www.cairnschurch.org.uk
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