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Inclusive Gathering Talks

By Inclusive Gathering Birmingham
We're a diverse church gathered together by a common dream:
to become a truly inclusive faith community, where doubt and difference are a welcome part of our journey together toward Jesus.

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Hidden Disability & Inclusion
We are joined by guest Rev Zoe Heming who is a disability advisor and vicar. We saw a clip of Zoe in discussion with journalist Damon Rose during our gathering in May on Disability & Inclusion. The full interview is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDAvU... Subscribe for more of Inclusive Gathering's talks from a range of exciting and interesting speakers! Find us and get in touch: https://inclusivegathering.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/newchurchbrum/
24:23
July 21, 2021
The Language of Inclusion
Our own Harry Wyld is going to help us consider the theme of language and inclusion. They will be talking about how our words matter but that at the same time we can help create an environment of learning where we can support each other to love one another better with our words (in all areas of inclusion and community). Subscribe for more of Inclusive Gathering's talks from a range of exciting and interesting speakers! Find us and get in touch: https://inclusivegathering.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/newchurchbrum/
21:22
July 21, 2021
Love One Another
What does it look to love and make space for one another NOW? Subscribe for more of Inclusive Gathering's talks from a range of exciting and interesting speakers! Find us and get in touch: https://inclusivegathering.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/newchurchbrum/
20:35
July 07, 2021
Hope
We're talking about Hope - What is it? How do we cultivate it? What do we do when we've lost it? We share some stories of hope and hold space for one another in our Zoom gathering. Subscribe for more of Inclusive Gathering's talks from a range of exciting and interesting speakers! Find us and get in touch: https://inclusivegathering.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/newchurchbrum/
31:19
July 07, 2021
Refugee Week
Our online gathering for Refugee Week with this year’s theme ‘We Cannot Walk Alone’ is full of reflections, stories, interviews and music.  There's a conversation with Phil Hoar of the Journey LGBTQ+ Asylum Seekers Group and music from the Refugee Week Choir. Subscribe for more of Inclusive Gathering's talks from a range of exciting and interesting speakers! Find us and get in touch: https://inclusivegathering.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/newchurchbrum/
28:30
June 22, 2021
Neurodiversity & the Church
Our own David Derbyshire helps us consider the theme of neurodiversity and the church, drawing on his own autism story.   This is one of multiple conversations exploring the various nuances of this topic that we will hold over the coming months.  Our current series looks at the practice of inclusion and what it does/ can look like in a variety of areas of life and faith. The clue is in the name, but we see inclusion as a core part of our spirituality and our justice-seeking as a community. Subscribe for more of Inclusive Gathering's talks from a range of exciting and interesting speakers! Find us and get in touch: https://inclusivegathering.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/newchurchbrum/
20:19
June 21, 2021
In person & online
Our first in person and online gathering (at the same time!). Subscribe for more of Inclusive Gathering's talks from a range of exciting and interesting speakers! Find us and get in touch: https://inclusivegathering.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/newchurchbrum/
24:50
June 08, 2021
Institutional Racism & the Church
Rev Azariah France-William’s book Ghost Ship fuels our discussion of institutional racism, particularly in the church. Subscribe for more of Inclusive Gathering's talks from a range of exciting and interesting speakers! Find us and get in touch: https://inclusivegathering.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/newchurchbrum/
33:21
June 01, 2021
Faith, Fire & Spirit (Pentecost)
Pentecost: People of faith around the world will be talking about the Holy Spirit and what her power is and does. Lots of us come from different understandings and experience of the Spirit. We’ve come to see these differences as something we need to approach thoughtfully with hearts of inclusion (as the Spirit has been wrongly used as a source of exclusion). A group of folks within IGB have been doing some of this thinking together and will be sharing a bit about their journeys. This will be part of our series looking at the practice of inclusion and what it does/ can look like in a variety of areas of life and faith. The clue is in the name, but we see inclusion as a core part of our spirituality and our justice-seeking as a community. Subscribe for more of Inclusive Gathering's talks from a range of exciting and interesting speakers! Find us and get in touch: https://inclusivegathering.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/newchurchbrum/
30:15
May 26, 2021
The Faith & Class Divide with Dr Sally Mann & Father Luke Larner
We are joined by Dr Sally Mann & Father Luke Larner of Red Letter Christians UK. Sally and Luke are friends, ministers, theologians and social justice activists who both come from working class backgrounds. They will talk about the impact of class on faith, community (and Christian academia) and talk practically about inclusion as they have (or have not) experienced it. Subscribe for more of Inclusive Gathering's talks from a range of exciting and interesting speakers! Find us and get in touch: https://inclusivegathering.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/newchurchbrum/
35:59
May 19, 2021
Disability & Inclusion
David Nankivell is going to help us consider the theme of disability and inclusion, drawing on his own story. This is one of multiple conversations exploring the various nuances of this topic that we will hold over the coming months. Subscribe for more of Inclusive Gathering's talks from a range of exciting and interesting speakers! Find us and get in touch: https://inclusivegathering.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/newchurchbrum/
39:46
May 17, 2021
Faith, Identity & Inclusion
We're excited to welcome Liberation Theologian & CofE Ordinand Rajiv Sidhu to help us think about how our diverse identities intersect and the challenge and beauty that can bring to communities that long to include and seek justice together ... even when it is hard. Subscribe for more of Inclusive Gathering's talks from a range of exciting and interesting speakers! Find us and get in touch: https://inclusivegathering.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/newchurchbrum/
36:53
April 27, 2021
Made Known Loved (with Ross Murray)
This gathering features Ross Murray  - LGBTQ+ activist, The Naming Project founder, GLAAD senior director, pioneering youth advocate and author. Join us as we think together about how to include and celebrate the gifts of LGBTQ+ young people in faith spaces, including our own.   For those who haven't joined in with Inclusive Gathering Birmingham before or are part of another faith community - you are very welcome. If this is something you see as an area of growth (or a dream for) your context, then please do feel very much invited to get in touch. Subscribe for more of Inclusive Gathering's talks from a range of exciting and interesting speakers! Find us and get in touch: https://inclusivegathering.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/newchurchbrum/
25:53
April 20, 2021
Justice, Inclusion & Celebration
We kick-off our our new series on inclusion with special guests Trey Hall, Farai Mapamula & Kerry Scarlett joining us to help us tell the origin story of Inclusive Gathering Birmingham. As always there will be songs, prayers, a love feast and plenty of stories. Subscribe for more of Inclusive Gathering's talks from a range of exciting and interesting speakers! Find us and get in touch: https://inclusivegathering.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/newchurchbrum/
40:30
April 13, 2021
LIVE Online Inclusive Gathering Easter Sunday
We gather together live to celebrate Easter together. Subscribe for more of Inclusive Gathering's talks from a range of exciting and interesting speakers! Find us and get in touch: https://inclusivegathering.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/newchurchbrum/
29:58
April 12, 2021
Jesus' Passion in Context (with Amy-Jill Levine)
This Palm Sunday we share songs, prayers, poems and stories. Our special guest Dr Amy-Jill Levine helps us explore the big themes of Palm Sunday and Danielle points out some of the beauties of Passover. Subscribe for more of Inclusive Gathering's talks from a range of exciting and interesting speakers! Find us and get in touch: https://inclusivegathering.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/newchurchbrum/
28:03
March 30, 2021
The Scandal of Forgiveness
We chat, pray, meditate, listen, eat and consider 'The Scandal of Forgiveness' and look at the story Jesus told in Luke 7:36​-50. Everyone's welcome. Subscribe for more of Inclusive Gathering's talks from a range of exciting and interesting speakers! Find us and get in touch: https://inclusivegathering.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/newchurchbrum/
25:43
March 24, 2021
Prayer & Disappointment with God
We continue our series exploring the stories that Jesus told - why he told them, who he told them TO and what (if anything) we might learn from them now.   Danielle talks about the story Jesus told in Luke 11:5-10 which is known as the Parable of the Friend in Need or the Parable of the Persistent Neighbour. We'll take time to reflect on prayer and the feelings of disappointment with God that many of us have experienced. Subscribe for more of Inclusive Gathering's talks from a range of exciting and interesting speakers! Find us and get in touch: https://inclusivegathering.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/newchurchbrum/
36:05
March 16, 2021
Online Inclusive Gathering: Guest Father Luke Larner
We will be continuing our series exploring the stories that Jesus told - why he told them, who he told them TO and what (if anything) we might learn from them now.  Father Luke Larner (a minister, activist and former builder) will be helping us reflect on the story Jesus told about the wise and foolish builders (Luke 6:47​-49). Subscribe for more of Inclusive Gathering's talks from a range of exciting and interesting speakers! Find us and get in touch: https://inclusivegathering.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/newchurchbrum/
28:35
March 09, 2021
Keeping Watch
Join us for songs, stories, prayers and a reflection on one of Jesus' apocalyptic stories. Today Faith helps us get our heads around the story Jesus told of the watchers at the gate (Mark 13:34​-37). Subscribe for more of Inclusive Gathering's talks from a range of exciting and interesting speakers! Find us and get in touch: https://inclusivegathering.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/newchurchbrum/
24:05
March 02, 2021
Seeds and Sprouts
We continue our series exploring the stories that Jesus told - why he told them, who he told them TO and what (if anything) we might learn from them now. Ellie helps us see Jesus' parable of growing seeds and sprouts (Mark 4:26​-29) in a very different light. Subscribe for more of Inclusive Gathering's talks from a range of exciting and interesting speakers! Find us and get in touch: https://inclusivegathering.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/newchurchbrum/
17:01
February 24, 2021
Lent and Queer Virtue
Today we orient our gathering around a book or a podcast. This month we are reflecting on Rev. Elizabeth M. Edman's book Queer Virtue: What LGBTQ People know about Life & Love and how it can revitalise Christianity.  We're also using this time together to introduce the season of Lent. And we have a special visit from Queer Virtue author Elizabeth Edman who talks with Danielle about "Glitter+Ash Wednesday" and how it started in NYC. Subscribe for more of Inclusive Gathering's talks from a range of exciting and interesting speakers! Find us and get in touch: https://inclusivegathering.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/newchurchbrum/ @newchurchbrum on Instagram and Twitter
24:02
February 23, 2021
Old & New (Live on Zoom)
We recorded this gathering live on Zoom. As usual, music, stories, questions and Eunice talking about a story Jesus told about the old and the new. Subscribe for more of Inclusive Gathering's talks from a range of exciting and interesting speakers! Find us and get in touch: https://inclusivegathering.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/newchurchbrum/ @newchurchbrum on Instagram and Twitter
21:34
February 09, 2021
Wise & Faithful
We continue our series exploring the stories that Jesus told - why he told them, who he told them TO and what (if anything) we might learn from them now. David will be talking about the challenging story of the Wise and Faithful Servants (Matt 24:45​-51). Subscribe for more of Inclusive Gathering's talks from a range of exciting and interesting speakers! Find us and get in touch: https://inclusivegathering.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/newchurchbrum/ @newchurchbrum on Instagram and Twitter
19:35
February 04, 2021
Epiphany
We mark 'Epiphany' - a Christian festival that commemorates the 'revealing' of the child Jesus to the world.  We continue our series exploring the stories that Jesus told - why he told them, who he told them TO and what (if anything) we might learn from them now. Faith Van Horne helps us get our heads around the enigmatic parable of the Ten Virgins (Matthew 25:1-13). Subscribe for more of Inclusive Gathering's talks from a range of exciting and interesting speakers! Find us and get in touch: https://inclusivegathering.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/newchurchbrum/ @newchurchbrum on Instagram and Twitter
18:21
February 04, 2021
New Year New Normal
Many of us have a desire to leave 2020 behind as quickly as possible, but potentially face more COVID restrictions before life, as we knew it, returns to normal.  With this in mind, how do we celebrate the chance of renewal that a new year brings while living in the "new normal"? How do adjust our expectation for a new year? And how do we keep hold of the parts of 2020 that have brought people together in the face of adversity while looking forward to the prospect of loosening of restrictions in the coming year? Subscribe for more of Inclusive Gathering's talks from a range of exciting and interesting speakers! Find us and get in touch: https://inclusivegathering.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/newchurchbrum/ @newchurchbrum on Instagram and Twitter
21:45
February 04, 2021
Incarnation & Inclusion
This Sunday our prayers and songs focus on the wonder of the incarnation. Brad Jersak helps us look at the radically inclusive nature of Jesus.   To remember the Holy Innocents this week we share a special liturgy and hear about Red Letter Christians UK's Debt Jubilee campaign for those with No Recourse to Public Funds. Read more about it www.redletterchristians.org.uk/nrpfdebtjubilee Subscribe for more of Inclusive Gathering's talks from a range of exciting and interesting speakers! Find us and get in touch: https://inclusivegathering.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/newchurchbrum/ @newchurchbrum on Instagram and Twitter
17:06
February 04, 2021
Fourth Sunday of Advent: Love
Julia helps us explore the famous encounter of Mary, pregnant with Jesus, and Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-45). Subscribe for more of Inclusive Gathering's talks from a range of exciting and interesting speakers! Find us and get in touch: https://inclusivegathering.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/newchurchbrum/ @newchurchbrum on Instagram and Twitter
14:48
February 04, 2021
Inclusive Community Carols
We continue our tradition of featuring a Christmas charity. This year, our event will be in aid of Red Letter Christians UK's NRPF Debt Jubilee. Read more about it www.redletterchristians.org.uk/nrpfdebtjubilee Subscribe for more of Inclusive Gathering's talks from a range of exciting and interesting speakers! Find us and get in touch: https://inclusivegathering.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/newchurchbrum/ @newchurchbrum on Instagram and Twitter
12:27
February 04, 2021
The Stories Jesus Told with Paula Gooder
We continue our series exploring the stories that Jesus told. Our special guest speaker is writer, lecturer and New Testament theologian Paula Gooder.  Paula has recently published her book 'The Parables' (the stories Jesus told) and will be helping us think specifically about the story of the Two Sons in Matthew 21:28​-32. Subscribe for more of Inclusive Gathering's talks from a range of exciting and interesting speakers! Find us and get in touch: https://inclusivegathering.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/newchurchbrum/ @newchurchbrum on Instagram and Twitter
23:18
January 31, 2021
Good & Faithful
We continue our series exploring the stories that Jesus told - why he told them, who he told them to and what (if anything) we might learn from them now.   Danielle will be helping us explore another challenging parable with many names: The Talents or the 3 Servants or the Bags of Silver or the Bags of Gold (Matthew 25:14​-30) Subscribe for more of Inclusive Gathering's talks from a range of exciting and interesting speakers! Find us and get in touch: https://inclusivegathering.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/newchurchbrum/ @newchurchbrum on Instagram and Twitter
24:50
January 31, 2021
Second Sunday of Advent: Peace
We consider Jesus' mother Mary's amazing 'song' of peace and justice (Luke 1:46-55). Subscribe for more of Inclusive Gathering's talks from a range of exciting and interesting speakers! Find us and get in touch: https://inclusivegathering.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/newchurchbrum/ @newchurchbrum on Instagram and Twitter
24:04
January 13, 2021
First Sunday of Advent: Hope
We continue our series looking at the stories Jesus told. Tash will be helping us think about Jesus' story about the Wedding Banquet in Matthew 22:1-14. Subscribe for more of Inclusive Gathering's talks from a range of exciting and interesting speakers! Find us and get in touch: https://inclusivegathering.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/newchurchbrum/ @newchurchbrum on Instagram and Twitter
14:25
January 13, 2021
Bad Tenants
We continue our series looking at the stories Jesus told. Sam will be helping us think about Jesus story about the bad (and vicious) tenants in Matthew 21:33-46. Subscribe for more of Inclusive Gathering's talks from a range of exciting and interesting speakers! Find us and get in touch: https://inclusivegathering.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/newchurchbrum/ @newchurchbrum on Instagram and Twitter
18:33
November 26, 2020
Riders on the Storm with Alastair McIntosh
This month, we’re looking at Riders on the Storm: the Climate Crisis & the Survival of Being by Alastair McIntosh. Subscribe for more of Inclusive Gathering's talks from a range of exciting and interesting speakers! Find us and get in touch: https://inclusivegathering.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/newchurchbrum/ @newchurchbrum on Instagram and Twitter
20:16
November 18, 2020
Two Sons & Kingdom Economics
We continue our series looking at the stories Jesus told. We're joined by a special guest, Matt Wilson (from Common Change) who explores the familiar story of the Two Sons through the lens of alternative Kingdom economics. As always, we share stories, songs and spiritual reflections. Subscribe for more of Inclusive Gathering's talks from a range of exciting and interesting speakers! Find us and get in touch: https://inclusivegathering.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/newchurchbrum/ @newchurchbrum on Instagram and Twitter
25:10
November 11, 2020