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We run conferences all over the country, working closely with partner organisations, charities, speakers and ambassadors to host Press Red events around the UK (though due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are operating via Zoom). Our meetings are lively, interactive and compelling events, giving the many hundreds of people who attend the opportunity to learn more about the issues and to discover how they can get involved in making a difference.
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The theme of this conference is Roots and Fruits. When we see the awful extent of violence and abuse against women, whether domestic abuse, sex-trafficking, FGM, female foeticide of one of many other horrific abuses we have to ask WHY? We can’t tackle abuse against women unless we look at what drives it and the sad truth is that many times religion is complicit in this, as followers of Jesus we have to look to ourselves first. It is especially important for churches to be educated on this as we are the light of the world.
Dr Elaine Storkey is a philosopher, sociologist, and theologian, who has held university posts at Kings College, London, Stirling, Oxford, and the Open University, in addition to visiting professorships in the USA and New Zealand. Elaine has also has lectured in Africa, Asia, Haiti and across Europe been involved with BBC and other broadcasting companies for 30 years. Her four television and radio documentaries were produced with the Open University and in addition to her involvement in TV, radio and podcasts, she has been a regular theological broadcaster over the last fifteen years for BBC Radio Ulster. Her writing includes nine books and hundreds of journal articles Elaine was on the General Synod of the Church of England for 28 years, and served on numerous boards and councils, including the Crown Nominations Commision and the Cathedrals Commission. She has been the C of E delegate to the World Council of Church in both Zimbabwe and South Korea as well as to the Genera Assembly of the Church of Scotland. The WCC has also involved her independently in work both in apologetics and advocacy for women.
Kevin (ThD Australian College of Theology) has studied in Australia, England and Germany. He is an ordained Anglican minister who was in parish ministry for forty years. He has published on Luke-Acts, the doctrine of the church, leadership in the apostolic age, the equality of men and women, the Trinity and subordinationism, and on many practical aspects of congregational life. His latest book is The Headship of Men and the Abuse of Women: Are they related in any way? In this book he competently surveys the scientific information and notes that the most sure indicator of higher incidences of abuse are found in communities where men are privileged and expected to be in charge and women are subordinated.
Esme is an ordained minister in the Full Gospel Church of God in South Africa. Is married to Theo and has a daughter Nadine and granddaughter Daniela. Much of her life she has been a justice activist firstly working against racial injustice in South Africa and then working in the Church as a gender justice advocate. She continues to make space for women’s voices to be engaged at all levels of church life around the world.
She is passionate about empowering Christian women from all levels of society including Church and Civic organizations to actively engage in transforming society. Presently she serves on the World Evangelical Alliance leadership team as the Director of Church in Community, Chairs The African Women in Missions Network, Serves as the Chairperson of The Evangelical Alliance of South Africa (TEASA) and leads The Pan African Christian Women’s Alliance in South Africa. She works with a team combatting Gender based Violence in South Africa and educating Church leaders in combatting women abuse at home, church and society.
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