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Studying Diversity Using Free-Text Responses
This report presents the results of research into using free-text responses instead of tick box forms to assess and understand diversity.
The Daffodil, the Rose and the Hibiscus: exploring diversity in ministry
Ermal Kirby presents an overview of the initial findings of his research project exploring diversity in ministry across cultures
Pastoral Theology and Diaspora Community
In this reflection from the SWF Migration & Ministry conference, minister and not-for-profit practitioner Vaughan Jones presents a practice-oriented and theological reflection on migration, diaspora and ministry.
Notting Hill Methodist Church: ‘race relations’ in the 1960s
In this reflection from the SWF Migration & Ministry conference, Tank Green presents her research on Methodist ministers in 1960s London and the lessons for today.
Beyond the Box: Diversity, mediation and new models of demographic data profiling
Abstract of an article by Christopher Stephens and Lia Dong Shimada published in Mediation Theory and Practice Journal 1(2)
Theological reflections on migration, place and scripture
In this reflection from the SWF Migration & Ministry conference, Paul Nzacahayo and Rachel Starr consider scripture and the significance of geography and migration in their research contexts.
Gender binaries, Christian spirituality and the Bible
PhD student and pastor Shanon Ferguson's theological research into non-binary gender - 'Transgression, transfiguration, transcendence' - and the impact of gender views on the individual and the church.
Migration and ministry: re-aligning perspectives and practices
In this reflection from the SWF Migration & Ministry conference, Ermal Kirby offers an overview of the issues presented and discussed at the conference.
Leadership in Methodist schools: Headteachers, Chaplains and Methodist ministers
Anthony Thorpe and Sue Miller present research into the concept and discourse of leadership in the context of Methodist schools and colleges in England.
Fear, Fatigue, and Flourishing – A Few Questions and Thoughts
In this audio presentation, Susanna Snyder reflects on compassion fatigue, the creative arts, and the sustainability of the church's ministry to migrants.
Sanctuary and migration
In this video, Methodist minister Inderjit Bhogal reflects on the theme of sanctuary in relation to the conference theme of ministry and ministry.
Migration and mission
In this video from the SWF Migration & Ministry conference, Harvey Kwiyani reflects theologically on understandings of migration and the experience of migrants.
Names written on God’s hand
In this brief video, Christine Elliott of CTBI (Churches Together in Britain and Ireland) reflects on the importance of seeing people as individuals, not as numbers.
Reverse Missionaries: Migration, Theology and Cultural Change in the British Methodist Church
Details of a project proposed by Lia Dong Shimada exploring the case study of Methodist ministers who have migrated from Southern Africa, creating new expressions of Methodist culture, theology and practice in Britain.
Details of a research project by Lia Dong Shimada and Christopher Stephens looking at how demographic data is collected for monitoring purposes and seeking to develop more relevant and culturally sensitive approaches.
Resources project related to diversity
Information about SWF's project to compile a library of statements, publications and resources addressing questions of diversity.
Cultural diversity and Methodist circuit ministry
A research project by Ermal Kirby identifying how cultural background influences ministry and relationships in circuits.
Women and Leadership: a review of literature from the education sector
This paper by Anthony Thorpe draws on a large body of literature from education settings and highlights some findings around women's representation and the exercise of leadership.
Flier for ‘Gender Diversity Leadership’ conference, 2015
The flier which was used to advertise the Foundation’s second conference –‘Gender Diversity Leadership’, June 2015.
A critique of key debates and developments in equality and diversity research and a consideration of their relevance for the Churches
Powerpoint slides from a presentation by Anne-Marie Greene surveying equality and diversity research and its relevance for the Church.
Women in leadership in Methodism: a historical approach
Margaret Jones explores the opportunities for women in leadership in the Methodist Church, focusing on the early prominence of women in the movement.