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Diversity, Otherness and Privilege – Facilitator’s Guide
This Facilitator Guide accompanies the conversation guide 'Diversity, Otherness and Privilege' which is a free printed resource from the Susanna Wesley Foundation. Contact us for a sample booklet. To download the Facilitator Guide click on 'download pdf version' above.
Paintings by Ric Stott
View paintings by Ric Stott which were commissioned for our 2016 conference 'Migration and Ministry'
SWF Changing Church Conference poetry reading
In this video, poet Lucy Berry reads one of her poems on the ‘death’ and ‘birth’ of church at the SWF Changing Church conference.
Who buys the coffee? The hidden power dynamics of change
In this video clip from the full workshop, Anna Ruddick describes an anecdote highlighting the unexpected learning that comes with change.
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
The Eden Network – unintended change in urban ministry
In this case study from the SWF Changing Church conference, Anna Ruddick presents the outcomes of a qualitative research project exploring relationships between Eden team members and members of their urban communities.
The Sisters of Nazareth – restructuring an organization for sustainability
In this case study from the SWF Changing Church conference, Keith Elford reflects on working with the Sisters of Nazareth, a Roman Catholic Religious Order, assessing and implementing a change process.
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.
Performance appraisal in the Methodist Church (slides)
A slide collection from a presentation by Anne-marie Greene, Sue Miller and Mark Wakelin on performace appraisal processes in the Methodist Church, presented at a BUIRA (British Universities Industrial Relations Association) event.
Communities of practice and the Methodist Church’s Discipleship & Ministries Learning Network
A report by Chris Bond, Sue Miller and Megan Seneque concerning the ways in which the DMLN has been engaging with the notion of communities of practice to promote and sustain transformational change.
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.
Stories of migration in word and image
In this video of her closing plenary talk from the SWF Migration & Ministry conference, Janice Price challenges participants to consider how their responses to migrants might have been impacted.
Art installation: triptych
In this video of his talk from the SWF Migration & Ministry conference, artist Ric Stott discusses how his art connects with the conference theme. He introduces Firas from Iraq and Pride from Cameroon who speak about their experiences.
Migration and ministry conference poems
In this video, poet Lucy Berry reads poems to close the SWF Migration & Ministry Conference
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.
The pedagogical challenges of teaching ministerial theology to students from non-traditional community churches
Details of a project proposed by Richard Burgess, Mark Garner, Daniel Eshun and Anthony Thorpe to examine ministerial theological programmes seeking to widen participation for BAME and mature students
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.
Methodism, ministers and management
A paper by Yvonne Guerrier and Christopher Bond looking at how far presbyters think of themselves as managers - research which pre-dated the formation of the Foundation and has influenced its development.
Flier for ‘Gender Diversity Leadership’ conference, 2015
The flier which was used to advertise the Foundation’s second conference –‘Gender Diversity Leadership’, June 2015.
Professionalism and the Church
A paper by Christopher Stephens examining the interaction between secular business models, processes and practices, and the church
Responses of Methodist ministers to ministerial development review: a case for research-led policy-making
Drawing on the responses of Methodist ministers to the policy of ministerial development review, a case is made for research-led policy making.
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.
Embodied approaches to management – incarnation as organisation
Charity Hamilton presents research into the impact of an approach to management and organisation that is centred on embodiment and incarnation