R O O T  &  B R A N C H
Shining a healing light on fear in the Catholic Church

A SYNOD THAT STARTS WITH WOMEN
AND DOESN’T END THERE

OUR INCLUSIVE SYNOD

5th - 12th September, 2021

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Woman Walking in the Field

It is my dream you dream,

my house you build,

Join Us
We have Journeyed for Discernment for a year with our fantastic speakers (see all their guest sessions here). Now we culminate in our our lay-led Live and Zoomed Inclusive Synod.

We are proud to have Professor Mary McAleese, former President of Ireland, Canon Lawyer and Chancellor of Trinity College, Dublin, as our key speaker. Mary has pledged to spend her retirement challenging Church teachings on homosexuality and women. We have been privileged to hear other fantastic speakers on our Journey of Discernment since September 2020.

 

We have reached A Time to Act.

We sincerely hope you will join us for two world-class events:

Creating the Bristol Text to Reform

5-8 September 2021
on Zoom only

Casting Out Our Fear - The Way Forward

10-12 September 2021
in Bristol and on Zoom

CREATING THE BRISTOL TEXT
Our Panels

Zoom with us for all of these and have your say
in our final Bristol Text to Reform.

Each evening, from 5th-8th September, 2021.

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Joanna Moorhead
chair of
MORAL THEOLOGY
Katharine Salmon
chair of
MINISTRY
Ruby Almeida
chair of
DIVERSITY
Virginia Saldanha
chair of
AUTHORITY
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Kochurani Abraham
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Martha Heizer
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Thomas O'Loughlin
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Rev. Dr.
James Alison
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Rev.
Tony Cassidy
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Dr.
Claire Jenkins
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Baroness
Helena Kennedy QC
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Dr.
John O'Loughlin Kennedy
Rev.
Diarmuid O'Murchu
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Patricia Rumsey
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Kate McElwee
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Kathy Gibbons Schuck
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Dr.
Nontando Hadebe
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Gina Menzies
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Prof. Emerita
Tina Beattie

CASTING OUT OUR FEAR
The Way Forward

Live and on Zoom
St. Michael's Centre, Bristol, BS34 8PD.

Noon to noon, 10th-12th September, 2021.

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Prof. Mary McAleese
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Dr.
Ally Kateusz
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James Carroll
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Rev. Dr.
James Alison
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Baroness
Helena Kennedy QC
Miriam Duignan
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Prof. Emerita
Ursula King
Virginia Saldanha
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Soline
Humbert Vatinel
Christina Rees
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Ruby Almeida
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Prof. Emerita
Tina Beattie
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Martha Heizer
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Thomas O'Loughlin
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TICKET INFORMATION

 
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OPTION A
Zoom Only

All events, all week for
Creating the Bristol Text and The Way Forward

OPTION B
Zoom and Live

ZOOM all week & LIVE attendance in Bristol
for The Way Forward

*Includes all teas, coffees & lunches Friday and Saturday

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Join Us

We're a movement not a membership

Together we’re strong!

Together we care!

Together we listen, we laugh, we pray, we act!

Everyone is welcome.

If you would like to get in touch with us, please email hello@rootandbranchsynod.org
or fill out the contact form below.