Synodal Panels

Redefining and Reclaiming
MINISTRY

Sunday 5th September, 2021
19:00-20:30

CHAIR
Katharine Salmon - 
teacher, feminist, theologian

PANEL

Martha Heizer - co-founder of what became We are Church Austria
Kate McElwee - activist, Executive Director Women’s Ordination Conference
Rev. Diarmuid O’Murchu - social psychologist and author of Doing Theology in an Evolutionary Way, pastoral care for HIV-Aids, homeless and refugees

Patricia Rumsey - abbess of a Poor Clare monastery, associate professor at Nottingham University, and author of Lest She Pollute the Sanctuary.
Kathleen Gibbons Schuck - facilitator, executive coach, and Roman Catholic Woman Priest

Embracing
DIVERSITY

Monday 6th September, 2021
16:30-18:00

CHAIR
Ruby Almeida - 
co-chair Global Network of Rainbow Catholics

PANEL

Kochurani Abraham - feminist theologian, author, and Coordinator of the Indian Christian Women’s Movement for Kerala, India
Rev. Dr. James Alison - Catholic theologian, priest and author
Dr. Nontando Hadebe - specialising in African, Pastoral, Feminist and Liberation Theology, St Augustine College, South Africa
Dr. Claire Jenkins - trans woman, Senior Fellow Margaret Beaufort Institute, University of Cambridge, pastoral care to LGBT Catholics and Moslem asylum seekers and refugees

Rethinking
MORAL THEOLOGY

Tuesday 7th September, 2021
19:00-20:30

CHAIR
Joanna Moorhead -
 journalist and author, arts editor The Tablet

PANEL
Gina Menzies - Irish broadcaster, theologian and chair of Irish Government Taskforce of Women in Sport
Thomas O'Loughlin - author and Professor Emeritus of Historical Theology in The University of Nottingham, and the Director of Studia Traditionis Theologiae
Dr. John O’Loughlin Kennedy - retired economist, serial social entrepreneur, and author of The Curia is the Pope
Prof. Emerita Tina Beattie - theologian, former feminist Professor of Catholic Studies at the University of Roehampton and author of the novel The Good Priest

Insisting on
SHARING AUTHORITY

Wednesday 8th September, 2021
16:30-18:00

CHAIR
Virginia Saldanha - 
Executive Secretary of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences Women’s Desk, and later of Laity & Family

PANEL

Rev. Tony Cassidy - theologian and priest of St Matthew, West Norwood, London
Christina Rees - member of the general synod of the Church of England, broadcaster,
writer and public speaker

Baroness Helena Kennedy QC - one of Britain’s most distinguished lawyers
championing civil liberties and promoting human rights

Dr Luca Badini Confalonieri - Executive Director of and author at the Wijngaards Institute with a long standing interest in the governance of the Roman Catholic Church