Rachel Mann 22 May 201329:42
Anna Drew interviews the poet, writer and musician Rachel Mann about her book, Dazzling Darkness – a memoir and theological reflection exploring questions around gender and identity. Rachel, who was born Nick, is an Anglican priest. She was ordained into the Church of England in 2005 and is priest-in-charge of St Nicholas Burnage. Her book draws on insights from desert spirituality, queer theology, Greek tragedy and philosophy.
Jude Levermore discusses developments in the Learning Network 03 May 201310:52
Jude Levermore discusses recent developments in the creation of the Learning Network with Toby Scott.
President's Easter Message 28 March 20132:59
Easter Message from the President of the Methodist Conference 2012/2013 - The Revd Dr Mark Wakelin
Medway Foodbank 28 March 201311:22
Helen Gallagher, coordinator of the Medway Foodbank, speaks with Anna about the increased demand for their emergency food service and what difference the upcoming benefit changes might make.
Jane Stacey on the Past Cases Review 27 March 201314:02
Jane Stacey, former Deputy Chief Executive of Barnardo's, speaks with Anna about the Past Cases Review: the Methodist Church's comprehensive review of every safeguarding matter it has dealt with over the past sixty years.
Living In Poverty Today 21 March 20136:19
Neil from Bolton is one of the 13 million people in the UK living in poverty. His income plummeted when health issues forced him to give up work as a long-distance lorry driver. Now, with changes to disability allowance due to take place in April, Neil is worried about the future. He described his situation to media officer Karen Burke.
Growing up in Poverty 06 March 201308:49
This month the Methodist Church, the Baptist Union of Great Britain and the United Reformed Church released a report showing how statistics have been manipulated to create myths about the poor in our society. 13 million people - including 3.6 million children - live in poverty in the UK today. What is life like living below the bread line? Sarah, not her real name, grew up living in poverty in the UK. This is what life was like for her.
Haiti Three Years On 29 January 201309:27
Three years ago this month a devastating earthquake struck Haiti – the worst earthquake to hit the Caribbean country in two centuries. Thousands of people lost their lives and thousands of survivors were left homeless. Lauren James, an American Methodist working with the United Methodist Committee on Relief, has spent the past two-and-a-half years helping with the redevelopment programme. Karen Burke caught up with Lauren when she visited Methodist Church House.
Discover a vulnerable God this Christmas, says Methodist President 21 December 20123:22
In his Christmas message, the Revd Dr Mark Wakelin, President of the Methodist Conference, urges people to discover a "vulnerable God" in Jesus this festive season.
World Aids Day 30 November 201219:20
This year is the 30th anniversary of the death of Terrence Higgins who was one of the first people to die of an AIDS-related illness in the UK. Today more people than ever are living with HIV in the UK. How far have we come in the battle against AIDS? What are Churches doing to help fight the stigma associated with HIV? And what progress is being made outside of the UK? Karen Burke interviews three people involved in HIV-related projects in order to find out.
Links to Terrence Higgins Trust; World Mission Fund; MRDF.