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Lindsay Collins - Chaplaincy and Adolescent Mental Health Issues

July 2019

In this seminar Lindsay Collins looks at ways in which Chaplaincy can support and develop positive attitudes to mental health in schools through our theology, our pastoral care and our own example. Lindsay will also discuss some of the mental health illnesses that are most prevalent in our young people and examine ways in which we can not only support those suffering from these illnesses, but help to change the environment, language and hidden messages that exacerbate these issues.of where and how the Spirit leads, in conversation with the wider scope of the conference.

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Christie Spurling, N-Gage - Children On The Edge of Exclusion

July 2019

Looking at issues young people face. Reasons for educational and social exclusion. Risks if they are left to struggle. Thinking through strategies for managing disengaged young people. And what does and doesn’t work. Exploring examples of innovative ideas that tackle this issue of where and how the Spirit leads, in conversation with the wider scope of the conference.

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Mary Marshall - Where the Spirit Leads

July 2019

Mary Marshall teaches New Testament Studies at the University of Oxford, where she is a Fellow at St Benet’s Hall. She is also the Director of Undergraduate Studies and Outreach for the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the Faculty there. Before moving into Higher Education, she was a secondary school teacher of Religious Education. Mary’s principal research interests engage early Christianity’s relationship(s) with and within contemporary Judaism.

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Paul Barber & Nigel Genders - A View From The Bridge

July 2019

Paul Barber was appointed Director at the Catholic Education Service in December 2012. He was formerly director of education at the Diocese of Westminster.

Nigel Genders was appointed as the Chief Education Officer for the Church of England and General Secretary of the National Society.
As the Church of England's Chief Education Officer, Nigel has lead responsibility for the development of the Church's strategies and policies for education - in schools, colleges and universities, and in parishes, deaneries and dioceses - to promote the highest quality of educational practice and to promote and support the Church's voluntary work among children and young people.

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Dr Mary Marshall Director of Undergraduate Studies and Outreach at the Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford and Fellow and Tutor in Theology at St Benet’s Hall

July 2019

The Old and New Testaments offer a range of resources for understanding the role of the Spirit in human lives. We read in 2 Corinthians that “where the spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom” but how might such an understanding be reconciled with the overwhelming and imperative power of the Spirit described elsewhere? From a critical examination of selected biblical passages, the address will explore scriptural roots for a discussion of where and how the Spirit leads, in conversation with the wider scope of the conference.

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