Creative Conversations seeks to give priority to the voices of those who experience marginalisation, exclusion and deprivation. The project fosters careful and thoughtful listening with the intention that the voices of others will challenge and inform the responses of our own Christian communities. Creative Conversations helps Christian groups explore the everyday experiences of those who find themselves marginalised and excluded in various ways from mainstream society. By introducing basic research methods that can be used in daily life, Creative Conversations aims to introduce new depth to the way we listen to others in our day-to-day encounters.
Creative Conversations was launched in March 2015 and the purpose of this day is to work together to further understand and develop it as a practical tool for research which can be used in a wide variety of contexts. With this in mind we would like to invite you to find out more and perhaps join us in this journey of learning to join with us in November.
The aim of the Creative Conversations Follow-Up Day is:
o To hear presentations from those who have been involved in the first round and to learn from their experiences about how to develop this as a practical research method
o To learn more together about the theory and practice of convening conversational spaces which enable people of difference to engage more deeply with each other.
o To share more about the theological thinking behind Creative Conversations and how this approach might help us to explore ways of approaching mission in marginalised places
o To meet others who are exploring similar approaches.
The day will be held at CMS, Watlington Road, Oxford, OX4 6BZ
The day itself is free of charge. Lunch will be available to buy at the CMS canteen.
Please book into the day by email to Mike Pears at the address below.
If you would like to find out more about Creative Conversations please feel free to contact Mike Pears or Cathy Ross and log on to the Urban Life website www.urbanlife.org
Mike Pears: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cathy Ross: Cathy.Ross@rcc.ac.uk