A Thought Matters PUBLIC SEMINAR
Voting as an Act of Prayer
7.30pm, 24th of August
Booth College of Mission Chapel
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We’re excited to have Sonya Lewthwaite speaking at Thought Matters this month. Sonya will be considering the liturgical nature of politics and the political nature of liturgy, in order to challenge some prevalent assumptions about how Christians might engage (or not!) in politics. If the Church is constituted as a distinctive political body through its worship, practices like prayer are a powerful resource for reimagining accepted configurations of political space.
Sonya works as a receptionist at Booth College of Mission, and is part of the Ramsey House Chaplaincy team at Victoria University. She holds Honours degrees in Theology and Politics, and a Masters in Theology from Otago University. Her research focuses on Christian doctrine and contemporary political theology, with a particular interest in how central themes of Christian belief and practice might be bought into conversation with post-constructivist feminist theory and disabilities studies.
We look forward to seeing you there…