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A day of Northey Lectures with two keynotes, discussion and lunch


Dr Tanya Riches 

Tanya Riches is Senior Lecturer and MTh program coordinator at Hillsong College in Sydney, Australia. She is also a research fellow of the Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion at the University of Birmingham. She has a PhD from Fuller Theological Seminary and is author Worship and Social Engagement in Urban Aboriginal-led Australian Pentecostal Congregations: (Re)Imagining Worship in the Spirit (2019), co-produced with urban Aboriginal-led Pentecostal Christian congregations, and explores the worship and social justice initiatives. She has also authored several other articles and is currently working on a volume on urban Christian worship in Sydney.


Liturgy on the Move: Pentecostal, Aboriginal, and Secular Collisions

This talk explores interactions between Australian Pentecostalisms in their Indigenous, Classical, Fundamentalist, Neoliberal, and Ex-vangelical forms, with implications for Christian witness and how this informs public conversations about faith.



Dr Jione Havea

Jione Havea is co-parent for a 7yo, migrant to the unceded Wurundjeri lands and waters, native pastor (Methodist Church in Tonga), and research fellow with Trinity Methodist Theological College (Aotearoa New Zealand) and with Centre for Public and Contextual Theology (Charles Sturt University, Australia). Jione authored Losing Ground: Reading Ruth in the Pacific (SCM, 2021) and edited Theologies from the Pacific (Palgrave, 2021) and MEDIAting Theology (EVA, 2021).


Worship in Native Motions

The RCL is a useful tool and discipline, but it is limited and problematic. Dr Havea explores the way the RCL is a ‘doctrine of occupation’ in the way it perpetuates the Christian occupation of lands, of faiths, of minds, of spirits. How might a theology of worship from the perspectives of indigenous peoples reframe our colonial approach?


Venue: Centre for Theology and Ministry, 29 College Crescent, Parkville


Date: 10.30am – 3pm on Friday 6th August 2021


10.30am Welcome, First keynote (Tanya Riches) and discussion

12.30 – 1.30pm Lunch

1.30 – 3pm Second Keynote (Jione Havea) and discussion


Cost: The lectures are free. We can offer a hot lunch with tea/coffee stations, and snacks for $25 (vegetarian or meat option and all meals are GF)


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