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These Resource pages on the Sibyls Website povide a range of information of use to members of the Sibyls and general information on transgender issues. This material may be accessed using the drop down index above  

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“THIS IS MY BODY: HEARING THE THEOLOGY OF TRANSGENDER CHRISTIANS"

                                                           THE SIBYLS BOOK

 

Now Number One!!!! The Sibyls Book "This is My Body" has been listed as Number 1 of the top 35 LGBTQ Christian books of 2016 -- including queer theology, Bible, history, memoir, fiction and church life for all ages. See: http://qspirit.net/top-35-lgbtq-christian-books-2016/


                                          
    Order your copy of the book now!

 
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Sibyls BookFor many years we have been annoyed and concerned that other religious people kept writing things about us while our own experience as transgender Christians was nowhere represented in this literature. The Sibyls Book is published by internationally-respected religious publisher Darton, Longman and Todd. It was released in May 2016. The book’s title is “This Is My Body: Hearing the Theology of Transgender Christians" and it is available in two formats: an e-book version and a paperback version. The recommended retail price for the the paperback is £14.99, plus postage and packing. The book is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle versions and in other bookshops. We are hoping that people will buy at least one copy, as well as additional copies to pass on to their friends and church leadership.


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SCIENCE AND THEOLOGY IN HUMAN SEXUALITY

                                               

19th September 2016, 11:00 to 20th September 2016, 16:00,

St. John's College, Durham University: Presentation by Susan Gilchrist on:

AN OVERVIEW OF SCIENCE AND THEOLOGY IN GENDER AND SEXUAL VARIATION, AND ITS IMPACT ON THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH

 

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Jenny-Anne BishopCONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to Jenny-Anne Christine Bishop O.B.E.

   

Jenny-Anne, convener of the Sibyls committee, is made
an O.B.E. in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list for her
work on behalf of transgender people.

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SIBYLS GENDER, SEXUALITY AND SPIRITUALITY WORKSHOP

  

This workshop was presented at the Cutting Edge Consortium Conference on 'Equality and Religious Freedom in a Changing World' held on:  Saturday the 1st November  at Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL.

    

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This workshop has been run at a variety of events. If you are interested in holding one please email

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LOVE'S CONSTANCY AND LEGAL NICETIES: TRANSGENDER PERSPECTIVES ON MARRIAGE.

REVD. TINA BEARDSLEY AND SUSAN GILCHRIST

 

This paper was presented at the conference "TO HAVE AND TO HOLD - THE THEOLOGY OF MARRIAGE". SATURDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER 2014 AT ST JOHN'S WATERLOO

  

The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 has eliminated the need for a couple to divorce when one of them transitions, but has raised other problems, particularly the requirement of spousal consent to Gender Recognition, and the backdating of pension rights.

 

This experiential workshop reflected theologically on marriage in the light of these and other realities of trans people’s lives and relationships.  It was led by two trans people, Susan Gilchrist and Tina Beardsley, who are both members of the Sibyls, and have each been with their partner for over four decades. Both are married to their partner: one for the whole of that time, the other following transition.

 

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A weekend specifically for couples for whom at least one partner is a member of the Sibyls is being planned. This is intended to help couples work through these issues together. For more information email

sibylslink@gmail.com

 

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