Publications and resources

The Network plans to publish a book of collected reflective research pieces that are the product of collaboration between academics, church practitioners and charity workers in response to the colloquia

The published collection will be innovative both in terms of the topics it covers, and also in its methodological approach. Contributions will be co-written by academics and practitioners, either with a single voice, presented in the form of dialogue, paper and response or in any other way that the participants feel appropriate.

The work will embody the boundary crossing that will be made possible by the Network and provide a new way to undertake biblical studies and practical theology. The work will primarily be aimed at academic audiences and those engaged in Christian work.

The Network will also publish collaboratively designed educational resources on Christianity and gender-based violence. Two different 10-page educational resource packs will be designed:

  • One for use by school and/or university chaplaincies in their work with Christian survivors of abuse,
  • One aimed at educating Christian communities around Scripture and gender-based violence for use in Bible study or small group support work in Churches and charity groups.

Drawing on from themes emerging from the colloquia, they will be finalised through two workshops. This will fulfil part of the network’s aim which is to work with church and charity practitioners to identify the most effective ways in which to transform academic research into educational resources, including the most appropriate formats and dissemination methods (i.e. in print, online, or perhaps both).

Holly Morse and Kirsi Cobb will also co-author a journal article focused on the methodological insights gained from the collaborative approach to research between academic and non-academics fostered by the Network.

It will explore some of the practical aspects of supporting this kind of collaboration, including:

  • The facilitation of trans-institutional research led discussions;
  • the incorporation of collaborative practice led research within Biblical Studies;

the study of religion and theology more widely, such as feminist and gender focused theology, and practical theology.