Young Greenbelt trustee, Molly Boot, has been shortlisted as one of three speakers at the Theology Slam Live Final, taking place on 26th March at St John’s Hoxton. Speaking on the theme of ‘theology and the #MeToo movement’, Molly will be considering how sexual harassment has changed her understanding of the Christian mystics.
Established to help find engaging young voices who think theologically about the world around them, Theology Slam is an annual competition, inviting entrants to send a 500-word piece on one of 12 contemporary issues, along with a 90 second video explaining who they are and why they are interested in the chosen topic. Three finalists are then chosen to speak on their topics for 7-10 minutes during the Live Final.
Molly’s fellow finalists are Sam Hodson (who will be speaking on ‘theology and disability’), and Augustine Tanner-Ihm (speaking on ‘theology and race’). Judging them will be a panel of experts and leading theologians, including Revd Dr Isabelle Hamley, Chaplain to the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Archbishop himself said that the ‘Theology Slam encourages us to… listen to God, listen to the world, and listen to the voices emerging within the church, so that we can join into God’s work in the world today.’
Also included in the judging panel are Selina Stone, a tutor and lecturer in Political Theology at St Mellitus College, London, and Mark Greene, Executive Director at The London Institute for Contemporary Christianity (LICC), along with Hannah Malcolm, whose remarkable talk on Theology and the Environment at the 2019 Theology Slam Final resulted in her winning the event.
To book tickets for the final and find out more information, go here.