Sue, a good friend of mine was telling me of her experiences with Catholic Nun, Feminist Theologian Prof. Elaine Wainwright (presently Head of the School of Theology, Auckland University) – that's her up there on the left - specifically Sue talked about the ways in which Elaine approaches and does theology in our contemporary context, the ways in which Elaine works with stories and narrative. I'm sure I haven't described that well, but the way Sue described it was very energising. I could readily see application and practical advantages. Thanks Sue, you open doors to new worlds in wonderful ways.
So, as is my practice when conversations resonate with areas that I’m exploring or interested in I went exploring – here’s an online essay by Elaine – Can We Free Ourselves for Transformation? (19/08/01). Its context is Australia, but certainly it is translatable into our Aotearoa New Zealand context, and no doubt other locales and cultural contexts. Excerpt below.