Juli Mallett serves as an associate priest at St Andrew in Sidney, and as convener of the Fellowship of St. Gregory of Nyssa, Salt Spring Island. She speaks and writes on the natural world as a source for theological imagination, the Internet as a site of community and sacramental spirituality. She is a member of the diocesan council and president of DAISSI, Salt Spring's LGBTQ2SIA+ society. Juli lives on Salt Spring with her partner, surrounded by a young forest filled with mushrooms and other wonderful things.
Jane Morley is a lawyer by profession, a mediator by inclination, and has become a leader and facilitator of organizational and social change. She is the strategic coordinator of Access to Justice BC, a network of justice system leaders, headed by the chief justice of BC, that seeks to improve access to justice in BC. She is a principal of Restorative Solutions, a group that offers a constructive and systemic approach to conflict within organizations and systems. She is a member of the parish council of the Parish of Pender and Saturna Islands and attend St Peter on Pender.
ABOUT THE SESSION
The World Council of Churches Faith and Order Paper No 111 names five elements of what takes place in baptism:
- Participation in Christ’s Death and Resurrection
- Conversion, Pardoning and Cleansing
- The Gift of the Spirit
- Incorporation into the Body of Christ
- The Sign of the Kingdom
Each of these is worthy of remembering, as well as ongoing reflection and meditation. In our baptismal liturgy in the Book of Alternative Serivces each candidate for baptism is asked six questions. This session explores the following two questions:
- Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?
- Will you strive to safeguard the integrity of God’s creation and respect, sustain, and renew the life of the earth?