Canon Rachel Mann is an Anglican parish priest, poet and scholar. She writes across a wide field of subjects, including sexuality, gender, poetry and popular culture. Her books include ‘Fierce Imaginings’, a study of the myths and rituals embedded in the Great War, and Dazzling Darkness, a theological memoir of growing up trans.
Pádraig Ó Tuama is a poet and a theologian from Ireland. With interests in conflict, religion and poetry, he lectures, writes, leads retreats and speaks both in Ireland and internationally. From 2014-2019 he was the leader of the Corrymeela Community, Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation organisation.
Reverend Canon Mark Oakley is Dean of St John’s College Cambridge and former Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral. Mark’s interests are the relationship between faith and poetry, human rights and the language andplace of faith in the contemporary world.
Julienne McLean practices as a psychologist, psychotherapist and Jungian analyst in north London, as well as being a spiritual director. She has had a lifelong involvement in the Christian contemplative tradition, with a particular interest in the relationship between modern depth psychology and contemplative prayer.