Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Josephine Inkpin

Revd Dr Josephine Inkpin

Revd Dr Josephine Inkpin

B.A (Hons) Oxon, Cert.Theology Oxon, MA (Hons) Oxon, PhD (Dunelm)

Jo Inkpin has been an Anglican priest for over 30 years, taught history and theology within Oxford University, Cambridge University Extension Courses (UK), the North East Ordination Course (UK) , St John’s Morpeth (CSU) & Newcastle School of Theology, and worked in several different capacities (including theological education, community development, peace and reconciliation, ecumenism, interreligious dialogue and environmental mission), at local, regional and national levels. An historian, theologian, social ethicist, and border crossing activist, she is currently particularly engaged in issues of interreligious challenge, Australian Reconciliation, and gender & sexuality.   She has held various leading roles in Interreligious organisations (including the Australian National Dialogue of Christians, Muslims & Jews) and is currently co-chair of the Anglican Church Southern Queensland’s Reconciliation Action Plan and co-chair of Equal Voices Queensland.

Jo is also a transgender woman and author of Trans Spirit Flourishing – a transgender Christian website of resources –

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THL131/410 The Rise of Christianity to 600CE
THL132 European Reformations, 1400–1700
THL245 God, Humanity & Difference
THL330 Global Christianity since 1700
THL513 Church History Methodology (Honours level)

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  • Religion and Violence, editor, and chapter: ‘Towards a Global Ethic of Peace and Reconciliation’, ATF Press, Adelaide, 2007.
  • Kerker: It’s Time – a collection of Indigenous Christian theology, NATSIEC, Sydney, 2007 (co-editor, with Graeme Mundine)
  • ‘Combating the “Sin of Self-Sacrifice”: Christian Feminism in the Women’s Suffrage Struggle 1903-1918, PhD Thesis, School of Theology, University of Durham, 1996

Book chapters

  • ‘Building a Model City of Peace and Harmony Down Under’, in We Will Seek Peace and Pursue It, edited Neil Paynter, Wild Goose Publications, Glasgow, UK, 2015
  • ‘Encountering God in Difference’, in Encountering God, edited Nigel Leaves, Morning Star Publishing, 2014
  • Contributions in Holy God: Liturgies and worship resources for an engaged spirituality, Paynter, N. & Boothroyd, H. (eds), Wild Goose Publications, Glasgow, UK, 2009

Journal articles and other publications

  • Trans Spirit Flourishing – transgender Christian website, 2017
  • ‘From Bishops to Bunya Nuts: bringing Australian Reconciliation, Ecology and Mission together’’, Australian Association of Mission Studies, vol 10. no.2, 2016
  • ‘Is there still a place for Christian feminism?’, Eremos 129
  • ‘Living with the Shadows, Finding Hope in the Celtic Blackbird: reflections on the path to healing and reconciliation in Ireland,’ Eremos
  • ‘Coming Right Way: Reconnecting with Land and People in Australia’, Eremos
  • Review of James W. Jones, Blood that Cries Out from the Earth: The Psychology of Religious Violence, Journal of Anglican Studies, Volume 7, Special Issue 02, Nov 2009.
  • ‘Nei Neiwa Yi Yu Gali: Towards a Whole Body Theology of Reconciliation’, Australian Association of Mission Studies, 2008
  • with G.Mundine:, ‘The Lazarus Demand – Overcoming Indigenous Poverty: A Biblical Reflection on John Ch.11’, Australian e-Journal of Theology, Feb 2006.
  • ‘Jesus and Gender’, Movement for the Ordination of Women, London, UK, 1990 & 2002.
  • ‘Tender Comrade: Jesus and Masculinity’, Southwell and Oxford Papers, Oxford, 1989.
  • Making a Track: a selection of the first Christian feminists – blog, 2014 -
  • co-producer, with G. Russell-Mundine, and G. Mundine: Make Indigenous Poverty History – CD-ROM resource, NATSIEC/NCCA, Sydney, 2006.
  • Seeds of Peace – stories of Australians transforming violence – CD resource, NCCA, 2005.
  • Whispers of Peace – enhanced double CD of songs & sheet music for the Decade to Overcome Violence, NCCA, Sydney, 2004.
  • Journey of Promise: young Australian Christians, Muslims and Jews seeking understanding (DVD resource), NCCA, Sydney
  • Five Bible Studies for the Decade to Overcome Violence, NCCA, Sydney, &, with E. Ninnes, Cultivating Peace: resources for the Decade to Overcome Violence, NCCA, 2003.
  • One People, Many Religions – video resource, Gateshead Council, UK, 1994.

Conference presentations, seminars and workshops


  • various for: Vesak Celebrations and Inter-religious Conferences at UNESCO, Paris (2013-2015)
  • various for: International Inter-religious Peace & Harmony Conferences, Toowoomba (2012-15)
  • Attentiveness; Simone Weil and the Spiritual Key to Education’ , ACSQ Diocesan Schools Conference, Gold Coast (2012)
  • Embracing the darkness: the contemplative path and action together in the contemporary world’, keynote address, National Interfaith Forum of Aotearoa New Zealand (2010)
  • Receiving the Gift: Christian Unity in a post-ecumenical world’, keynote address, Presbyterian & Methodist Ecumenical Conference, Christchurch New Zealand (2009)
  • Religious Addictions to Violence and possible antidotes’, keynote address to ‘Thou Shalt Not Kill’ Conference, Centre for Peace & Conflict Studies, Sydney University (2008)

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