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Media & Publications

As a public theologian, I speak to issues in society from a spiritual perspective. I am available to speak to the media on topics that touch on the intersection of spirituality/religion and society. This includes but is not limited to:

-   the housing crisis,

-   the climate crisis,

-    artificial intelligence

-   death, dying, grief

-   should we mark religious holidays in a secular world

-   the importance of ritual in a secular world

 

Basically, if it’s in the news, I have opinions on how it relates to spiritual things and ordinary people. I have an engaging and informed media presence. Below is a sampling of my published works and media engagement.

Publications

This is a beautiful collection of sermons and prayers from an open and relational theological perspective. It's an excellent resource for worship leaders and a richly nourishing collection for those who seek spiritual words for the real world

Honoured to have a few contributions in here.

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Beth Hayward infront of the choir during Sunday service

Publications

Housing

This op-ed was published in the Vancouver Sun a couple years ago. In it, I take to task those who would say there’s no room in my neighbourhood for people like you.

Publications

Leadership

I wrote this piece for a book on leadership entitled Open and Relational Leadership: Leading with Love (SacraSage Press, 2019).  You can purchase the book here. And you can read my article below.

Beth Hayward preaching during Sunday service
Beth Hayward giving an interview to CBC News for Refugee Sponsorship Program at Canadian Memorial United Church

Past Media Appearances

Here’s some links to various news stories and interviews (print, audio and video).  They offer a glimpse of what matters to me.

  1. Remembrance Day coverage by Vancouver is Awesome.
     

  2. Syrian Refugee sponsorship coverage by CBC News.
     

  3. Revived church focuses on peace coverage by Vancouver is Awesome.
     

  4. Pride display at Vancouver churches has deeper message coverage by Vancouver is Awesome.
     

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Past Media Appearances

Drive-Through Ash Wednesday

  1. Drive-thru Ash Wednesday blessings 2023 coverage by Daily Hive.
     

  2. Drive-thru Ash Wednesday 2019 coverage by Global News.
     

  3. Drive-thru blessings for Ash Wednesday 2019 coverage by CBC News.

Beth Hayward during Drive-through Ash Wednesday
Beth Hayward infront of the choir during Sunday service

Publications

Housing

This op-ed was published in the Vancouver Sun a couple years ago. In it, I take to task those who would say there’s no room in my neighbourhood for people like you.

Publications

Leadership

I wrote this piece for a book on leadership entitled Open and Relational Leadership: Leading with Love (SacraSage Press, 2019).  You can purchase the book here. And you can read my article below.

Beth Hayward preaching during Sunday service
Beth Hayward giving an interview to CBC News for Refugee Sponsorship Program at Canadian Memorial United Church

Past Media Appearances

Here’s some links to various news stories and interviews (print, audio and video).  They offer a glimpse of what matters to me.

  1. Remembrance Day coverage by Vancouver is Awesome.
     

  2. Syrian Refugee sponsorship coverage by CBC News.
     

  3. Revived church focuses on peace coverage by Vancouver is Awesome.
     

  4. Pride display at Vancouver churches has deeper message coverage by Vancouver is Awesome.
     

Screen Shot 2023-02-01 at 1.32.43 AM.png

Past Media Appearances

Drive-Through Ash Wednesday

  1. Drive-thru Ash Wednesday blessings 2023 coverage by Daily Hive.
     

  2. Drive-thru Ash Wednesday 2019 coverage by Global News.
     

  3. Drive-thru blessings for Ash Wednesday 2019 coverage by CBC News.

Beth Hayward during Drive-through Ash Wednesday

Biblical Commentary

Scripture Reading

Here is a link to some Biblical commentary I prepared on scripture readings, interpreted from an Open and Relational theological perspective. These are primarily of interest for people who engage in regular bible study and preaching.

Biblical commentary by Beth Hayward
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