The idea is to explore open and affirming congregations, who and what work is being done in our community, and how we can use that insight and knowledge to encourage more faith-based communities to affirm LGBTQ people regionally and globally.
Our panelists are pioneers in this space:
Rabbi Denise Eger, Founder of Congregation Kol Ami
Reverend Troy Perry, Founder of Metropolitan Community Churches
Mel White, Founder of Soulforce, American Clergyman and Author
Ani Zonneveld, Founder/President of Muslims for Progressive Values
Here's the flyer:
It's a free event (with a $10 suggested donation to cover costs.) For those of you in the LA area who are interested, I hope you'll join us. Tickets and details here.
And for those of you geographically elsewhere, we'll be working on expanding the conversation online!
As a Jewish spiritual Atheist myself, I'm thrilled that we're diving into this topic in a way that includes many faiths and perspectives on the role religion can have in making our world a better place for LGBTQ people, and everyone else, too.
My thanks to The Lavender Effect team helping me pull this event together: Andy Sacher (The Lavender Effect's Founding Executive and Creative Director), Ken Taylor and John Boswell.
Namaste (the light in me recognizes and acknowledges the light in you),