The struggle for inclusion, justice, and care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals in religious communities is a struggle that continues today.
An upcoming event hopes to shed light on this issue.
“Faithful Conversations: Building Support for LGBTQ People and Allies in Religious Communities” will be held from 1-8 p.m. Sun., April 22 at Park Hill United Methodist Church, 5209 E. Montview Blvd., Denver, 80207. Registration begins at 1 p.m. and conversations will be held from 2-8 p.m.
The conference is a gathering for LBGTQ people of faith, goodwill, and allies to build relationships, engage in challenging conversations, enhance and build skills for advocacy,
and empower faith communities to support LGBTQ inclusion. Keynote speakers are: Jay Michaelson, author of the recently-released God vs. Gay? The Religious Case for Equality; and
Dr. Kate Ott, Assistant Professor of Christian Social Ethics at Drew University Theological School.
There is a $25 registration fee for the event, which includes dinner. You may register online at www.one-colorado.org/faith-conference. The registration deadline is April 17. For more
information, please call 720-524-1100.
The event is presented by: the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado and One Colorado Education Fund. Co-sponsors include: Keshet and Nehirim.