Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Many Stories... One Voice

"Many Stories...One Voice" is the successor to Welcoming Our Witness. It is THE ecumenical gathering for LGBT people of faith this year. Integrity is hoping that at least 20 Episcopalians will register. Please save this date on your calendar. Registration information will be available soon.

Many Stories

We come from many different contexts. We are Protestant, Catholic, Pentecostal, Evangelical, Anabaptist. We are African American, Asian and Pacific Islander, Latino/a, First Nation People, European American. We are queer, questioning, intersex, lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual, heterosexual. We are a diverse mix of theological and political beliefs: progressive, moderate, conservative.

One Voice

And we are drawn together into Christian Community. As we come to genuinely know one another, we are invited to challenge the world to these same kinds of just, loving and genuine relationships across race, class, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation and ability. We are devout in our faith and committed to a just society that discriminates against no one. We are drawn together to speak with one voice the truth of God’s extravagant welcome.

Many Stories, One Voice

Designed as a leadership development event, this conference offers:
  • rich Bible Study
  • challenging and profound worship and praise
  • genuine relationship-building across and amidst our differences
    concrete skills-building
  • reflective and incisive theological analysis
  • strategic action

Many Stories, One Voice has as its goal transformation – of individual lives, of our pro-lgbt movement and of our culture. Come join us as we joyfully equip the saints for the Ministry of God’s Extravagant Welcome.

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1 comment:

Stellewriter said...

Concerning the use of LGBt...

Let us not confuse by unfair association those who have medical issues…
Every ten minutes a child is born, 1/2500, in which the doctor cannot determine the sex, or gender. This is not talking about homosexuality, but tragically a congenital condition of birth which can be caused by endocrine agents and chemicals. These children are Intersex; they are born into a life of not male or female. Likewise in similar fashion the Transsexual is identified with a Bioneurological congenital condition, and they too are locked into something not quite so clearly defined as male, or female. The best we can do is live as close to what we seem to believe we are. That may preclude the wants, and often ignorant and bigoted beliefs of others. In what case do we ignore this issue and abandon the children who now cannot hide? How can anyone continue in hate and prejudice so as to deny simple equality and justice? Not an easy thing to resolve, but one that is present and will not go away. I can appreciate social opinion, and the freedom to express same, but I would hope our culture and ethos would be with regard to the children, teens, and emerging adults, and all who are not so fortunate to have been born by someone’s idea of “normal.”

Stellewriter – Conservative Christian, Parent, and Transsexual.