Saturday, July 26, 2008

Press Advisory

26 July 2008


CANTERBURY, UK—Claiming the Blessing presents "SEVEN PASSAGES: The Stories of Gay Christians"—which tells the true stories of more than 100 gay and lesbian Christians and their relationship to the Christian faith. It is an ethnographic play: a play that is composed of text that has been directly transcribed from real people. The title "SEVEN PASSAGES" refers to the seven biblical passages often used to condemn homosexuals. The production aims to facilitate a dialogue and a listening process with the Christian community.

Claiming the Blessing, the sponsor of this event, is an association of Episcopalians advocating for the full inclusion of all the baptized in all the sacraments of the church.

There will be a question and answers session with the cast following the play.

Show Dates: Wednesday, July 30th and Thursday, July 31st
Start Time: 20:00
Venue: Aphra Theatre, University of Kent

Made possible through a generous grant from the Arcus Gay & Lesbian Fund

For more information contact:
The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Black, +44 (0)7503695582,

Press contact in the UK:
Louise Brooks, Senior Press Officer, +44 (0)7503 695 579,

Press contact in the USA:
Jan Adams, Field Organizer, +1-415-378-2050,

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