As part of our fedgling Project Emmaus, we are delighted to announce this upcoming symposium for church leaders:
Stories of belief from LGBT Christians
Saturday 7th March, 10am-3pm, Trinity College Dublin Chaplaincy. Lunch will be provided.
The contemporary discussion about LGBT lives and stories in Ireland is often centred:
a) on the upcoming referendum
b) on whether or not LGBT people are a threat to marriage, the family and children.
However, this upcoming event will explore some of the underlying themes, beliefs and stories in our current debate, the human cost of discussions about the causation and cure of being gay, as well the other side of contemporary discussions on the consequences of legitimising LGBT people in all aspects of society, inclusion and leadership.
Our time together will include:
- Hearing stories
- Theological exploration
- Group Discussion
- Learning how to hear each other well.
- Practising the art of listening.
Poet, theologian and group worker, Pádraig Ó Tuama is the team leader at the Corrymeela Community. His book of prose and poetry, In the Shelter, is published by Hachette Ireland and is available in all good bookshops.
Richard Carson is the Chief Executive of ACET Ireland and has 15 years experience training on the interactions of faith, sexual health and sexuality around Ireland and in 13 other countries around the world, including through an award-winning Masters degree in Trinity College Dublin.
This event is part of a fledgling project of ACET Ireland which explores the interface of LGBT and faith issues and is funded by the LGBT Communities Fund of the Community Foundation of Ireland. It is being held in partnership with the Corrymeela Community and the TCD Methodist Chaplaincy.