LGBTQ+ people are increasingly in the crosshairs of the current political climate of the United States. What role does the Church play in the fight for equality and human rights, and how can religious Americans stand in solidarity with our LGBTQ+ siblings?
On Monday, June 5, all are invited to join the Cathedral for an evening of lively discussion and community-building with a panel talk about LGBTQ+ identity and issues through a Christian lens. The Very Reverend Patrick Malloy, Dean of the Cathedral, moderates a panel of renowned thinkers and theologians:
- The Rev. Dr. Mary Barber, Episcopal priest, psychiatrist, professor at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, widely published author on LGBTQ+ issues in a number of medical and psychological/psychiatric journals
- The Rev. Dr. Charlie Bell, priest of the Church of England, psychiatrist, professor at Cambridge University and King’s College London, author of Queer Holiness and the forthcoming Light to Those in Darkness: Total Pain and the Body of Christ
- The Rev. Dr. Patrick Cheng, Episcopal priest, attorney, professor at Union Theological Seminary, author of Rainbow Theology and numerous other books and articles on the intersection of Christianity and Queer identity
- The Rev. James Martin, SJ, Roman Catholic priest in the Society of Jesus, editor-at-large of America magazine, and author of Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity
The discussion will be held in person and available to livestream on the Cathedral’s website, YouTube channel, and Facebook page. The Cathedral is grateful to the Episcopal Divinity School and to the Friends of the Cathedral (formerly known as the Laymen’s Club) for co-sponsoring this event.
(Event contributed by bWillem Klaver MHM)