This Pride month, join with spiritual communities across the Bay in sharing stories, successes and challenges to LGBTQI inclusion in our time. This in-depth discussion and panel will explore current issues related to the intersection of LGBTQI people and religion. How each American spiritual community approaches the question of inclusion of LGBTQI people profoundly impacts our political and social climate. How are religious communities making strides toward LGBTQI inclusion? Which are at the point of internal division? Where is there flexibility and where are doors slammed shut?
Rabbi Mychal Copeland, Rabbi at Congregation Sha’ar Zahav and co-editor of Struggling in Good Faith: LGBTQI Inclusion from 13 American Religious Perspectives [SkylightPaths Publishing, 2015]
Rabbi D’vorah Rose MA, RN, expert in multi-faith healthcare chaplaincy and co-editor of Struggling in Good Faith: LGBTQI Inclusion from 13 American Religious Perspectives [SkylightPaths Publishing, 2015]
Rev.Dr.Cameron Partridge, Rector at St.Aidan’s Episcopal Church in Diamond Heights and was the first openly transgender priest to preach at Washington National Cathedral
Minister Rob Newells, Associate Minister at Imani Community Church in Oakland and Executive Director at AIDS Project of the East Bay
Daigan Gaither, Zen Priest and Sister of Perpetual Indulgence
This program is a joint project of Sha’ar Zahav and St.Aidan’s Episcopal Church.