An Afternoon with James Alison
Catholic priest and theologian who has been developing a positive understanding on LGBTI issues in faith contexts for many years. James was born in England. Currently he works as a travelling preacher, lecturer, and retreat giver. He has written many books on God, religion and LGBTI people and a work on reimagining Christian theology - Broken Hearts and New Creations: Intimations of a Great Reversal (2010). The principal representatives of “religion” have until recently been very negative about LGBTI people, and yet LGBTI people of faith have discovered and are discovering, that it is our very struggle around issues of identity that has deepened our awe and gratitude for all that is best in our respective traditions. What are some of the ways in which we can help those who have “issues” with us (our marriages, our voices, our forms of political presence) move on, and maybe even move deeper into faith? What are going to be some of our tasks in a future where being gay has become a “whatever” issue, but where the life of faith will need to be much deeper if it is to survive?
Sunday September 24, 2017. Time: 2 - 4pmat University of Technology Sydney, Guthrie Theatre Peter Johnson Building, Building 6, Level 3 (CB06.03)Enter at 702-730 Harris Street, Ultimo and proceed to level 3 (down one floor)
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Rainbow Catholics InterAgency for MinistryUniversity of Technology Sydney, Multifaith Chaplaincy. Details: Francis: firstname.lastname@example.org or Ben: email@example.com