A Generous Faith 2015

The Magic City Acceptance Project’s Communities of Faith Committee and the Human Rights Campaign Alabama invite you to join us for the inaugural  “A Generous Faith: Walking With Our LGBTQ+ Community” conference on November 5-6 at Temple Emanu-El and Highlands United Methodist Church in Birmingham.

This statewide convening of interfaith leaders, both clergy and lay people, has been deliberately planned to be accessible for faith leaders whose personal and congregational journeys will be varied as they relate to understanding, acceptance, or advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer-identifying (LGBTQ+) community members.

To this end, we have invited Rev. Roland Stringfellow of the Pacific School of Religion to offer our Thursday evening plenary session at Temple Emanu-El. On Friday morning, participants are invited to join a day of conversation and breakout sessions based on three different theological and communal tracks: Understanding, Acceptance, and Advocacy.

Breakout sessions will include a panel discussion with LGBTQ+ people of faith, a training session for using Family Acceptance Project material in your congregations, scriptural exploration, and coalition building. Wherever you or your faith communities are on your journeys of understanding, acceptance, or advocacy for LGBTQ+ persons, there is a track for you.

This conference is for you if:

…you would like to understand how to be in ministry with LGBTQ+ persons, even if your community of faith doesn’t agree about every issue.

…you would like to move your community of faith towards greater acceptance and affirmation of LGBTQ+ persons.

…you would like to figure out how draw on spiritual and theological resources for advocacy with LGBTQ+ persons.
We hope you’ll leave this conference equipped to grow your ministry not only with LGBTQ+ persons, but also friends, family, and allies.

Please contact Eva Walton Kendrick at eva.walton@hrc.org with any registration or conference questions.