Seeking LGBTI Religious Leaders to Speak at “Ethics of Reciprocity” Conference

A coalition of pro-LGBTI faith-based organizations and advocates who work at the United Nations are seeking LGBTI/queer religious leaders to speak on the impact of religious intolerance on their lives and the lives of their communities at an event at United Nations headquarters in NY.

The aim of the October 2017 meeting will be to provide a rare platform for representatives of member states and UN stakeholders to hear the theological and ethical arguments for ending violence and discrimination against LGBTI persons.

This will be a high level event where an audience of progressive and conservative religious leaders have agreed to listen and act to end violence and discrimination occurring globally against LGBTI persons and their families.

The “Ethics of Reciprocity” conference will culminate in a “Do No Harm” agreement with a commitment to end violence and discrimination against LGBTI persons around the world.

We are inviting leaders from all religious and spiritual traditions, geographic places, genders, identities, and economic diversity. We would especially like to invite women and indigenous leaders to come forward. Speakers must identify as LGBTI, and do not need to be clergy.

All costs associated with travel and a per diem will be made available. To submit your information or to recommend a friend or colleague, please click HERE.

Please note that while the conference will be occurring in the secure environment of the UN, it will be a public event. Therefore, agreed upon rules of engagement as well as a conflict management process will be in effect.

for more information or any other enquiries, please write to: Geronimo D. Desumala, III geronimo.desumala@gmail.com

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1 thought on “Seeking LGBTI Religious Leaders to Speak at “Ethics of Reciprocity” Conference

    DONGMO TEMOMO Therese Yolande

    (June 13, 2017 - 2:18 pm)

    Je suis TRANS* Camerounais DE 31 ans. Ancien catechiste,et eleve en 2eme annee des cours de theologie de la paroisse Christ Roi de STINGA en collaboration avec l Universite Cathlolique d Afrique centrale, je me considere comme leader religieux en se sens que j ai appris et continu de le faire la parole de Dieu a beaucoup de personne, quoi que desormais mon orientation sexuel et mon identite de genre ne me permettent plus de le faire publiquement. j ai vecu et continue de vivre le mepris et le rejet des autres membres religieux lorsque dans la parole je n ai lu nul part l objet de ma condamnation. Dans les Associations j explique l urgence de creer une relation personnel avec Dieu car nos contemporains prennent la bible a tors pour justifier leurs violences et frustrations.

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