Deadline: 15th August 2017.
Since its creation in October 2015, the Global Network of Rainbow Catholics (GNRC) brings together groups and organisations, which provide pastoral care and work for justice for LGBTQI people. The Network strives for inclusion, dignity and equality of this community in the Roman Catholic Church and in the wider civil society. The GNRC held its 1st Assembly in October 2015 in Rome at the conference, “Ways of Love”, with 80 participants from 30 countries. To this date, the GNRC represents 25 allied groups across all continents. The organizers would like to invite you to the 2nd assembly of the GNRC to take place in Munich, from 30 Nov to 3 Dec 2017. This will be an exciting opportunity for sharing your stories and to work hand in hand for progress in the Roman Catholic Church in the famous capital of Bavaria.
The assembly has two goals: 1) to consolidate the organisational development of GNRC and 2) to define strategies in key areas such as
dialogue with leaders of the Catholic Church.
promoting best practices of pastoral work with LGBTQI people and their families
campaigning for a Catholic statement against criminalization of LGBT people
confronting the anti-gender rhetoric within the Catholic Church.
The complementary program of the assembly includes
A guided tour and a prayer at the Concentration Camp Memorial in Dachau
A visit of the Christmas market in Munich
A Eucharist service in the “Bürgersaalkirche” in the city of Munich
A Bavarian dinner in Munich
Conference language is English. Plenary sessions will be translated into Spanish and German. A pre-conference for African participants starts at Wednesday (29 Nov) at 12pm. The venue of the Assembly is the International Youth Guest House (Jugendherberge Dachau) in Dachau, a suburb of Munich.
There are two scholarship programs available to help with conference fees for the following groups:
1. Participants from the Global South (includes support with travel costs).
2. Participants from Central and Eastern Europe (reduction of conference fee).
How to Apply:
The registration and application for scholarships can be found at this link.
Contact for questions about the assembly: