Dear Dignity Network Canada friends, colleagues and partners in Ottawa – please find attached an invitation to an interesting event we are partnering on with our member The United Church of Canada and the Global Centre for Pluralism. We’re excited to welcome guests from South Africa and India for this conversation. Please feel free to share with others in the community who might be interested in this important topic.
Navigating Queer Identities and Faith: Are Spaces for Inclusion and Pluralism Possible?
In conversation with the 2023 Global Pluralism Award Finalists
Wednesday, November 15th, 2023
Event from 5:00 to 7:00pm
Rossy Room, National Arts Centre
Across the world, LGBTQ2S+ people often face significant patterns of exclusion involving the loss of support from families and friends. Included in this larger pattern of exclusion is the loss of one’s faith, spiritual or religious community, which for many has resulted in a crisis of faith or identity. However, faith communities do not have to be inherently exclusionary and can also be a place for belonging, affirmation and inclusion for LGBTQ2S+ people.
Join us for a panel discussion on the intersection of faith and queer identity that will explore spirituality as a tool for recognizing, protecting, and supporting the human rights of all.
The event will be in English with bilingual (English and French) Q&A.
Please note that this an in-person event. Please note that photographs and footage will be taken throughout the event and can be used by the Centre for print and/or online publications.