Grace, Gender, and Sexuality
Join us as we explore gender and sexuality in the context of generous hospitality and Christian faith. We will learn about the broad spectrum of gender, identity, and sexuality. We will discover how we can be a more graciously welcoming and supportive as Christian community. We will look at language and ways to be respectful; hear about the experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals and their courageous witness of faith; and friends will share personal spiritual stories. We welcome to the series a variety of presenters from PFlag Toronto, Generous Spaces Toronto, and LGBTQ+ members from the Anglican Community.
Tuesday, June 4 – Gender & Terminology
We will explore the fluidity and broad spectrum of gender identity. We will also discuss the use of pronouns, how to reference one another with grace and respect. Anne Creighton will guide us through the most current information about sexuality, gender and terminology.
Tuesday, June 11 – Generous Spaces: A screening of Resilient Faith and panel discussion
Generous Space Ministries is a group that supports LGBTQ+ people in the Christian Faith. Members of the Toronto group will share the film “Resilient Faith: LGBTQ+ Voices in the Church and facilitate discussion about Christian community, inclusion and faithful witness.
Tuesday, June 18 – Spiritual Diversity: First Person Stories
Four stories of personal faith will be shared by Christian members from a diversity of backgrounds. We will hear of courageous faith from trans, lesbian, gay and queer friends, and be invited into deeper ways to listen, be hospitable and share in our Christian life together as community.
Each evening will take place at 7:00pm in the Community Room of the Cathedral Centre (65 Church St)