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Q21: A Conversation Café – SEXUALITY, GENDER & RELIGION
Thursday, March 17, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
– What role does faith and spirituality play in your life?
– Where do you see connections between spirituality, sexuality and gender?
– How are people queering and re-examining religious ideas to build affirming communities?
Spirituality and a wide diversity of faith traditions still hold a great influence on our lives, both socially and individually. While some religious traditions have a history of mistreatment towards sexuality and gender diversity, many of these traditions are being re-examined by scholars and practitioners to find positive and affirming connections between faith and sexuality.
This week we’re excited to welcome Ralph Carl Wushke. Ralph Carl is an Ecumenical Chaplain at U of T and oversees the University of Toronto Qu(e)erying Religion group that explores connections between sexuality and religion. A United Church of Canada minister and chaplain at U of T, Wushke holds the Master of Theology (2004 TST–Emmanuel) in queer theory, philosophical hermeneutics and sexuality ethics. An LGBTQ activist in church, society, and in HIV/AIDS, he founded Qu(e)erying Religion at U of T in 2005. He spent the fall of 2015 on sabbatical in Cuba and had significant contact and involvement with queer communities there, including the newly formed SOMOS Metropolitan Community Church of Matanzas.
LOCATION: Room 420, 21 Sussex Avenue
Q21: A Conversation Café is your weekly opportunity to connect with students and guest facilitators about the topics on our minds. Q21 will take place every Thursday from 3:00 – 4:30 pm. Each week will have a theme and a new guest facilitator.
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