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Wednesday06March18:006:00 pm - 8:00 pm(GMT+00:00) View in my timeSeeking Harmony and Compassion: Helping Parishes with LGBTQ+ Ministry

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Orthodox Christians are called, first and foremost, to love all—for “God is love.” But the reality for many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Orthodox Christians today is that their relationship to the Church is defined not by love but by apathy, exclusion, and condemnation. As a faith, we must choose love and compassion—to “love thy neighbor”— instead. This requires no change of faith, but a fuller, more compassionate understanding of what our faith in loving God truly requires of us.

We invite you to a conversation about ministering to LGBTQ+ Christians. The panel will discuss a study guide produced by the Oslo Coalition on the Freedom of Religion and/or Belief, based on the recently published Orthodox Tradition and Human Sexuality (Fordham University Press).  Join us to discuss the opportunities, challenges, and resources for ministry among LGBTQ+ faithful.

A link to the reading material will be emailed to all registrants prior to the event.

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McNally Amphitheater, Lincoln Center Campus, Fordham University

140 W 62nd St, New York, NY 10023

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Orthodox Christian Studies Center at Fordham

The Orthodox Christian Studies Center provides a space within a university setting for engagement with Orthodox Christianity by undergraduate and graduate students, participating faculty, and friends. It seeks to promote understanding of Orthodox Christianity in Western Culture; to preserve and perpetuate a vibrant Orthodox Christian tradition in America; to articulate the value and relevance of the Orthodox Christian tradition; and to promote ecumenical dialogue and relations, especially with Roman Catholicism.

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