Call To Action 20-30 community


    Call To Action Eastern Regional Conference
    Oct 20 – Oct 21 all-day

    Greer Gordon“Called to Justice under a Trump Administration … To Do Justice, To Love Tenderly, To Walk Humbly with Our God”

    Keynote Addresses:

    • Sr. Simone Campbell: “Social Justice Under a Trump Administration”
    • Greer Gordon: “Racism and Privilege in Our Church and Society”
    • Sr. Patty Chappell, Pax Christi: Called To Be a People of Peace”

    Focus Sessions:

    • LGBT and the Welcoming Church
    • Caring for our Earth
    • Immigration, Deportation, and Sanctuary
    • Transgender, Intersex Identities, and the Family
    Call To Action Midwest Regional Conference
    Oct 20 – Oct 21 all-day

    Adam BuckoKeynote: Adam Bucko, “What Breaks Your Heart? A Call To Action – A Call To a New Spirituality”

    Young people are not necessarily rejecting God, they just simply feel that “religious organizations are too concerned with money and power, too focused on rules and too involved in politics. It is for this reason … that the rise of ‘spiritual but not religious’ is not a sign of spiritual decline but rather ‘a new kind of spiritual awakening.'”

    All Are Welcome: The Way You Are
    Oct 27 – Oct 29 all-day

    “A retreat for LGBT persons and their allies”

    The Marian Social Justice Collaborative LGBT Initiative Team has been working hard to coordinate with our presenters to provide a quality, faith-filled and affirming retreat weekend. Presenters will speak on topics such as finding your true self, creating welcoming spaces and recognizing your call. All are welcome on this weekend, LGBT persons, allies, friends, family members and those who minister with the LGBT Catholic community.

    Rolling the Stone Away: Generations of Love and Justice
    Oct 31 – Nov 2 all-day

    Rolling the Stone Away logo

    “A conference for LGBTQIA saints and prophets—generations past and present—to honor our history and empower our future.”

    Join founders, movers, and shakers in the LGBTQ+ Christian world to tell stories and explore our future. Notable Catholics voices will include Marianne Duddy-Burke, Sr. Jeannine Gramick, Jamie Manson, and Mary Hunt, among others.

    Following Jesus in Holy Honesty
    Nov 13 – Nov 15 all-day

    New Ways Ministry is sponsoring a retreat for gay priests, brothers, deacons, and all diocesan clergy personnel, congregational leadership, and formation personnel. The title of the program is “Following Jesus in Holy Honesty.” The retreat facilitator is Fr. Steve Wolf, pastor of Immaculate Conception parish, Nashville, Tennessee.

    Fr. Wolf describes the program:

    “For gay priests, brothers and deacons, the retreat is designed to develop better self-understanding, spirituality, friendships, and relationship with the institutional Church.

    “For diocesan clergy personnel, congregational leaders and formation ministers, the retreat will develop better understandings of the personal and spiritual journeys of gay men in clerical and religious life.

    “Retreatants will explore ways gay clergy and religious answer the call to beloved celibacy, keeps searching for God in good will, ministers to anger, resentment, and fear as did Jesus, and accepts the grace of a kind of symbiosis of the incarnation and resurrection as an apostle in the world.”

    Steve will draw from the pastoral message of Pope Francis and reflect on some writings of Thomas Merton, James Alison, and others. He will also share some of his experience from participation in PFLAG and his parish group of parents and LGBT Catholics.

    Global Network of Rainbow Catholics 2017 Second Assembly
    Nov 30 – Dec 3 all-day

    GNRC Second Assembly

    “Hear a Just Cause”

    The Second GNRC gathering will be held in Munich, Germany from November 30 to December 3, 2017. There are many reasons to meet, share information and ideas, to pray and keep the dream of LGBTQI justice and inclusion in the Catholic Church alive.

    DignityUSA 50th Anniversary Conference
    Jul 5 – Jul 7 all-day

    Dignity Convention 2019 logo“True to Ourselves, True to the Spirit”

    Want to be sure you don’t miss out on DignityUSA’s next national conference? This one, marking 50 years of Dignity, is sure to be extraordinary! By preregistering now with a downpayment of $100, you guarantee yourself 10% off the regular registration fee.