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Events

Nov
16
Fri
2018
Gracious Embodiment: Embracing Capacious Sexuality
Nov 16 @ 4:30 pm – Nov 18 @ 1:30 pm

Gracious Embodiment: Embracing a Capacious Sexuality

Today “sexuality” means anything and everything: identity; orientation; the way we organize love, desire, and affection; even our whole way of being in the world as embodied spirit. We are part of a Church still struggling with how to connect all these fluid, evolving meanings. We come from a religious past with a narrow vision of binary sexes created for the purpose of procreation, in which a limited degree of male sexual desire is sanctioned and women’s experiences are considered irrelevant.

Jan
22
Tue
2019
Equally Blessed Pilgrimage to World Youth Day
Jan 22 – Jan 27 all-day

Panama at night

From January 21-27, 2019, six brave young adults are headed to World Youth Day in Panama to create the space now for LGBTQI people within the Catholic Church. This comes in the wake of:

While our church has repeatedly villainized LGBTQI people as “disordered,” our pilgrims will counter this with a message of love and radical inclusion.

Our Mission

Our pilgrims commit to embracing the spirit of prophetic non-violence and witnessing to their fellow World Youth Day participants by:

  • Engaging in one-on-one conversations about issues of importance to young LGBTQI Catholics on the streets of Panama City, Panama
  • Engaging with the media
  • Being a visible presence at World Youth Day events
  • Sharing the message that we are all Equally Blessed!

While we raise awareness about issues of gender and sexuality in the lives of Catholics, we will challenge harmful teachings and pastoral practices that dehumanize us rather than celebrate the gifts that we LGBTQI people bring to the church and to the world.

Feb
27
Wed
2019
Webinar: Meet our pilgrims and hear about their witness at World Youth Day in Panama!
Feb 27 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

LIVE at 8:30 PM Eastern / 7:30 PM Central / 6:30 PM Mountain / 5:30 PM Pacific / 4:30 PM Hawaii
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Connect to our webinar:

Ask a question:

  • If you are connected via Zoom, click the “Q&A” or “Chat” buttons.
  • If you are watching on Facebook Live, add a comment to the video.
  • You can also text EB100 to 22333 once to join, then text your question.

Apr
22
Mon
2019
Spiritual Gems of Belgium and Germany: An LGBT-Friendly Catholic Pilgrimage
Apr 22 – Apr 30 all-day

Spiritual Gems of Belgium and Germany

Sister Jeannine Gramick, the co-founder of New Ways Ministry and an advocate for LGBT people for close to 50 years, is leading an LGBT-friendly pilgrimage to Belgium and Germany.  The itinerary includes sites of spiritual, historical, and cultural significance.

This trip is Sister Jeannine’s 16th pilgrimage, and past participants have praised them for not only the amazing places they have visited, but for the spirit of community and friendship which develop on each journey.  Through daily Mass and occasional group sharing of experiences and perspectives,  participants have forged connection with one another that have lasted for years.

On each trip, the pilgrims have also had an opportunity to meet with local groups of LGBT Christians, and wonderful international exchanges of ideas and support have also grown.

Click here for logistical and financial details.  For further information, contact Sister Jeannine at [email protected] or 301-277-5674.

(Above photo: Grand Place market square, Brussels)