Date(s) - 10/15/2015 - 10/18/2015
Nehirim’s inaugural Interfaith Queer Clergy Retreat will engage the prodigious talents and prophetic voices of LGBTQ faith leaders by activating them on other social justice campaigns.
We’ll chart a path to activate our impressive minyans of LGBTQ people of faith, helping propel the arc of justice forward on two or three issues chosen by attendees. Topic options include hunger abatement, Black Lives Matter, Climate Change, immigration reform, confronting police brutality, sheltering the homeless and ending violence against women.
Together we will:
PARTNER with existing national campaigns on the topics chosen
STRATEGIZE to activate congregants, students and colleagues
CONNECT with specific new media partners to share our work
PARTICIPATE in filming a documentary short chronicling LGBTQ clergy work healing wounds inflicted by religion around sexuality.
Who is invited?
LGBTQ clergy and faith leaders, including:
- Participants from the Starr King February ’14 Queering Islam convening
- Members of NGLTF’s National Religious Leadership Roundtable
- 200 LGBTQ Jewish clergy Nehirim has located
- LGBTQ staff at denominational headquarters
- Staff at queer specific faith based organizations
- LGBTQ professors at seminaries and universities and
- All Portland, Oregon LGBTQ clergy
Together we will:
- Experience as wide a diversity of prayer practice as possible every morning and evening
- Reflect on how we see ourselves changing/leading/queering our faith traditions around sexual healing
- Engage in and possibly create cross institution campaigns outside of LGBTQ specific realms.
- Begin filming a documentary short that can be distributed through our institutions, on the web, to network television, to Pride festivals, to denominational gatherings and more
Location: Cedar Ridge Retreat & Conference Center