In most conversations regarding sexuality, the role of faith almost always comes up. For that reason, many shy away from the two topics that tend to “butt heads” when mentioned in the same breath. But maybe it is time to embrace important dialogue like faith and sexuality in hopes of identifying what role faith plays in the turbulence that many LGBTQ teens call life, both in cause and most importantly, in healing.
This Thursday, join the discussion with The Human Rights Campaign, Welcoming Schools and local nonprofit organization FreedHearts as they explore faith to promote the well-being and positive development of all children in homes, communities and schools in Austin. Led by Welcoming Schools’ Kisha Webster and Susan Cottrell, founder of FreedHeart Ministries and author of Mom, I’m Gay: Loving Your LGBTQ Child Without Sacrificing Faith, “Our Children – Our Future” prompts a community discussion surrounding the intersection of interfaith communities and LGBT youth, highlighting the role of interfaith communities in reducing risks for LGBTQ youth as well as promoting the well-being of LGBTQ and all youth in the Austin community. The event is free for all to attend and will be held at the FUMC Family Life Center.
What are your thoughts on faith and sexuality?
community, dialogue, discussion, youth, risks, positivity
Thurs. Feb. 5 – 7-9pm
FUMC Family Life Center (1300 Lavaca St.)