Subject: Two professors share thinking on LGBT issues & faith this Sunday in AGC
This coming Sunday, May 2, our last regular meeting of the academic year, Carol Blessing and Jacque Mitchell, professors of literature and Spanish, respectively, will share their thinking about LGBT issues as they intersect with their disciplinary studies and their life experience.I hope students in particular will consider attending this last meeting of 2009-2010, marking the end of our third academic year of programming.
Won’t you bring a friend who would appreciate hearing such a presentation and the Q&A that will follow?
Upcoming AGC Programming:
- AGC Summer Break runs through the remainder of May, June, July and August
- First AGC Meeting of the Fall: Sunday, September 12
All God’s Children at First Nazarene (AGC) meets almost weekly (except during some university breaks) Sundays, 2:30-4:30, at San Diego First Church of the Nazarene, 3901 Lomaland Dr., Ellipse building, main level, Bowes Conference Room. All are welcomed. Sessions are dedicated to an open discussion of LGBT issues and faith. Participants are asked to respectfully listen to and engage in a variety of contributions to discussion in a spirit of honest inquiry. Moderators ask participants to honor the announced program topic and to be courteous to the speakers.
Two well-known religious leaders will visit San Diego in the coming weeks of early summer:– Retired Anglican bishop in Uganda Chris Ssenyonjo will talk about the pending legislation in the Ugandan Parliament that proposes to criminalize homosexuality, making homosexual practice eligible for the death penalty. ( http://changingattitude-england.blogspot.com/2009/12/bishop-christopher-ssenyonjo-denies.html ) He currently leads Integrity Uganda, a ministry to gay persons in his home nation. He will speak in Linder Hall, First United Methodist Church in Mission Valley, 7:30 PM, Thursday, May 20.
– Roman Catholic nun Sr. Jeannine Gramick, who was censured by Cardinal Ratzinger’s office ( http://www.ourladyswarriors.org/dissent/nugent.htm ) of the Vatican and warned by the senior leadership of her order of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, several years ago moved to the order of the Sisters of Loretto. She has been in ministry in the Roman Catholic Church to gay persons since the 1970s. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeannine_Gramick ) . Sr. Gramick will speak at the LGBT Center in Hillcrest on Monday, June 28, at 7:00 in the evening.