Join us for a groundbreaking conference that explores the intersection of faith and sexuality – QUEERing Faith? A Forum on faith and sexuality. Taking place on the 16th of September, this transformative event will gather individuals from the LGBTIQ+ community, their loved ones, and allies to embark on a profound exploration of how diverse faith experiences have empowered people from various religious backgrounds to embrace their love and unique identities.
At QUEERing Faith?, we believe in fostering understanding, dialogue, and inclusivity. Through a dynamic human library experience, participants will have the opportunity to engage in deep conversations, sharing personal insights while delving into the perspectives presented by our distinguished panel of five speakers representing different religious and spiritual backgrounds.
Discover how faith and spirituality can serve as catalysts for celebration, acceptance, and self-realization. Our forum encourages open discussions, highlighting the stories, challenges, and triumphs of individuals who have navigated the intricate terrain of faith and sexuality.
This conference offers a safe space for dialogue, enabling attendees to explore the ways in which faith can intersect with queer identities. It is a platform for shared experiences, where diverse voices and narratives come together to inspire, educate, and empower.
QUEERing Faith? is a unique opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, foster meaningful connections, and cultivate a deeper understanding of the intricate relationship between faith and sexuality.
Moderator Dr Tyrone Grima
Panellists Ruby Almeida, Rami El Hussein, Dino Suhonic, Pritpal Bhullar, Prof. Bee Scherer, Dalia Fleming.
09.00 Word of welcome
09.15 Introductory activity: Human library
09.30 Panel 1
- Ruby Almeida, Catholic, lesbian and Indian in UK
- Rami El Hussein, atheist, humanist, gay from Lebanon
- Dino Suhonic, Muslim
10.00 Response to the Panel
10.15 Questions and feedback from the plenary
10.30 Panel 2
- Pritpal Bhullar – Sikh
- Prof. Bee Scherer – Buddhist
- Dalia Fleming Jewish, Keshet UK
11.15 Questions and feedback from the plenary
12.00 Discussion in clusters
12.30 Plenary session