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The Reconciling Ministries Network Digest

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

 

 


RMN MISSION STATEMENT: Reconciling Ministries Network is a national grassroots organization that exists to enable full participation of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities in the life of the United Methodist Church, both in policy and practice.


 

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BOSTON UNIVERSITY, QUEERING THE CHURCH, APRIL 18-19, 2007

 

Queering the Church Conference

April 18th and 19th

Boston University, 745 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

Registration Fee: $60.00 / Student Fee: $25.00 / BU Student Fee: $15.00

 

Speakers:

    Mark D. Jordan, Emory University

    Marcella Althaus-Reid, University of Edinburgh

    Kelly Brown Douglas, Goucher University

    Robert Goss, MCC Valley, North Hollywood

    Carter Heyward, Episcopal Divinity School

    Irene Monroe, Pine Manor College

 

Queering the Church Conference has as its main question, 'Can the Church be Queered, and if it can, how?' The conference's format is panel discussion between pastoral and practical theologians, systematic theologians, and critical theorists.

 

Synopsis: The conference will raise several important questions in its panels.

 

What happens to the church when it is queered, where queering as a verb can denote a rethinking of sexual identities as well as a challenging of normative understandings of ecclesiology and liturgy?

Can a queering of theology do more than critique and deconstruct traditional church structures, practices, performances, and self-understandings by pointing the way forward to the renewal of the church by suggesting new, more liberating and truthful structures, practices, performances, and self-understandings?

Is ecclesiology a good meeting place for queer, practical, and classical theologies?

 

To Register and RSVP visit us at www.bu.edu/ccrd/conference or e-mail Alex Hivoltze at ahj@bu.edu

 

Contact:

Alex Hivoltze-Jimenez, Associate Director

E-mail: ahj@bu.edu

Telephone: 617-358-3954

Fax: 617-353-3061

 

 


 
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