Compass to Compassion Event in NYC: Oct 11 & 12
We are pleased to spread the word about this groundbreaking and life-saving event in New York City on October 11 & 12.
Compass to Compassion Consultation – a common strategy to deal with the global impact of Christian Fundamentalism on rising LGBT persecution.
The Compass to Compassion Consultation brings faith and secular leadership together to understand more clearly the reach of powerful fundamentalist networks around the globe and their effects on LGBT people globally. Using the case of Uganda as a starting point, discussion will focus on how attempts to further criminalize LGBT people globally will profoundly shape the future of theology and foreign policy in the United States.
October 11-12, 2011
Union Theological Seminary
3041 Broadway at 121st Street, New York, NY
- Jeff Sharlet: Nationally bestselling author of THE FAMILY (2008) and co-creator of KillingTheBuddha.com
- Rt. Rev. Bishop Disani Christopher Senyonjo: Former Diocesan Bishop of West Buganda at Masaka
- Daniel B. Baer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
- Rev. Kapya Kaoma: Author of Globalization of the Culture Wars
- Rev. Mark Kayimbe: Ugandan Pastor
- Leah Burton: Author of God, Guns and Greed
Uganda has been the most well-known “experiment” in recent so-called “ex-gay” Christian Right politics. Emerging LGBT leadership in 76 countries where homosexuality is criminalized need partnerships with US and European based organizations. The consultation will mobilize grass roots concerns with policy and strategic direction for everyone concerned about LGBT rights everywhere. Compass to Compassion will create the coalition to bring relationship, stories and technical resources needed to make global equality a reality within our lifetime.
Please register before Monday 3rd October.