Guidelines for International Groups Using Skype Calls
New technologies for online conferences have improved the opportunities for international cooperation among LGBTI groups in the last couple of years. These guidelines want to support leaders and participants of such international working groups or committees with practical know-how. It is based on the experiences of members of the European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups with meetings, in which Skype is used. We assume that they can easily be transferred to other technologies for online telephony or video conferences. The guidelines do not have the intention to address generalities that are true for any meeting.
Summer School Materials
Please, be advised that some of the materials may still be updated in the near future.
Christian Role Models for LGBT equality
Stonewall released a guide called Christian Role Models for LGBT Equality. It contains 20 stories, from LGBT Christians and allies for LGBT equality from around the world. In the introduction it says:
It will come as no surprise to some, and as a huge surprise to others, that lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people exist in every community, in every workplace, in every region, from every ethnic background, and in every religion.
Voices from LGBT Catholics in Western Africa
This report was commissioned by the European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups beingconcerned, that the voices of LGBT Christians from Western Africa were not well heard in the on-going discussion about the Family Synod of the Roman Catholic Church. It presents current experiences of LGBT Catholics living in the region and their opinions on the Family Synod. The findings are based on interviews conducted by Davis Mac-Iyallawith Catholic LGBT people in Ghana, Togo, Benin and Nigeria held from 14−31 March 2015.
What Does the Bible Say?
Yes, you can be lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and Christian. Yet, there are many, who question or even deny this and use biblical quotes to underline their view. On the other hand, there is an entire strand of biblical research that looks at accounts of people of faith within the bible, whose gender identity and sexual orientation do not fit the traditional stereotypes.
Diversity in our life stories: an advantage for our participation in the ecological transition?
Problems related to ecology raise questions with an increasing number of people. Here the stakes are shared world-wide. Within each of our countries, our leaders must take action in critical areas (to limit global warming, to protect the environment, …). But it is also reasonable to think about the paths that our own lives have taken. How can their diversity help us to commit ourselves to participation in the ecological transition?