Affirm United AGM – Coming Out of Exile
Our friends at Affirm United asked us to help spread the word about their annual general meeting this August in Montreal…
We invite members, guests, and friends to a celebration that includes speakers, workshops, worship, community time, and warm Québec-style hospitality. The 2012 Annual General Meeting will take place the morning of Monday, August 6, at Beaconsfield United Church.
Coming Out of Exile recalls the experiences of LGBTQ Christians and allies as “strangers in a strange land,” exiled from our family and friends, our faith, and even from ourselves. Despite its pain, exile has been a time rich with creativity and spirituality. In exile, we have learned resilience. As we come out of exile, God calls us to new places. We ally ourselves with brothers and sisters everywhere who still live in exile. We challenge exclusion and injustice. We continue to engage in courageous conversations with one another across differences.
Theme speakers will be Donald L. Boisvert, PhD, and Rev. Dr. Ofelia Ortega.