Event Title

Panel Session: Sexual Orientation and Religion

Event Type

Talk

Location

University Hall 1000

Start Date

31-10-2008 10:00 AM

End Date

31-10-2008 11:50 AM

Description

This discussion featured LMU student, staff and faculty presenters discussing stereotypes and opinions commonly held about the LBGT community, various problematic intersections, and the relationship—or lack of it—between that community and religious communities. The event provided a safe environment in which those within and outside of the LBGT community can come to understand each other better, and understand the many ways in which religion and sexual orientation intersect. This forum also discussed current political topics related to the connections between religion and sexual orientation.

Theme of the day: students.talk. convivencia .

If we truly share life with others, does that mean that “we” have to become like “them”? Or are there things which we simply cannot give up if we are to remain ourselves? At LMU, how do we balance our Catholic, Jesuit, and Marymount identities with openness to people of other faiths or no faith at all? In Los Angeles, how do we respect different kinds of diversity – religious, ethnic, sexual, economic – without deteriorating into separation from each other? In this new century, is religion destined to divide us? Or can it unite this broken world?

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Oct 31st, 10:00 AM Oct 31st, 11:50 AM

Panel Session: Sexual Orientation and Religion

University Hall 1000

This discussion featured LMU student, staff and faculty presenters discussing stereotypes and opinions commonly held about the LBGT community, various problematic intersections, and the relationship—or lack of it—between that community and religious communities. The event provided a safe environment in which those within and outside of the LBGT community can come to understand each other better, and understand the many ways in which religion and sexual orientation intersect. This forum also discussed current political topics related to the connections between religion and sexual orientation.

Theme of the day: students.talk. convivencia .

If we truly share life with others, does that mean that “we” have to become like “them”? Or are there things which we simply cannot give up if we are to remain ourselves? At LMU, how do we balance our Catholic, Jesuit, and Marymount identities with openness to people of other faiths or no faith at all? In Los Angeles, how do we respect different kinds of diversity – religious, ethnic, sexual, economic – without deteriorating into separation from each other? In this new century, is religion destined to divide us? Or can it unite this broken world?