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What's G*d Got To Do With It? A Conversation
Track: Raise Your Voice
Workshop Block 5: Sunday, October 27 – 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Room: Jay McShann A
This workshop is a conversation with participants from Jewish & Christians traditions examining the “Texts of Terror” used against LGBTQ folx and their families and exploring how transgender and gender expansive folxs are expanding our religious imaginations. Using Daniel A. Helminiak's What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality and personal experience as a chaplain with LGBTQIA folx and their families, participants will ponder how faulty translations and poor interpretations have distorted our call to care for each other. Each participant will be given a copy of the "Texts" so that they may further explore for themselves, explore the intricacies of language, and consider how our misuse of terms gives power to falsehoods.
Nancy Corcoran, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet
Nancy Corcoran is a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet who presently ministers with transgender, gender expansive and intersex humans and their families in the St. Louis area. Her prior ministry has been as Catholic Chaplain at Wellesley College, Director of grass/roots: Women's Spirituality Center, CSJ Province Leadership, as well as a host of other interesting missions. She graduated from Harvard Divinity School with an emphasis on Feminist Liberation Theology, which has both opened and closed doors for her.