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'Queer Church - where next?' A panel discussion with Dr Vicky Gunn, Iona Kimmitt, and the Very Reverend Kelvin Holsworth

In this final event we will have a discussion on the future of Queer people in the Church. Joining the panel is Dr Vicky Gunn, Head of Learning and Teaching at Glasgow School of Art. She is interested in developing the queer historical imaginary to explore contemporary social conflicts as a creative arts practice. Also joining the panel is Iona Kimmitt, a theology student at St Andrews University and an advocate for non-binary people within the Church of Scotland. Finally we are joined by the Very Reverend Kelvin Holdsworth who is an equal marriage campaigner and out gay priest. He is the Provost of St Mary's Cathedral in Glasgow and is well known for his views on LGBT equality both within the Church and civic life. The discussion will allude to the history of LGBT people in the Church and then focus on how communities of faith will respond to LGBT people in the future. This will include issues facing LGBT people of faith, ways that communities may respond to new campaigns for equality, and reflection on how queer people can continue to influence and develop the faith communities to which they belong. 

The panel will begin with opening statements, the chair will then ask some prepared questions, and finally the chair will open the floor to questions.

 

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    • People of all faiths and none are welcome to these any or all of these events.

      Hosted by the Student Christian Movement Glasgow.

      The events are free and un-ticketed. The hashtags for the events are #scmqueerhistory and #thefutureisqueer

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