A Top Ten List

New Ways Ministry Symposium 2007

We’ve added a new page to this blog to let you know about some of what is happening at New Ways Ministry.  If this is your first time visiting here, you may want to learn something about the host of this blog, and you can do so by perusing our website. The  new page is for the Seventh National Symposium, and it can be accessed by clicking the second tab on this blog’s menu bar, which sits just below the blog’s title, above.

So let’s play a little game.

Many readers of this blog have already attended one of the six previous symposiums that New Ways Ministry has hosted over the past three decades.  So, all you veterans out there are invited to contribute to “Top Ten Reasons You Should Attend a New Ways Ministry Symposium.”

We’ll start the ball rolling by offering two reasons:

1) “We guarantee that you will be renewed and energized to continue your work for justice and equality for LGBT people in the church and society.”

2) “It is very likely that you will not have many other chances to be in a room with 500 other Catholics who support LGBT people and issues.”

Play along with us!  Add your reasons in the comments line.

The Symposium is only hosted once every five years, and it has consistently attracted over 500 Catholics who are interested in developing the church’s conversation around LGBT issues.  We try to bring together speakers and topics that will challenge us to think in new ways.

The Seventh National Symposium is entitled From Water to Wine: Lesbian/Gay Catholics and the Church, and will be held in Baltimore, March 15-17, 2012.  We chose the theme of  “relationships” because that is the key word that we have been hearing in Catholic circles since our last symposium in 2007.

For more information about the Symposium, you can visit this blog’s page about it, where you will be able to click through to our website.

We hope to see many of you in Baltimore next March.

–Francis DeBernardo, New Ways Ministry

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