Every five years, New Ways Ministry sponsors a symposium especially designed to educate Church leaders and ministers, and LGBT people and their supports on the latest theological developments and pastoral practices in LGBT ministry.
2017 – Justice & Mercy Shall Kiss: LGBT Catholics in the Age of Pope Francis
Held in Chicago, IL. Around 300 church leaders attend. Bishops John Stowe and Thomas Gumbleton, Rev. Bryan Massingale, Leslie C. Griffin, Lisa Fullam and Frank Mugisha are some of the speakers.
2012 – From Water to Wine: Lesbian/Gay Catholics and Relationships
Held in Baltimore, MD. Around 400 church leaders attend. Martin O’Malley – Govenor of Maryland – speaks along with Bishop Geoffrey Robinson, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Patricia Jung, Luke Timothy Johnson and Richard Rodriguez.
2007 – Outward Signs: Lesbian/Gay Catholics in a Sacramental Church
Held in Minneapolis, MN. About 100 Catholic organizations endorse the symposium, and over 550 church leaders attend. Archbishop Francis Hurley of Anchorage, AK, and Bishop Joseph Sullivan of Brooklyn, NY, speak on a panel.
2002 – Out of Silence God Has Called Us: Lesbian/Gay Issues and the Vatican II Church
Held in Louisville, KY. More than 100 Catholic organizations endorse the symposium, and over 500 church leaders attend.
LGBT Ministry in the Catholic Church: A Vision for the Future – Statement by New Ways Ministry
1997 – The Church Teaching/Teaching the Church
Held in Pittsburgh. More than 100 Catholic organizations endorse the symposium, and over 650 Catholic leaders attend. Bishop Matthew Clark of Rochester, NY, presides at the closing Eucharist.
1992 – Lesbian and Gay People and Catholicism: The State of the Question
Held in Chicago. Over 450 Catholic leaders attend. Three bishops – William Hughes of Covington, KY, Kenneth Untener of Saginaw, MI, and Thomas Gumbleton of Detroit, MI – speak on pastoral care of lesbian/gay people.
1986 – Homosexuality in the Priesthood and Religious Life
Held in Washington, DC, San Francisco and St. Louis in 1985 and 1986. Over 300 church people attend.
1981 – Homosexuality and the Catholic Church
Held in Washington, DC.