Oriented to Love nurtures respectful, compassionate dialogue about sexual & gender diversity in the Body of Christ
Come join us for a dialogue fishbowl!
Who: A diverse panel of Christians of different sexual orientations, gender identities, and theological convictions
What: A demonstration of loving dialogue across deep difference
When: Thursday, September 22, 2022 from 7-8:30pm
Where: First United Methodist Church Winter Park | 125 N. Interlachen Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789
Why: Christians disagree on what constitutes a faithful living out of our sexuality and gender, but unity is still possible — a unity that is deeper than agreement. Let’s learn together what kinds of questions generate the best dialogue, what it looks like to listen with love, and how we can connect across deep differences without leaving our convictions at the door.
Join us for a moderated fishbowl conversation that demonstrates this beautiful possibility. We’ll take time for Questions & Responses so that the whole group gets a chance to enter into the conversation.
When you register below, we’ll send you a free guide to help you not only prepare for the fishbowl but also to process it with your family, friends and faith community afterwards. We want you to get the most out of this experience. Please also check out our tips for building a better question!
This is an in-person only event. We will observe any COVID protocols required by the state at the time of the event. Registration is free: by registering now, you give us the opportunity to contact you with any changes due to evolving COVID protocols or venue details, as well as follow-up resources. (Please note that in order to respect the privacy of our dialogue partners, this event will not be recorded or live-streamed. Masks may be required to attend. We’ll include all the relevant info in an email a few days before the event.)
Oriented to Love is a program of Christians for Social Action (CSA) that helps Christians build community in the church amidst theological diversity, through loving dialogue and mutual vulnerability. The goal is to discover a unity that is deeper than agreement. Kristyn Komarnicki, director of dialogue and convening at CSA and director of the Oriented to Love dialogue program, will moderate the fishbowl.