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: Wednesday, February 8, 2023 from 7:30-9pm
Where: Evergreen Baptist Church of Los Angeles, located at 1255 San Gabriel Blvd, Rosemead, CA 91770
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 the evening’s program as well as a 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!
While we won’t turn anyone away at the door, registration is free and highly recommended. By registering now, you give us the opportunity not only to communicate to you any last-minute changes but also to prepare the meeting space and any materials.
Evergreen Baptist is a masking congregation; although not required, masks are highly recommended. (Please note that in order to respect the privacy of our dialogue partners, this event will not be recorded or live-streamed. This is an in-person event only.)
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.