Sacred Stories: Faith, gender and sexuality in the Body of Christ

Who: A diverse panel of Christians of different sexual orientations, gender identities, and theological convictions

What: A “fishbowl” conversation across deep difference

When: Sunday, June 5, 2022 from 2-3:30pm

Where: MetroHope Church NYC, 178 E. 124th St, New York, NY 10035, New York, NY 10035 (this is an in-person event; the Zoom link listed in the poster on the right is exclusively for  members of the hosting churches who cannot attend in person)

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 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 panel line up and a free guide to help you not only prepare for the conversation 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!

Registration (below) is free but required; space is limited so we strongly suggest you register now.  By registering now, you give us the opportunity to contact you with any last-minute updates. This is an in-person event. Masks are required to attend.


This event is made possible through generous gifts from MetroHope Church NYC, Church of the Living Hope, and Church of the Resurrection.

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 conversation.