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Humanities and Arts Interest Group (HAIG) Lecture

November 1 @ 11:10 am

Free
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This talk is scheduled as part of the HAIG Lecture Series.

Rev. Anna Blaedel will present a Humanities and Arts Lecture titled: “Queer Liberation Theology.”

Are queerness and Christianity incompatible? (Short answer: nope.) You don’t have to be queer or a person of faith to see religion being used as a tool of oppression. And yet, countless prophets, seekers, artists, and activists have found within religion resources for liberation, transformation, and healing.

This lecture explores what becomes possible–theologically, ethically, and politically–when queerness is received as a spiritual gift, when faith is framed as a creative and critical practice of engaging with the world, and when how we act towards those who are hurting matters way more than religious creeds or doctrine.(Co-sponsored by HAIG and The Chaplain and Spiritual Life Office) Rev. Anna Blaedel is a University of Iowa chaplain, activist, doctoral candidate and theologian. Rev. Blaedel has survived being put on trial several times by certain members of The United Methodist Church for being a partnered, openly gay woman.

 

Details

Date:
November 1
Time:
11:10 am
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Organizer

Chris Hoklotubbe
Phone:
319-895-4237
Email:
choklotubbe@cornellcollege.edu

Venue

Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa
600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Phone:
(319) 895-4334
Website:
http://www.cornellcollege.edu/about-cornell/buildings-tour/hubs/the-commons.shtml
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