Humanities and Arts Interest Group (HAIG) Lecture
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.