Event: Queering the Church: Changing Ecclesial Structures, April 18-19
- Queering the Church: Changing Ecclesial Structures, April 18-19 at
From 5:00pm on Wednesday, April 18th 2007 to 9:15pm Thursday, April
19th 2007, at Boston University School of Theology, 745 Commonwealth
The format of the conference is a conversation among pastoral leaders,
practical theologians, systematic theologians, and critical theorists.
Synopsis: Conference raises several important questions in its panels.
What happens to the church when it is queered, where queering as a
verb can denote a rethinking of sexual identities as well as a
challenging of normative understandings of ecclesiology and liturgy?
Can a queering of theology do more than critique and deconstruct
traditional church structures, practices, performances, and
self-understandings by pointing the way forward to the renewal of the
church by suggesting new, more liberating and truthful structures,
practices, performances, and self-understandings? Is ecclesiology a
good meeting place for queer, practical, and classical theologies?
Mark D. Jordan, Emory University; Marcella Althaus-Reid, Professor of
University of Edinburgh; Kelly Brown Douglas, Goucher University;
Robert Goss, MCC Valley, North Hollywood; Carter Heyward, Episcopal
Divinity School; Irene Monroe, Pine Manor College
Event Open To Public
Registration Fee: $60
Student Fee: $25
BU Student Fee: $15
Note: Scholarships available if attendance requires significant travel
To register and RSVP visit us at http://www.bu.edu/ccrd/conference/ or