“Do I really belong in your church?” A gay man’s journey to find a loving faith community and lessons learned along the way.
Saturday, 2:00pm | River
Is your church a place of love and community for LGBTQ Christians and their allies, or one of alienation and trauma? Don’t answer too quickly. You might first want to hear what worship leader, artist, and justice seeker, Darren Calhoun, has to say. He’ll share his often difficult, confusing, frustrating, but ultimately graceful journey through a number of different congregations and faith-based groups, and lead us in a conversation about how language, leadership, and inclusion can make your church or community a place where LGBTQ people truly feel like they belong.
Darren Calhoun is an advocate, worship leader, and photographer based out of Chicago. He works to bridge relationships between people of differing perspectives through story and relationship. Intersectionality is his primary lens when facilitating dialogue and education about justice and inclusion for people marginalized based on race, gender, and/or sexuality. Currently, Darren is Worship Leader at Urban Village Church – South Loop, Associate Fellow for Racial Justice at Evangelicals for Scoial Action, in addition to owning Darren Calhoun Photography. He’s also an extrovert who loves hugs. Follow him on social media at @HeyDarren
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