The principal representatives of "religion" have until recently been very negative about LGBTI people, and yet LGBTI people of faith have discovered, and are discovering, that it is the very struggle around issues of identity that has deepened their awe and gratitude for all that is best in respective religious traditions.
What are some of the ways in which those who have "issues" with LGBTI people (their marriages, their voices or forms of political presence) can move on and maybe even move deeper into faith?
What are going to be some of the tasks in a future where being gay has become a "whatever" issue, but where the life of faith will need to be much deeper if it is to survive?
James Alison is a Catholic priest and theologian who has been developing a positive understanding on LGBTI issues in faith contexts for many years. James was born in England. Currently he works as a travelling preacher, lecturer, and retreat giver. He has written many books on God, religion and LGBTI people and a work on reimagining Christian theology – Broken Hearts and New Creations: Intimations of a Great Reversal (2010).
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