Saturday, 3 March 2012

Cutting Edge Consortium holds national equality conference

The Cutting Edge Consortium has announced its Third National Conference, to be held on Saturday, 21 April 2012 at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square in London, from 10am until 5pm. Its specific theme will be: LGBT Lives: Achieving our equality - challenging faith-based homophobia & transphobia.

The keynote speakers for the 2012 Conference are Nicholas Holtam, the Bishop of Salisbury, Aidan O’Neill QC from Matrix Chambers, and Angela Eagle MP Shadow Leader of the House of Commons.

Andrew Copson from the British Humanist Association and Sarah Veale, Head of Equality and Employment Rights at the TUC, Phyllis Opoku-Gymah PCS and Black PRIDE, and Jennifer Moses from NASUWT the education Union will also address the Conference.

More details are at this page.

To register for the conference, go over here.

Details of more speakers and the extensive programme of workshops for the day will be announced soon.

Posted by Simon Sarmiento on Saturday, 3 March 2012 at 9:16am GMT | TrackBack
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The Church hierarchy's jesus ?

Posted by: Laurence Roberts on Monday, 5 March 2012 at 12:19am GMT

How splendid that Bishop Nicholas Holtam is ready to defend the rights of the LGBT community to a fair hearing from religious bodies on matters of faith, human rights, and freedom from bigotry and hatred.

Thank God for a Bishop of the Church of England who is not afraid to make a public stance of behalf of a class of people, whose interests have often been side-lined in a hypocritical ethos of secrecy and reticence on the part of the Church to speak out in support of the marginalised.

Posted by: Father Ron Smith on Monday, 5 March 2012 at 2:12am GMT
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