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Sunday, July 27 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Gender and Faith

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Does supporting one’s gender-expansive child mean compromising one’s faith or spiritual path? Can families reconcile their desire to recognize a young person’s authenticity with what may feel like an unsympathetic or even hostile faith community? How might caregivers approach the religious leaders in their lives to seek support or to gain perspectives about their child’s upbringing? Join spiritual leaders, parents and caregivers from across multiple traditions as they explore balancing the desire to access the tremendous support and healing power of one’s faith with the evolving gender of one’s child or teen.

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Schmian Evans

Schmian Evans is a current Master of Divinity and Certificate of Sexuality and Religion student at Pacific School of Religion where she serves as the student representative on the Inter-Cultural Justice Committee and the Board of Trustees. She is the recipient of a number of awards and accolades for her work with organizations, which includes serving as an educator mentoring disadvantaged youth and young adults, advocating for individuals... Read More →
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Rob Newells

Rob Newells is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps; he started work towards a Master of Divinity degree and Certificate of Sexuality and Religion at the Pacific School of Religion in 2011 and was licensed to preach at Imani Community Church in Oakland in 2012. Minister Rob has been active in local and national HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment efforts since 1999 and has worked through the Life Care Ministry at Imani Community Church to... Read More →
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Rev. Dawn Roginski

Rev. Dawn Roginski is Pastor of the Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity Vallejo, California and board member of the Coalition of Welcoming Congregations of the Bay Area, a program of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Berkeley, California. Zhe is a Lutheran Pastor and has worked with faith communities around issues of inclusion for GLBT people and best practices for welcoming GLBT people. Rev Roginski is also a faith activist who has... Read More →
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Rev. Megan Rohrer

Rev. Megan Rohrer received an honorable mention as a 2014 Unsung Hero of Compassion from His Holiness the Dali Lama, is pastor of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Executive Director of Welcome serving the homeless and hungry in San Francisco.
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Rev. Will McGarvey

Rev. Will McGarvey  is an out Bisexual Presbyterian Minister, Pastor at Community Presbyterian Church of Pittsburg and Advisory Board member of the Coalition of Welcoming Congregations. He has led his congregation through the process of becoming a More Light Presbyterian congregation, has given workshops at the National Transgender Religious Leaders Summit, national MLP Conference, and led discussions with many faith leaders considering... Read More →


Sunday July 27, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Dante 220 St Mary's College of California, 1928 St Marys Rd, Moraga, CA 94556

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