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Original Sin: Religiosity, Same-Sex Desire & Institutionalized Homophobia

Seeking International LGBTQ2+ Access to Justice

Wednesday June 17, 2020 | Original Broadcast

The Thomson Reuters Institute is proud to announce the fifth installment in an eight-part thought leadership webinar series devoted to advancing international LGBTQ2+ access to justice.

Homosexuality and organized religion share a lengthy if often vexed history. From quiet disapproval to “sanctified” execution, varied and at times ambiguous cross-denominational attitudes toward same-sex desire underscore a profoundly rocky relationship for LGBTQ2+ constituents with religious inclinations or beliefs. Indeed, in an era where synergies between religious fundamentalism and homophobia coalesce with salacious headlines of sexual abuse and the Catholic Church, outbreaks of antisemitism, and anti-LGBTQ2+ violence in Africa and the Middle East, religion—or more precisely, religiosity as such—has come to occupy a special place in the eyes of a general public. This conversation takes an earnest look at the role of organized religion in informing public policy and social norms around the world.

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  • As one of the world’s most ethical companies, Thomson Reuters considers this event an honor and ethical obligation to connect passionate advocates for LGBTQ2+ rights and representation with key power brokers and influencers from across professional services
  • Our program pivots upon actionable opportunities for engaged individuals to help effect meaningful change at a moment of great unrest for the LGBTQ community
  • Attendees will gain critical guidance to help expedite their own career trajectory and expand their professional network

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  • LGBTQ professionals, allies, influencers and power brokers from across industries
  • Diversity & Inclusion professionals
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Human Resources professionals

Chair(s) and Faculty

Chair(s) Faculty
Imam Daayiee Abdullah
Founder, Mecca Institute
Dr. Cheri DiNovo
Minister, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre for Faith, Justice and the Arts
Dr. Aviva Goldberg
Rabbi, Congregation Shir Libeynu
Eric Marcus
Founder & Chair, Stonewall 50 Consortium; Founder & Host, Making Gay History Podcast
Matthias Roberts
Producer; Queerology

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Wednesday June 17, 2020

12:00 PM EDT Original Sin: Religiosity, Same-Sex Desire & Institutionalized Homophobia

Homosexuality and organized religion share a lengthy if often vexed history. From quiet disapproval to “sanctified” execution, varied and at times ambiguous cross-denominational attitudes toward same-sex desire underscore a profoundly rocky relationship for LGBTQ2+ constituents with religious inclinations or beliefs. Indeed, in an era where synergies between religious fundamentalism and homophobia coalesce with salacious headlines of sexual abuse and the Catholic Church, outbreaks of antisemitism, and anti-LGBTQ2+ violence in Africa and the Middle East, religion—or more precisely, religiosity as such—has come to occupy a special place in the eyes of a general public. This conversation takes an earnest look at the role of organized religion in informing public policy and social norms around the world.

Moderator:
Eric Marcus, Founder & Chair, Stonewall 50 Consortium; Founder & Host, Making Gay History Podcast

Panelists:
Imam Daayiee Abdullah, Founder, Mecca Institute
Dr. Cheri DiNovo, Minister, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre for Faith, Justice and the Arts
Dr. Aviva Goldberg, Rabbi, Congregation Shir Libeynu
Matthias Roberts,
Producer, Queerology

1:15 PM EDT Conclusion

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