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ICUJP Friday Forum
July 7th, 7:30-9:30 am Pacific  

Clergy Standing Up For Our LGBTQ Community

Event Description

There has been a concerted effort on the part of the far-right in this country to find the next enemy, the next imagined villain to gather around their followers for their two-minutes hate rallies that pass as political and religious protests.

These efforts have extended to public libraries and school board meetings, where the ideas of empathy, compassion and understanding are painted as Un-Christian, demonic, or an attempt to "groom" children.

Many brave clergy and religious leaders have spoken up for the defiled and oppressed in board meetings, legislatures, and houses of worship themselves. We will be hearing from those that are doing the work of standing up with our LGBTQ+ community and speaking their truth.

Join the conversation with our speaker:

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Rev. Dr. Pat Langlois is Senior Pastor of Metropolitan Community Church United Church of Christ in the Valley (MCCUCCV), as well as an organizer of the Los Angeles Queer Interfaith Clergy Council (LAQuICC), which serves as an umbrella organization for LGBTQ-affirming congregations in the region.

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7:30 - 7:35  Log in and socialize
7:35 - 7:45  Welcome and introductions 
7:45 - 7:50  Reflection (5 min. maximum)
7:50 - 9:15  Program and Q&A
9:15 - 9:20  Announcements
9:20 - 9:30  Closing circle and prayer

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Facilitator: Phil Way
Reflector: Jasmine Hailey

** Meetings begin promptly at 7:30 am Pacific. **

Here's how to join the online meeting:

To join by video conference, you'll need to download the Zoom app on your computer or mobile device. Click on the link to join the meeting and then enter the Meeting ID number and passcode. You'll be able to see slides and video, as well as speakers and other attendees.

If you prefer to join by phone, you'll be prompted to enter the Meeting ID number and passcode. You won't be able to see the visuals or attendees, but you can view them on the meeting video recording afterward. 

If you're new to Zoom and would like to use the video option, we recommend you download the app well ahead of time.

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July 07, 2023 at 7:30am - 9:30am

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