GIN-SSOGIE is extremely happy and honoured to take part in organising such an important meeting, taking place on 26th October: “With the support of the Core Group of Member States, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ Free and Equal Campaign, religious leaders from around the world are coming together at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City for a historic reconciliation between faith-based groups engaged in international advocacy around the ability of LGBTI people to live free from criminalization, violence, and murder around the world.”
GIN-SSOGIE has been taking part in the development and organisation of the meeting for close to a year now with several other faith-based and/or LGBTIQ organisations including the International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR), Muslims for Progressive Values (MPV), Soulforce, Outright International, Political Research Associates and ILGA. Please find the link to an article written by project-leader, Patricia Ackerman, from IFOR.
LGBTIQ people continue to be under siege by religious homophobia and persecution masquerading as free speech at the United Nations. And therefore Global LGBTI religious leaders will be engaging conservative religious actors and Member States at the United Nations Headquarters, on Thursday 26th October (from 11.30AM until 3PM EST) in an effort to work towards ending violence and discrimination against LGBTIQ people. We invite your support and would appreciate greatly your presence. You may still attend, by RSVPing to firstname.lastname@example.org until October 24th. Luncheon will be provided.
The Facebook event is below:
There will also be an evening event at MCC NY, from 6.30PM until 9pm EST (446 West 36th Street), open to all. Refreshments will be served: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ethics-of-reciprocity-global-lgbtqi-interfaith-celebration-at-mcc-tickets-38543864737