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What is Queer Theology?
November 30, 2021 @ 6:30 pm—8:00 pm CST$25
Christianity has traditionally been seen as a patriarchal and heterosexual institution. As time has moved forward, this stance has become viewed as marginalizing and discriminatory. It was from this dissatisfaction with the church and the ongoing evolution of liberation and feminist theologies that queer theology emerged.
The word ‘Queer’ is an umbrella term for sexual and gender minorities who do not identify as heterosexual or cisgender (people who identify with their gender at birth). Queer theology is inclusive of individuals’ sexual and gender identity and allows the LGBTQ+ community to reclaim their space in Christianity.
This workshop will go into the evolution of queer theology from the Roman Catholic and Wiccan perspectives. Learn how these paths are connected with the Divine Feminine and the ways both religions incorporate a non-binary gender in spiritual spaces.
During the workshop, you will learn more about the history and prominent voices in the movement. It includes time for lecture, discussion, imaginative prayer, and journaling.
*Once you book your spot, you will receive a Zoom link for the workshop.
K Kriesel will also be doing a workshop on Feminist Theology (click to learn more) on Tuesday, November 16 from 6:30-8 p.m. Attend both workshops for $40.
About Your Presenter:
K Kriesel (they/she) is originally from Chicago and studied art therapy at Alverno College. They were raised in an abusive Catholic parish. But discovering both Wicca and The Feminine Mystique in adolescence changed their life. Now a textile artist, K frequently utilizes Marian imagery in their textile pieces. They currently reside in East Dubuque and are a life event officiant, ordained through the Universal Life Church.