“Queer Virtue”: Liz Edelman and Alison Webster

At Greenbelt Festival this year, One Body One Faith featured Liz Edelman, author of Queer Virtue: What LGBTQ People Know About Life and Love and How it can Revitalize Christianity.

As a follow-up to her Greenbelt appearance, One Body is hosting her at a series of meetings on tour, where she will be in conversation with Alison Webster. These appearances are all in cities accessible to Quest members in the London, South East, East Midlands and West Midlands regions.  Both these women should be well worth hearing. We encourage Quest members to attend one of these meetings.

Details from the One Body website:

Liz Edelman is author of Queer Virtue: What LGBTQ People Know About Life and Love and How it can Revitalize Christianity, and her theology is underpinned by the conviction that LGBTQ people are a gift to the church, not a problem to be solved (amen to that!)  You can find out more about Liz, and about Glitter+Ash Wednesday, by checking out her website – we’re sure you’ll appreciate her fresh and unapologetic approach, which comes across powerfully in the short films you’ll find there.

Direct from her appearance at Boughton, Liz will be undertaking a short tour of the UK – taking in Brighton, London, Leicester and Oxford.  She’ll join Alison Webster to talk queer virtue and the good news that LGBTQ people – rather than needing to be redeemed by the Christian faith – have a powerful message for the churches.  Alison is the author of Found Wanting: Women, Christianity and Sexuality;  her new book  Found Out: transgressive faith and sexuality is published in September 2017.  Full details of the events are below:  they’re all free to attend and everyone is welcome; there will be light refreshments and an opportunity to make a donation to cover costs.

Brighton Wednesday 30 August at 7.30pm

Chapel Royal, North Street, Brighton  BN1 1EA

London  Thursday 31 August at 6.30pm

St Anne’s Church, 55 Dean St, London W1D 6AF

Leicester Friday 1 September at 7.00pm

St Nicholas Church, St Nicholas Circle, Leicester LE1 4LB (Please use the Holiday Inn car park)

Oxford Saturday 2 September at 6.00pm

University Church of St Mary the Virgin, High Street, Oxford  OX1 4BJ

We do hope many of our members, supporters and friends will want to meet with Liz and get involved with the conversation – and this would also be an excellent event for LGBTQ people on the fringes of formal religion and ‘church’ to explore a fresh and affirming perspective on faith and identity.