Thursday – Day 1

(All times are EEST, Eastern Europe Summer Time / UTC+3)

09:30-09:45 Welcome and Introductory Words by the Organizers

09:45-10:45 From You Shall Not Lie with a Man to Marriage Equality: Contemporary Perceptions of Homosexuality in Judaism
Presentation by Jan Wilkens

10:45-11:00 Break

11:00-12:00 Queering Islamic Theology
Presentation by Muhsin Hendricks

12:00-13:00 Lunch Break

13:00-14:00 Facilitating Progress Within the Evangelical Free Churches
Panel discussion with Robin Paulonen, Jani Edström, Patrick Tiainen & Saga Lydén (Room 1)

13:00-14:00 B’tzelem Elohim – In the Divine Image
Workshop by Lior Carver and Jan Wilkens (Room 2)

14:15-15:15 Curing Homesickness among LGBTQ+ Christians in Sweden
Presentation by Robin Paulonen

15:15-15:30 Break

15:30-16:30 If We Move Beyond ”Is It Okay to Be LGBTQ+ and Christian?” What Horizons Open Up for Us?
Presentation by Brian G. Murphy and Father Shannon TL Kearns

16:30-17:00 Open Space for Chat with the Organizers

Friday – Day 2

09:30-09:45 Welcoming and Short Summary Over Day 1, Introduction of the Presentations of Day 2

09:45-12:15 Islam, Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity
Workshop by Muhsin Hendricks (Room 1)

09:45-10:45 Art and Activism: Challenges and Opportunities in Change-making Through Art
Panel discussion with Ilar Gunilla Persson, Leena Julin & Peik Ingman (Room 2)

09:45-10:45 Experiences, Challenges and the Future of the Umeå Rainbow Group of the Church of Sweden
Presentation by Elina Mäkinen (Room 3)

10:45-11:00 Break

11:00-12:00 Managing a Non-heterosexual Orientation in a Heteronormative Church – A Discursive Approach
Presentation by Saga Lydén (Room 2)

11:00-12:00 One Queer Body Prayer – Transgressing Through Movement to the Forbidden Androgyny and Sensuality Leaving Patriarchal Oppressors Behind
Presentation by Monika Pensar (Room 3)

12:00-13:00 Lunch Break

13:00-14:00 Robin Hooding the Texts: Queer People Taking Back the Texts
Presentation by Lior Carver

14:00-14:15 Break

14:15-15:15 GADESTREGER
Poetry presentation by Elias Sadaq

15:15-15:30 Break

15:30-16:30 Interfaith in/and the LGBTIQ+ Community: How Can We Support One Another?
Panel discussion with Lior Carver, Brian G. Murphy and Dino Suhonic. Moderator Mariecke van den Berg.

16:30-17:00 Closing the Seminar