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Queering Liturgy

Convener

W. Scott Haldeman
The Chicago Theological Seminary
5757 S. University Avenue
Chicago IL 60637
[email protected]

Mission Statement

Participants in the Queering Liturgy seminar share work at the intersection of LGBTQ religious studies, queer theory and liturgical studies. We seek to discern and develop the ways in which queer sensibilities shape and transform the theological performance of faith communities within the context of worship. Our work includes: criticism and/or deconstruction of normative traditions, especially in regards to gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, ability, class and their intersections; analysis of received liturgical theologies, practices and traditions with a "queer eye;" construction of liturgical theologies and practices based on the generative insights of queer theory; and the revision and creation of ritual practices in light of the particularities of LGBTQ lives.

2018 Academy Meeting Agenda

Friday, January 5

10:30am-noon
gathering, self-introductions, our 2018 agenda and our larger hopes
worship

1:30pm-3pm
Sharon Fennema, chapter(s) from “a queer liturgy primer”

4pm-5:30pm
Bryan Cones, work(s) in progress

Saturday, January 6
9:30am-noon
Scott Haldeman, “what is queer about a same-sex wedding?”

discussion: how do we survive -in unfriendly institutions -as queer scholars and as allies?

1:30pm-3pm
final discussion

evaluation
-planning for 2019


Any Academy attendees who are interested in joining any part of our conversations should feel free to be in touch with the convener, Scott Haldeman, [email protected], for more information about exact times, locations and any changes in our agenda at any time.