The Tiffany Series at Brown Memorial and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) invite the community to a panel discussion entitled “Faith Matters: Religion and the LGBTQ Community in Fractious Times.” This event will be presented at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 26, at Brown Memorial.
Delegate Mary Washington will serve as moderator, and participants represent Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Buddhist faith communities. Panelists are Buddhist Jann Jackson, who has taught at the Mindrolling Lotus Garden Retreat Center in Virginia; Pakistani-American Muslim student Anushka Aqil, who is at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health; Rabbi Elissa Sachs-Kohen of the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation; Baptist Bishop Allyson Abrams of the Empowerment Liberation Cathedral in Silver Spring; and Brown Memorial Senior Pastor Andrew Foster Connors.
Brown Memorial Assistant pastor Tim Hughes, who is gay, said, “Many of us who identify as both LGBTQ and people of faith are tired of being scapegoated in the name of divisive politics. There are depths of wisdom in our various religious traditions that speak to the virtues of diversity and inclusion.”