Tiffany Series Co-Hosts Panel Discussion March 26, 3 p.m.

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.


The discussion will be wide-ranging, but among the topics that they will address is the commitment of different religions to supporting LGBTQ people, especially should hard-won rights and freedoms come under attack. Addressing the need for such a conversation, Andrew Foster Connors said, “With many LGBTQ people actively fearing that there will be attempts to roll back basic constitutional rights, it’s important for the faith community to reinforce our commitment to stand in solidarity with them.” 

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.” 

Visit the Tiffany Series current season page to purchase tickets.
Parking in the Mt. Royal Elementary/Middle School lot (100 blk of Mosher) and free shuttle service to the church will be available. The church is wheelchair accessible.