Same Sex Marriage & the Faith Community: A Conversation about Equal Rights
Mt. Ennon Baptist Church, Clinton, MD Pastor Delman Coates
Nineteenth Street Baptist Church, Washington, DC Pastor Derrick Harkins
Many Voices Reverend Cedric Harmon
Choreographer David Rousséve
Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ Reverend Dr. Christine Wiley
Moderator Kojo Nnamdi
Are biblical teachings on human sexuality relevant today? How can we use biblical passages to guide us through modern day issues of sexuality?
Join Derrick Harkins, one of the leaders of the Democratic Party’s faith outreach efforts, Cedric Harmon of Many Voices, a black church movement for gay and transgender justice, Delman Coates from Mt. Ennon Baptist Church and Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ's Reverend Dr. Christine Wiley, along with choreographer David Rousséve as they answer questions and converse about Maryland’s marriage equality law and its effect on the faith community.
Co-commissioned by the Clarice Smith Center, David Rousséve’s new work, Stardust, will have its premiere at the Center in January 2014. The piece is about a young, black man who is rejected by his church and most of his family because of his sexual orientation.
This project was made possible by a grant from the Maryland Humanities Council, through support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the Maryland Humanities Council.
This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Creative Dialogues is a free conversation series designed to inspire cross-disciplinary conversations around issues that inspire and motivate artists to create their work.
This event is part of our Civil War to Civil Rights: The Well-Being of a Nation series.