WE HAVE FAITH
Art @ the Y hosts We Have Faith: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Clergy and People of Faith Speak Out
Join us for the opening reception of "We Have Faith"
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Viewing and light refreshments begin at 5pm.
Exhibition on view from 9am to 9pm weekdays in Murphy Gallery at the University YMCA through March 2, 2014.
We Have Faith is a traveling photography-text exhibition featuring well-known LGBTQ and allied clergy and people of faith from many traditions and denominations, including Christians, Jews, Muslims, and others.
Organized by Family Diversity Projects and shown at places of worship and universities across the country, We Have Faith offers an authentic, faith-based witness for full equality and inclusion of LGBTQ people.
The project explores the experiences of LGBTQ clergy and religious leaders as they unite their personal stories and histories with their commitment to peace, justice and civil rights through their work in religious establishments of all kinds.
About Murphy Gallery
You may not think of a YMCA as the first place you’d go to view an art exhibit, particularly one showcasing a unique variety of work from people who are just starting out, established, or feel compelled to use art to speak out about and engage people in growing concerns of our communities. Murphy Gallery is a space that not only reflects the work of the University Y towards social justice, environmental protection, interfaith advocacy, and global engagement, but also asks for meaningful reflection.
Art @ the Y is an initiative of the University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL 61820. All Art @ the Y events are free and open to the public.
We Have Faith is sponsored by: C/U PFLAG, Channing-Murray Foundation, Chapel of Saint John the Divine, Diversity Education, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center, McKinley Presbyterian Church and Foundation, Saint Andrew's Church and Lutheran Campus Center, Saint Matthew Lutheran Church, Sinai Temple, Social Action Committee of the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Urbana-Champaign, UCC Campus Ministry, UIUC Hillel | Margie K. and Louis N. Cohen Center for Jewish Life, University YMCA, UniPlace Christian Church, Wesley United Methodist Church.
"We Have Faith": PAID FOR BY THE STUDENT CULTURAL PROGRAMMING FEE
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