Faith Voices on Justice
Faith Voices on Justice will begin their Spring 2017 series on Thurs., Feb. 16, at 7:00 p.m. The presenter for the evening will be Rev. Dr. Neil Cazares-Thomas on Transgender Lives Matter.
The Reverend Dr. Neil Cazares-Thomas is the Senior Pastor of Cathedral of Hope. He previously served as the Senior Pastor of the Founders Metropolitan Community Church in Los Angeles, the founding church of Metropolitan Community Churches, an international movement of churches reaching in and beyond the gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, and inter-sex community.
Dr. Cazares-Thomas is a contributing author of Daring to Speak Love’s Name (Penguin Books, 1993), From Queer to Eternity (Cassell, 1997), The Queer Bible Commentary (SCM Press, 2006) and is currently writing a chapter for a new book entitled, Jesus Acted Up: Then and Now. He has also been featured in a number of journals relating to queer theology and ministry to the LGBTQ community. Dr. Cazares-Thomas is married to Isaiah Thomas-Cazares and they have a daughter.
Faith Voices on Justice will continue their series on Thurs., March 23 with Dr. Kendra Weddle Irons, speaking on If Eve Only Knew: Challenging Christian Pop Culture & Seeking Justice for Women. The theme for Thurs., April 20 will be Loving Where You Live: Creation and the Bible with Dr. John Holbert.
All events are free, though donations are accepted. Each offering includes a presentation, a time for questions and answers, and small group networking to share ideas and encourage action. Faith Voices on Justice is co-sponsored by Northaven UMC and the Dallas Area Christian Progressive Alliance.