An international network of 13 organizations of/with LGBT Catholics met for the first time during the Family Synod 2014 in Rome and since then we have worked together to initiate a global network of LGBTQI Catholics, their parents and families.

We are very happy to announce and invite you to the First Assembly of the Global Network of Rainbow Catholics, the foundational meeting of the new network. Under the title “LGBT Voices to the Synod“, this meeting will take place from 1−4 October 2015 in Rome, on the opening weekend of the second Family Synod.

Part of the program is a public conference “Ways of Love – Snapshots of Catholic Encounter with LGBT People and their Families”. This conference will present LGBT pastoral activities from all over the world that are already going on.

Invited are groups and organizations of LGBT Catholics, their parents and families as well as ecumenical groups with significant numbers of Catholic members; also advocates who work for inclusion, dignity and equality for LGBT people, their parents and families in the Catholic Church.

Michael Brinkschroeder
(European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups – Coordinator Roman Catholic Church Activities)

European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups
Associació Cristiana de Gais i Lesbianes de Catalunya (ACGIL) (Spain)
Dette Resources Foundation (Zambia)
DignityUSA (USA)
Drachma (Drachma LGBTI and Drachma Parents Group) (Malta)
Ichthys christian@s lgtbh de Sevilla (Spain)
LGBT Catholics Westminster Pastoral Council (UK)
New Ways Ministry (USA)
Nuova Proposta (Italy)
Ökumenische Arbeitsgruppe Homosexuelle und Kirche (Germany)
Pastoral de la Diversidad Sexual (Chile)

Wiara i Tęcza (Poland)

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