Creating Sanctuary with the LGBTQ+ Community

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
6:00 pm
Creating Sanctuary with the LGBTQ+ Community
Location: Duke Chapel
Rev. Heidi Neumark and Rabbi Sarah Paasche-Orlow

Rev. Neumark is the Executive Director of Trinity Place Shelter-a transitional shelter in NYC that strives to help homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ+) youth and young adults in New York City transition safely out of the shelter system and grow into independent, positive, and productive adults. Rabbi Paasche-Orlow is the Director of Spiritual Care at Hebrew SeniorLife and established the nation's only accredited Jewish geriatric clinical pastoral education (CPE) program. Much of her work has focused on LGBTQ+ elder care. Their conversation will focus on creating sanctuary for members of the LGBTQ+ community at different phases of life. This event is free and open to the public.

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The talk is part of the Chapel's spring semester Finding Sanctuary speaker series. In collaboration with the Penny Pilgram George Women’s Leadership Initiative, Interfaith Engagement at Duke Chapel is inviting four dynamic women to campus this spring. These women will reflect publicly on the ways in which their lives and work meet at the intersections of faith-based advocacy and social justice. Their public talks will explore ways each has embodied risk-taking, perseverance, and reflection in order to enact change for the common good.


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