Reclaiming Our Stories: Exploring LGBTQ-Friendly Bible Stories
Mar 2-4, 2018
Join performance artist and Bible scholar Peterson Toscano for a weekend workshop exploring gender and sexuality in Bible stories. While the Bible has been used by some to harm others, there are potential peaceful interpretations of the ancient texts, including those that support LGBTQ lives. Using a variety of methods, traditional and creative, participants will study, discuss, and explore Bible stories. In order to disrupt, trouble, and undermine the negative influence of anti-LGBTQ readings of the text, workshop participants will unearth sexual and gender minorities in Bible stories. Through thoughtful and playful exercises and discussions, these stories and characters will come to life.