Becoming a Reconciling Community

May 16, 2023
Pride month is celebrated in June each year to celebrate and honor the past, present, and future of LGBTQ+ people and their communities. This year, Pride month comes amidst a rise in anti-trans and anti-LGBTQ+ legislation across the country. Members of churches and faith communities may be wondering how they can support LGBTQ+ people in their communities, as well as how they can respond to much of this legislation. NextGen & Inclusiveness Ministries invites you to join us for a conversation with Rev. Dr. Izzy Alvaran from the Reconciling Ministries Network to learn more about becoming a Reconciling Community and starting the conversation in your congregation can help you create an intentional place of belonging for LGBTQ+ people in your community. This conversation will take place on Thursday, June 8th @ 6:30pm MDT.  

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Meet our guest! Rev. Dr. Izzy Alvaran is a self-avowed gay United Methodist elder from the Philippines appointed as RMN’s Organizer in the Western and North Central jurisdictions.

He has also served as pastor, conference youth director, faculty in United Methodist educational institutions, labor union organizer, and economic justice organizer with the General Board of Church and Society. He earned his Master of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees in the Philippines and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA. A former political refugee, he is passionate about human rights and believes that queer justice is inherently intersectional.