Groups to gather for convo

Campus groups to meet with faith-based network

by Lainey Millen  Special Assignments  specialassignments@goqnotes.com
Published: February 4, 2012 in News

RALEIGH, N.C. — The GLBT Center and the GLBT CommUNITY Alliance student organizations at North Carolina State University will gather for a dialogue with the Gay Christian Network (GCN) at 307 Harrelson Hall on Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. and Feb. 28 at 7 p.m.

Topic of discussion will be how to help “transform the conversation” between the LGBT community and opponents of LGBT acceptance.

This is the first night of a two-day program. This moderated dialogue’s first night will feature Christian and faith-based groups from across campus who will come together with the LGBT student group and other supportive groups to find out what students really think about topics like sexual orientation and same-sex marriage. This will be an opportunity to have an open dialogue between those with differing views in a a safe-space environment.

The second night is intended for the Alliance and allies of the LGBT community. GCN will provide DVDs and resources, along with training to facilitate working with conservative-minded Christians and other faith-based groups who are do not accept the LGBT community.

The program is sponsored by the Arcus Foundation and GCN.

For more information, visit ncsu.edu/student_affairs/glbt/.