Gay bishop Gene Robinson and lesbian bishop Yvetter Flunder to speak at Amplify conference in Hong Kong
The first openly gay bishop Gene Robinson and lesbian bishop Yvette Flunder will appear at a conference exploring Christianity and homosexuality in Asia next week.
Gene Robinson is bishop of the diocese of New Hampshire for the Episcopal Church andYvette Flunder founded the Church of Refuge in San Francisco. They will both speak at Amplify 2012 in Hong Kong from 22 to 24 June.
From the Amplify Website:
“Amplify” All Asia ‘Open & Affirming’ Church+Life will open its fourth conference on June 22 through 24. The intention of Amplify 2012 is to provide a space for Christians from many parts of Asia to explore what ‘open and affirming’ really means to us as individuals, churches and ministries. The conference will introduce workshops on creating, sustaining and celebrating inclusive ministries throughout Asia.
Leading international voices of faith will share their struggles and achievements in developing open and affirming ministries in many countries. Together, we will discuss and learn from one another to understand the call to radical inclusivity – a message of liberation that invites us regardless of gender, race, creed, ethnicity, sexual or affectional orientation to explore in full assurance of faith in a God whose love is great enough to hold us all.