Listening with compassion to all, including gays
THE REVEREND Marjorie Lewis of the United Church of Jamaica and The Cayman Islands says that the pastoral response and the capacity of ministers to be able to have conversation with people in safe spaces has implications.
“This means looking at the way in which ministers are trained to be able to listen with compassion to everybody who comes to them, and that includes gay people and their families,” she said.
Intimate Conviction has been organised by local and international groups, including the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal network, Anglicans for Decriminalisation, and the St Matthias Church and will feature speakers from the Anglican, Baptist, Roman Catholic, and United Churches.
The conference begins today at the University of The West Indies Regional Headquarters at 8 a.m.