International Gathering Council 50
The International Gathering Council 50 took place from November 20th to 22nd November in Rome; its motto was: “Towards a church, inspired by the Gospel, for the world”. This platform gathered more than 40 progressive networks, base ecclesial communities, grass-root communities, etc. in the Catholic church. More than 100 delegates representing worldwide catholic reform movements attended the conference (with up to 125 including special activities).
Rainbow Centre at the German Protestant Kirchentag (Church Convention) in Stuttgart/Germany
In June 2015 under the theme of that we may become wise more than 100.000 people gathered in Stuttgart for 5 days of celebrating, listening, sharing, discussing on important issues of faith and society in todays globalized world. The Rainbow Centre was located in a local congregation at the suburbs of Stuttgart. During three days hundreds of LGBTIQ people visited the center, attended workshops and panels and lectures and film presentations.
Foundational Meeting of the Global Network of Rainbow Catholics (GNRC)
An international network of 13 organizations of/with LGBT Catholics met for the first time during the Family Synod 2014 in Rome and since then we have worked together to initiate a global network of LGBTQI Catholics, their parents and families.
We are very happy to announce and invite you to the First Assembly of the Global Network of Rainbow Catholics, the foundational meeting of the new network. Under the title “LGBT Voices to the Synod”, this meeting will take place from 1−4 October 2015 in Rome, on the opening weekend of the second Family Synod.
UN Human Rights Council Passes First-Ever Resolution on Sexual Orientation and Gender
Great news from the United Nations Human rights Council: for the first time ever they pass a formal resolution on human rights violations (violence and discrimination) based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
2010 Conference of gay clergy in Norway
From 12-15 November 2010 Norway organised a conference for gay clergy in Granvollen. Frits Brommet from The Netherlands attended and wrote this personal impression
2010 Italian Forum
The European Forum's co-president Enric Vilà was present at the first Forum Italian Christian Homosexuals in Albano Laziale / Rome, Italy on 26-28 March 2010