2012 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The annual conference of 2012 took place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on 17-20 May, the pre-conferences on 16 May.
It was organised by Landelijk KoördinatiePunt groepen kerk en homoseksualiteit (LKP), working together with
- Netwerk Mirre
- Werkverband van Queer Theologen (WHT)
- Werkverband van Katholieke Homo-Pastores (WKHP)
- CHJC (Vereniging voor christelijke homo’s, lesbiennes en biseksuelen)
- Contrario (Gereformeerde vereniging voor homo’s en lesbiennes)
- Transgender Netwerk Nederland
Report in Dutch
The official report from the 2012 conference of the European Forum in Amsterdam is in Dutch.
Report in Spanish
Forum Europeo de Grupos Cristianos LGTB, 16 a 17 de mayo de 2012: Lead us beyond acceptance! (¡Llévanos más allá de la aceptación!)
On Saturday afternoon 19 May 2014 we made a boat trip through the canals of Amsterdam. This trip ended at the Homomonument.
In Berlin the organising commitee for 2012 Amsterdam presented itself with a famous old Dutch sung: Tulips from Amsterdam. They handed out plastic tulips in all different colours. They handed out tulip bulbs and hope that the people who took those with them will have a flower soon!
So a logo for the 2012 Amsterdam conference should be a tulip. We asked Erica van Olden to make something with a tulip and a rainbow. She made this beautiful picture.
Lead Us Beyond Acceptance
The theme for the 2012 conference in Amsterdam will be Lead us beyond acceptance. It is based on Galatians 3: 28-29:
Faith in Christ Jesus is what makes each of you equal with each other, whether you are a Jew or a Greek, a slave or a free person, a man or a woman. So if you belong to Christ, you are now part of Abraham's family, and you will be given what God has promised.