Outreach 2024

LGBTQ Catholic Ministry Conference
Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., August 2-4

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Each year, Outreach gathers LGBTQ lay people, clergy, scholars, artists, educators, students and family members to build community, share best practices and worship together.

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Schedule preview

The Outreach conference will feature three keynote addresses, several timely and compelling panels, multiple opportunities for worship as well as time for community building.

Speakers, panelists and worship leaders include:

  • Cardinal Wilton Gregory, archbishop of Washington
  • John J. DeGioia, Ph.D., president of Georgetown University
  • Amy-Jill Levine, Ph.D., Rabbi Stanley M. Kessler Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Hartford International University for Religion and Peace
  • Rev. William Hart McNichols, renowned iconographer and artist
  • James Martin, S.J., founder of Outreach and editor-at-large of America

 

Panels include:

  • News from Rome: The Synod and “Fiducia Supplicans”
  • LGBTQ Women and the Church
  • Transgender Catholics and the Church
  • Telling LGBTQ Catholic Stories
  • The Bible and Homosexuality
  • Race, Intersectionality and LGBTQ People
  • LGBTQ Ministry in Parishes
  • LGBTQ Ministry in Education
  • Parenting LGBTQ Children

A full list of panels and panelists will be available in the coming weeks.

Friday, August 2

Activities start at 5 p.m.

Opening Celebration

Prayer Service

Keynote Address: John J. DeGioia, Ph.D., president of Georgetown University

Cocktails and Seated Dinner

Evening Reception

Saturday, August 3

Activities start at 9 a.m.

Mass with Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory, archbishop of Washington

Concurrent Panels

Keynote Address: Father William Hart McNichols, author and iconographer

Cocktail Reception

Sunday, August 4

Activities start at 9 a.m.

Conference ends at 1 p.m.

Mass with James Martin, S.J.

Brunch

Keynote Address: Amy-Jill Levine, Ph.D., Rabbi Stanley M. Kessler Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Hartford International University for Religion and Peace

Panel

Conference Conclusion