PRIDE AND PASSION 2008 November 14-16, 2008 Middle Collegiate Church

Note: Tickets can also be purchased at the door.


Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson | Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of NH

Featured in the award-winning documentary For The Bible Tells Me So"

Rev. Erin Swensen | Transgendered Activist

First known mainstream Protestant minister to make an open gender transition while remaining ordained

Bishop John Selders | Pastor and Activist

Founder of the Inter-Denominational Conference of Liberation Congregations and Ministries (ICLCM), an interfaith, ecumenical fellowship of radical inclusivity

Note: Mel White was originally scheduled to speak, but had to cancel due to a scheduling conflict.


Dancing in the Temple:  Why Religion Matters in our Fight for Equality

Bishop Gene Robinson

Embracing Transgender: Understanding and Relating to the TG Ccommunity

Rev. Erin Swensen

What Time is It?

Bishop John Selders


Bishop Gene Robinson

Rev. Erin Swenson

Dr. Jacqui Lewis
Rev. Osagyefo Sekou
Bishop John Selders




Transgender Issues

Queer Theology

LGBTI Advocacy: What Next




Three worship celebrations featuring the Middle Church Jerriese Johnson Gospel Choir, and The Omega Dance Company




Friday – Sunday           $65

Saturday only                $50

Students                        $25


Includes one dinner and one lunch during conference.






FRIDAY, November 14


6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Registration


7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Welcome Dinner


8:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. – Rev. Erin Swensen | Opening Celebration and Address



SATURDAY, November 15


8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast | Registration Open


9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Bishop Gene Robinson | Keynote Speaker



11:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. –  Break


11:15 p.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Open Microphone with Bishop Robinson


12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. - Lunch


1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Workshops


3:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. – Short Break


3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Bishop John Selders Keynote Speaker


4:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. – Workshops (repeated from morning)



SUNDAY, November 16


9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.- Continental Breakfast


10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Bible Study

            “Our Covenant with God”


11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.- Worship Celebration


12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Sunday Brunch




Name Sales End Price Fee
Full Event   Ended $65 $1.62
Saturday Only   Ended $50 $1.25
Student   Ended $25 $0.99

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