Transfaith™ is a national non-profit that is led by transgender people
and focused on issues of faith and spirituality.
See you at PTHC!
This week is the 13th Annual Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference -- the largest transgender-specific conference in the world. Visit our table. We hope to see you there!
Transfaith's annual pre-event at PTHC will be Wednesday, June 11, 2014, beginning at 3pm Eastern. Feel free to begin gathering at 2:30pm at the William Way Community Center 1315 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19107.
Creating Meaningful Ritual for Diverse Groups
We will gather and discuss thoughts and considerations in creating meaningful ritual in gatherings of diverse people - religious, spiritual, non-spiritual. Louis Mitchell and Lynn Young will facilitate a discussion about religious privilege among other types of often unconsidered privileges. We will create ritual together and share a meal.
The main gathering will run until 6pm and you are welcome to stay after for a vegetarian meal. Please RSVP for dinner so we can order enough food!
New Spirituality Room
The PTHCSpirituality Working Group is thrilled to announce that this year, for the first time, there will be a spirituality-designated room at the conference. Every year there are a number of special events such as worship, meditation, yoga, and more; this year all such events can be housed in the same room and we'll have much more flexibility in terms of timing.
We need your help! We are still seeking and scheduling events in this room. Do you have something to offer? Ideas for events:
Consider sharing your gifts and your spiritual practices with the Philly Trans Health community. If you know others who might have something to offer, please forward this invitation to them. We are looking to create a diverse and varied slate of spiritual opportunities. Please email Alex at alexleekapitan (at) gmail (dot) com to express your interest and share your proposals!
More Events at PTHC
Native Smudge & Drum Circle - Thurs & Sat 11:50am-12:35pm :: on Arch St (weather permitting)
Native/ First Nations/ Aboriginal Gathering Space - Throughout the conference at the end of the main hallway
Yoga - Daily 10am-Noon in Room 108A
Ganesh Puja: Offerings to the Remover of Obstacles - Thursday at 10:20am
Coming Out Muslim: Radical Acts of Love - Friday at 8:45am
Its Elemental: Centering with Earth, Air, Fire & Water - Friday at 2:20pm
Shabbat Dinner and Shabbat Service - Dinner at 5:45pm and Service at 7pm at Arch St United Methodist Church, 55 S. Broad St (2 blocks from the convention center)
Interdepending: Trans*Buddhist Activism and Experience - Saturday at 10:20am
Making 12-Step Spirituality Work for Non-God-Types - Saturday at 12:45pm
Quakerism 101: A Wor(k)ship - Saturday at 2:20pm
Spiritual Care in Trans* Communities - Saturday at 2:20pm
Black Faith Journeys - Resiliency and Struggle - Saturday at 5:40pm
And more! Check the website for a full listing!
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