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National Affirming/PIE Day launches March 14, 2019!

We’re proud to announce the first annual National Affirming Day coming up on March 14, 2019, International Pi Day (3.14- get it?)

PIE = Public. Intentional. Explicit.

Those are the standards we hold ourselves and our welcome to when we become Affirming, Welcoming, or Inclusive communities.

We invite you to serve up some pie and roll out the PIE in your ministries and communities! This is your chance to celebrate and honour the full inclusion of *LGBTQ2SIA+ people in faith communities and beyond, with everyone across Canada!

Affirm United/S’affirmer Ensemble and Affirming Connections have partnered to bring you tools and ideas to put on your own PIE event.

Official PIE Day website here!

(*Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Two-Spirit, Intersex, Asexual+)

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Affirming Leaders Day - April 6, 2019

Registration now open!

Affirming Leaders Day is a mini-conference in Calgary that focuses on deepening our Affirming understanding and actions.

Just announced! Austen Hartke, author of: Transforming, The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians, will be our keynote speaker!

Affirming Leaders Day will also include workshops and a strategy session to foster partnership and marketing efforts. And food!

Who can come:
- Leaders (paid and volunteers) within all faith communities, including clergy, congregation members, committee members, individuals
- We invite people from all faith communities and traditions who are affirming, in process, or even curious about deepening their inclusivity to join us!

When: Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 9am-4:30pm

Where: cSpace King Edward Building, 1721 29th Avenue SW, Calgary

Cost: General Registration - $50

Subsidized Registration (students/seniors/low income)- $25

Donations welcome to cover subsidized tickets!

Registration available here!
 

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Brand New Resource Page and Free Lending Library!

On our new resources page, you’ll find a list of book, website, and podcast recommendations that was curated with the intersections of faith and LGBTQ2S+ identity in mind. Whether you are part of the queer community, a parent, faith leader, or are looking for books that help your child explore all different types of people and families, we’re here to help!

We also have a list of books that are free to lend in our Affirming Connections Library located at St. Andrews Centre in Calgary. Here’s the current list with all of the details, and we’ll be adding more!

If you have a resource suggestion, contact Pam - we love hearing from you!