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Thompson conference on equality, acceptance set

“Life Together: You Too Are Brought Near” is a free online and on-site conference on inclusion that will be hosted outdoors by Thompson Memorial Presbyterian Church in New Hope, Sept. 19 and 20.
The conference will include four speakers from Princeton Theological Seminary, covering the theological importance and biblical basis for inclusion – particularly with regard to race, disability, and the LGBTQ+ community.
The conference will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 and continue until 11:30 a.m. In the first hour, Kevin Vollrath (MDiv., PhD candidate) will speak on intersectionality, disability and “best practices” for communities seeking to create inclusive spaces.
In the second hour, Deborah Jodrey (MDiv, MACEF) and the Rev. Dr. Lindsey Jodrey will speak on the LGBTQ+ community, gender and sexual identity, language, and the theological importance of gender inclusivity.
On Sunday, Sept. 20, starting at 10:30 a.m., Eric Barreto (Dr.) will speak on racial and ethnic inclusion, theology, and the radical hospitality demonstrated by Jesus in his ministry.
“Come join us as we seek to learn and become a more welcoming community. You may join online via Zoom or participate in person (limited space available). If you plan to attend the outdoor conference in person, please bring a mask and chair.”
For information and to register for the event, visit

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