Wednesday, January 23, 2013
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Saturday, January 19, 2013
May 24-27, 2013 - Memorial Day Holiday Weekend
Beautiful Retreat Center near Philadelphia, PA.
3 days of exciting and amazing workshops, art, talent show, plenaries, community building, prayer, meditation, politics, spirituality and more!!
Check out last year's list of workshops and other events. And the program book.
$100 deposit to hold your space due Feb. 15! Scholarship applications will be available Fri. Feb. 18.
Registration Rates, Payment & Installment Information
Based on capacity and who we are expecting, we only have 50 spaces available!
Register today! :) And share with your LGBTQ Muslim friends!
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Sunday, August 19, 2012
Monday, January 31, 2011
LGBT Muslim Retreat * Philadelphia, PA
May 27-30, 2011 - Memorial Day Weekend
Theme: Al-Jama'ah (The Community)
"Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn't matter.
Ours is not a caravan of despair. come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times.
Come, yet again, come, come." - Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi
Confirmed Speakers: Imam Daayiee Abdullah (an openly gay Imam and scholar of Islam) and Dr. Siraj Scott Kugle (author of Islam & Homosexuality)
Our retreat location:
§ Beautiful suburbs of Philadelphia; "an oasis for reflection with beautiful grounds"
§ On 20+ acres surrounded by trees, flowers and 1 mile woodchip trail
§ Private rooms with bed(s) and desk(s)
§ Delicious meals and refreshments (including vegetarian & vegan options)
§ Art studio, library & wi-fi access
Available Rooms as of February 1, 2011:
§ 1 single rooms - 1 space available (Male)
§ 6 single rooms - 6 spaces available (Female)
§ 1 shared room Option A - 2 single beds - 2 spaces available (Female)
§ 1 shared room Option B - 1 double bed and 2 single beds - 3 spaces available (Female)
§ 0 spaces available (Co-Ed Floor - Female & Male)
§ 6 commuter / staying off-site spaces available
Single Rooms - Retreat Accommodations & Meals: $250 plus Registration: $80 Total: $330 per person
Shared Rooms - Option A - 2 people per room - Retreat Accommodations & Meals: $220; Registration: $80
Total: $300 per person
Option B - 3 or 4 people per room - Retreat Accommodations & Meals: $200; Registration: "
$80 Total: $280
Commuters & Those Staying Off-Site - Option 1: Friday-Monday - Meals & Retreat: $85; Registration: $80 - Total: $165
Option 2: Saturday or Sunday only -Meals & Retreat; Total: $85
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
From the Washington Post - August 5, 2010
Below is a roundup of religious responses; this list will be updated as more congregations and religious organizations weigh in.
Catholic Church Statement by USCCB President Cardinal George:
"Marriage between a man and a woman is the bedrock of any society. The misuse of law to change the nature of marriage undermines the common good," Cardinal George said. "It is tragic that a federal judge would overturn the clear and expressed will of the people in their support for the institution of marriage. No court of civil law has the authority to reach into areas of human experience that nature itself has defined."
"The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints regrets today's decision. California voters have twice been given the opportunity to vote on the definition of marriage in their state and both times have determined that marriage should be recognized as only between a man and a woman. We agree. Marriage between a man and a woman is the bedrock of society."
"Marriage is recognized as a public institution, rather than a purely private one, because of its role in bringing together men and women for the reproduction of the human race and keeping them together to raise the children produced by their union. The fact that homosexuals prefer not to enter into marriages as historically defined does not give them a right to change the definition of what a 'marriage' is."
"Traditional Jewish values recognize marriage as being only between a man and woman. In addition to our religious values - which we do not seek to impose on anyone - we fear legal recognition of same-sex "marriage" poses a grave threat to the fundamental civil right of religious freedom."
"Justice is advancing thanks to today's ruling affirming Californians' constitutional right to marriage in faithful, same-gender relationships."
"Proposition 8, adopted by ballot initiative in 2008, effectively denies gay and lesbian individuals the same rights afforded heterosexual couples under the law. Judge Walker's decision reaffirms the strong commitment to equality upon which our nation is built."
Rev. Welton Gaddy, Baptist minister and President of Interfaith Alliance:
"We are pleased to see that Judge Vaughn Walker was sensitive to the concerns of people of faith who oppose same-gender marriage on religious grounds but that he recognized, as do we, that their religious freedom will not be impacted by the legalization of same-gender marriage. America's diverse religious landscape leaves room for a variety of theological perspectives on same-gender marriage; indeed, some faiths enthusiastically support it and others vehemently oppose it. Under this ruling, as with any constitutionally based marriage equality law, no religion would ever be required to condone same-gender marriage, and no member of the clergy would ever be required to perform a wedding ceremony not in accordance with his or her religious beliefs."