“As part of this year’s Annapolis Pride Parade and Festival events, a number of congregations are gathering together to celebrate an Interfaith/Ecumenical Pride service and you and your congregation are invited to participate.
Various faith communities have come together to create an joyful and welcoming event for all people regardless of their religion, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The event will feature congregational singing, performances from the Baltimore Men’s Chorus, as well as an address from guest preacher Dr. David Gushee, a Christian ethicist. Dr. Gushee is well known as the author of Changing Our Mind, which has aided families and congregations to carefully and compassionately rethink traditional religious teachings about full LGBTQ inclusion.
St. Anne’s Episcopal Church (Church Circle, Annapolis) will host the service at 3 pm on Sunday, June 5, 2022. A pre-service performance by the Baltimore Men’s Chorus will begin at 2:30 pm. All clergy and faith community leaders are invited to join in a pre-service processional and encouraged to wear vestments (wearing red if possible) or other religious garments representing their faith tradition.
It is our prayer that the service will be an unmistakable call to hope, love, mercy, compassion; so that all might experience bright hope for tomorrow.”
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The Annapolis Interfaith Pride Guest Preacher
Dr. David P. Gushee (PhD, Union Theological Seminary, New York) is Distinguished University
Professor of Christian Ethics at Mercer University, Chair of Christian Social Ethics at Vrije
Universiteit Amsterdam, and Senior Research Fellow, International Baptist Theological Study
Gushee is the elected Past-President of both the American Academy of Religion and the Society
of Christian Ethics, signaling his role as one of America’s leading Christian ethicists. He is the
author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of more than 25 books and approximately 175 book
chapters, journal articles, and reviews. His most recognized works before 2014 include
Righteous Gentiles of the Holocaust, Kingdom Ethics, The Sacredness of Human Life. With his
2014 book Changing Our Mind and then After Evangelicalism, he has been charting a
theological course for post-evangelical Christians, a course he more personally relates in his
memoir, Still Christian. Now with the recent publication of the accessible Introducing Christian
Ethics, these works have broadened his readership considerably.
Over a full 29-year career, he’s been a devoted teacher as Professor Gushee to college students,
seminarians, and PhD students. He’s also led activist efforts on climate, torture, and LGBTQ
inclusion, and is a keynote speaker at churches, forums, and universities.
For the general media, Dr. Gushee has written hundreds of opinion pieces and given interviews
to major outlets and podcasts.
Dr. Gushee and his wife Jeanie live in Atlanta, and you can connect with him and subscribe to his
newsletter at davidpgushee.com or @dpgushee on social media