Online Inclusive Worship Gathering (Guest: Rev Jide Macaulay)
September 13, 2020
04:00 pm - 05:00 pm
We’re thrilled to announce that on Sunday 13th September we’ll have the Rev. Jide Macaulay (founder of House of Rainbow) with us as a special guest. He’ll be speaking at our Online Worship Gathering at 4pm on Facebook Live and YouTube and then joining us for a special Q&A Discussion on Zoom at 5:15.
Jide will be sharing some of his personal journey and reflecting on the intersection of race, faith, queer identity and inclusion. Read more about House of Rainbow and Jide below.
You can register for the 5:15 Q&A Discussion with Rev Jide Macaulay here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/qa-discussion-w-jide-macaulay-hosted-by-inclusive-gathering-birmingham-tickets-114909164404
Reverend Jide Macaulay is the founding Pastor and CEO of House Of Rainbow CIC. Openly gay British-Nigerian born in London, a Christian minister since 1998, a dynamic and an inspirational speaker, author, poet, pastor and preacher, HIV Positive Activist, holds a degree in Law, masters degree in Theology and Post-graduate certificate in Pastoral Theology. Jide focuses his ministry on inclusion and reconciliation of sexuality, spirituality and human rights. He writes for various Christian and secular Journals. He has authored several books, Poetry Inspired 2001 and Pocket Devotion for LGBT Christians 2005, he has won several awards including the 2003 and 2007 Black LGBT Community Award for “Man of the Year” for his work helping people of faith. Shortlisted for the National Diversity Awards 2014, in the category for Positive Role Model. He served from 2007 to 2013 as Executive Board member and Co Chair of Pan Africa International Lesbians and Gay Association, formerly Africa Regional Representative at the Global Interfaith Network. Currently Board of Trustee at Kaleidoscope Trust UK, Chairperson INERELA+ Europe, Patron at ReportOut, nOSCARS Award winner 2014, 2017, 2018 and a Trained Volunteer Champion at Afruca Children’s Charity.
House of Rainbow (HOR) fosters relationships among Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer (LGBTIQ+) individuals, people of faith and allies in order to create a safer and a more inclusive community. As a support organisation, we are dedicated to reconciling marginalised identifies with the pressures of society. With locations in many countries, HOR is about is able to assist with issues and challenges such as asylum seekers’ support, sexual health, counselling and pastoral care. Read more at www.houseofrainbow.org.
Inclusive Gathering Birmingham is a diverse church gathered together by a common dream: to become a truly inclusive faith community, where doubt and difference are a welcome part of our journey together toward Jesus. We believe that the way of Jesus leads us to the wild, radical idea that true spiritual community can be formed based on who is INCLUDED, not by who is EXCLUDED. We are a learning community, constantly growing and changing to live out this vision in new and expanding ways.
When we say “inclusion”, we mean much more than mere tolerance or welcome. We believe God wants us all to know that we actually belong. That means people of every race and ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity, age and background, HIV status, ability and disability, theological and political conviction are loved, invited, and fully included. Read more about what makes us tick at www.inclusivegathering.org.uk or send an email to email@example.com to ask questions or chat.