NETWORK Workshop: A Place at the Table – Sharing a Message of Good News with 2SLGBTQ+ Youth and Everyone
May 16, 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
A virtual series for leaders and volunteers in Youth, Young Adult, and Family & Children Ministries.
Pope Francis has called for compassion for 2SLGBTQ+ people, and yet this does not always reflect the pastoral reality of our dioceses and parishes. Research has suggested that up to 40% of youth living on the street are 2SLGBTQ+ and suggested 2SLGBTQ+ youth are more than 4x more likely to attempt suicide than their peers. What is our pastoral response? How do we, in our diverse ministry contexts, build hospitable, respectful, and inclusive environments for those who identify as 2SLGBTQ+ (as well as everyone)? What practical steps can we take to build this bridge?
The session will address:
- How do we begin to have conversations on this topic?
- What path are we called to take as disciples and pastoral workers to help build bridges and defuse conflict?
- Sociological insights into young people in 2023 and their development
Trevor Droesbeck, MRE
Director of the Office for Evangelization and Catechesis, Archdiocese of Moncton
Trevor is the Director for the Office for Evangelization and Catechesis with the Archdiocese of Moncton in New Brunswick. Prior to this he served as the diocesan Coordinator for the Office of Youth Faith Development for 17 years. For several years Trevor has volunteered with 2SLGBTQ+ Youth through the “Safe Spaces” project sponsored by AIDS Moncton, now Ensemble Moncton. He holds a BA in Sociology from St. Francis Xavier University (1995), an MA in Sociology and Social Anthropology from Dalhousie University (1997) as well as a Masters of Religious Education (2017) from Saint Paul University. He holds a Diploma in Ministry from St. Francis Xavier University (2010) and a Diploma in Youth Ministry from the Atlantic School of Theology (2013).
Cost: $15 CND
This Workshop series is part of NETWORK, a program of leadership formation for youth, young adult and family and children ministry offered by the Redemptorists of North America and Ignite Ministry. www.ignite-canada.ca