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The Rev. Paul Rausenbush talks LGBTQ+ rights, ‘Christian nationalism’ and more

August 10, 2023
Originally published by Windy City Times on August 10 by Andrew Davis

The Parliament of the World Religions—a dialogue between key members of various faiths—will take place Aug. 14-18 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Keynote speakers and panelists will include Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson, Cardinal Blase Cupich, author/presidential candidate Marianne Williamson, actor Rainn Wilson (via video), Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton and artist/advocate Robby Romero. Planned sessions include “Beyond Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Striving to Become an Antiracist Spiritual Organization,” “Pride in the Pews: LGBTQ Christians and the Black Church,” “Save Our Planet: Water Is Life,” “92-Year Evolutionary History of Al-Islam in America” and “Nuclear Weapons and God: At the End of the Day.”

Another of the scheduled speakers is the Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, who is the president/CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based organization Interfaith Alliance. He recently talked with Windy City Times about his organization, religious freedom and his take on being LGBTQ+ today.

Read the full feature at Windy City Times→