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LGBT Repression in Christian Africa: A Gay Man’s Journey to Bring Reconciliation

  • Fairlington United Methodist Church 3900 King Street Alexandria, VA, 22302 United States (map)

LGBT Repression in Christian Africa: 
A Gay Man’s Journey to Bring Reconciliation

Guest Speaker:  Dennis Akpona, Reconciling Ministry Network

 

Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 9:30AM

Fairlington United Methodist Church

3900 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia

 

 

AGENDA

9:30AM:  Gather/Breakfast

10:00AM:  Presentation by Dennis Akpona

10:30AM:  Question/Answer Session

 

Dennis Akpona is the Coordinator for African Central Conferences at the Reconciling Ministry Network, working to make the United Methodist Church more welcoming of its LGBT brothers and sisters.  Dennis was recently granted asylum in the United States after fleeing persecution he faced as a gay man in Nigeria.  A long-time LGBTQ activist, he also continues to assist LGBT asylum seekers and is pursuing a Social Work degree at Northeastern Illinois University.  Dennis will share his personal story as growing up as a gay man in Nigeria, his journey to get asylum status, and RMN’s outreach efforts to African United Methodists in advance of General Conference.

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