Doors open at 10:30 am for coffee and conversation.
Sunday Gathering begins at 11 a.m.
Childcare is provided. Everyone is welcome!
Program ends at 12:30 p.m.
Featured Speaker: Dr. Robert Minor, “Isn’t Seeking Government Support for Your Religion an Act of Unbelief?”
Musical Guest: Shawn Neustadt
Community Moment: Ben Campbell-Bradley
When religious people turn to government to enforce their religious beliefs or to fund their charities, this looks like a lack of belief that their god can really do it even though they claim that their god is in charge of the universe.
A national resource for information on gender issues and gay/straight relationships for organizations, businesses, educational institutions, and media outlets such as NBC and USA Today, Robert N. Minor, Ph.D. has been speaking, consulting, and leading workshops for 20 years.
He is Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at the University of Kansas, where he taught for 33 years and was the chair of the Religious Studies Department for six. A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he received his Ph.D. in Religion from the University of Iowa in 1975 and an M.A. in Biblical Studies from Trinity International University in Chicago.
Dr. Minor is the author of eight books. His newest book, When Religion is an Addiction ,was published by HumanityWorks! in St. Louis. HIs previous book, Gay and Healthy in a Sick Society: The Minor Details, published by HumanityWorks! in November 2003, was a Finalist for the Independent Publisher Book Award and was named in national reviews as one of the best gay books of 2003. His Scared Straight: Why It’s So Hard to Accept Gay People and Why It’s So Hard to Be Human, also published by HumanityWorks!, was named a Finalist for both a Lambda Literary Award and the Independent Publisher Book Award. In little more than a month from their publication, Menstuff.org, the premier men’s issues website, named each of them “Book of the Week.”
*By participating in this event, you agree to abide by the Oasis Code of Conduct (http://www.kcoasis.org/about-oasis/code-of-conduct/).