September 20, Trans Lives in American Christian Contexts

Pre-Event: Trans 101 

Tuesday, September 20, 6:00p.m.

Krannert Room, Clowes Memorial Hall, Butler Arts Center

This will be an introductory conversation about transgender identities that will take place before the first seminar, Trans Lives In American Christian Contexts. The conversation will be facilitated by the Indiana Transgender Wellness Alliance and the Indiana Youth Group.

Trans Lives in American Christian Contexts 

Tuesday, September 20, 7:00p.m.

Schrott Center for the Arts, Butler Arts Center

Public debates about transgender issues and rights evoke an intersection of religion and politics. There is an increasingly lively conversation about these issues within the Christian church itself, where trans Christians are becoming more visible in pews, pulpits, and theological discourse. Our three speakers will reflect on this conversation.


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Allyson Robinson is a Senior Strategist at Cook Ross, a global consulting firm. Robinson has served as transitional pastor of Washington DC’s Calvary Baptist Church. She is believed to be the first openly transgender person to be ordained by a Baptist church – a distinction that led MSNBC to speculate she might be “the most radical preacher in America.”



delfin bautista headshotDelfin Bautista serves as the Director of the LGBT Center at Ohio University and as an adjunct lecturer in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Delfin in coauthor of Religion and Spirituality in Trans Bodies, Trans Selves.



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Terri Jett is Associate Professor of Political Science and Special Assistant to the Provost for Diversity and Inclusivity at Butler University. She is the President of the Board of the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana and is an Elder at Witherspoon Presbyterian Church.



Present by Butler University Center for Faith and Vocation Seminar on Religion and Global Affairs in collaboration with The Desmond Tutu Center for Peace, Reconciliation, and Global Justice and Butler University and the Christian Theological Seminary.


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