Faith Roundtable on Sexuality and Spirituality

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
127 W. 127th Street, Suite. 432, Harlem, NY 10027

CONNECT Faith Roundtable on Sexuality and Spirituality

Join CONNECT for an enlightening and dynamic evening as we explore messages our faith traditions have given us about our bodies, sex, sexuality and who we can love.

Facilitator: DeShannon Barnes-Bowens
DeShannon Barnes-Bowen, MS is an Interfaith Minister, Therapist, Founder of ILERA Counseling Services and Coordinator of CONNECT’s Safe Faith Communities Project

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 | 6 - 8 p.m.



Communities of faith and their leaders have the potential to play a significant role in helping to prevent and eliminate family violence. Envisioning a city where safe families and peaceful communities can flourish, CONNECT Faith is committed to working in collaboration with New York City’s diverse faith communities to create and strengthen their response to gender and family violence. Make your community a sanctuary of safety, justice and healing for all! 

CONNECT Faith offers:

  • Customized training programs for clergy, seminarians, members of faith-based communities and lay leaders
  • Assistance in developing religious and culturally relevant programs and policies to respond effectively to domestic violence
  • Referrals for faith-based counseling for victims, survivors, perpetrators and bystanders
  • Training for secular advocates and agencies in effective ways of addressing a client’s religious and spiritual concerns
  • The monthly Interfaith Theological Roundtable is an ongoing supportive, educational and healing space to discuss challenges of intervention and prevention in a faith based context. It meets every third Thursday of the month. All are welcome.
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