Kathy Baldock in Australia

By Collins Street Baptist Church on behalf of Brave Network Melbourne

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Bring in a world class expert!

Australia’s evangelical movement is small, yet its loud and well-funded voice has made huge waves in Australian politics, causing much harm to LGBTIQ Australians and much risk to LGBTIQ youth.

The Brave Network Melbourne, an advocacy and support group for LGBTIQ people of faith, is bringing one of the US’s foremost LGBTIQ faith advocates, Kathy Baldock, to Melbourne in August 2016 for the first time ever.

Kathy Baldock, a published author and expert speaker, heads her own organisation Canyonwalker Connections and is a board member of The Reformation Project, one of the world’s largest networks for LGBTIQ Christians. An experienced and entertaining communicator, accomplished entrepreneur and businesswoman, ex-pastor, author and trained engineer, Kathy is a regular speaker at LGBTIQ and evangelical conferences around the world and is renowned for her expertise in training diverse audiences about the psychological, historical, and theological aspects of the church’s engagement with LGBTIQ people over the past centuries. Her insights into the clash between evangelicalism and LGBTIQ inclusion provide vital context for any person wishing to successfully engage faith and sexuality in public conversation.

Kathy will train media, religious leaders and LGBTIQ advocates and allies in how to effectively engage with the evangelical movement.

Kathy’s visit to Australia provides a groundbreaking opportunity for stimulating open and productive discussion between LGBTIQ Christians and allies and the established church. We have rarely had an LGBTIQ faith advocate of this calibre come to our shores despite regular visits by non-LGBTI-affirming speakers.

We invite you to join with us in making a difference by supporting this unique first visit, we hope the first of many from both Kathy and others.

Funds from this campaign will be spent on Kathy’s air fare, transport, hosting and event costs within Melbourne and costs are being kept to a bare minimum. If you are interested in more information about Kathy’s visit, please contact the Brave Network directly.

Brave Network Melbourne welcomes Kathy in conjunction with our hosting partner, Collins Street Baptist Church.

More information including events at www.kathybaldock.in.

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Team Members

Brian Coogan

Nathan Despott