2019 Conference – Extending the table

Our 2019 day conference exploring how to help our churches progress towards a ‘radical new Christian inclusion’ for LGBT+ people was held on Saturday 5th October 2019 at De Montfort University in Leicester.

Our aim is to help churches to become more inclusive – as Oasis Foundation Open Church Charter says:

“any person regardless of sexuality or gender identity will find our local church to be a place of welcome, embrace, inclusion, affirmation and sanctuary.”



You can view videos of the keynote speakers

Luke Dowding, newly appointed Executive Director of OneBodyOneFaith Welcome, hospitality and LGBT people seeking refuge and asylum

Dr Carol Shepherd, Research Fellow at the University of Winchester – We Need To Talk About Bi: The subject the Church and LGBT+ groups keep ignoring

Breakout groups

  • The Bible, welcome and hospitality
  • The Equality Act and religious exemptions
  • LGBT people seeking refuge and asylum
  • Bisexual Christian experiences
  • Supporting families with transgender relatives
  • Creating safe sacred spaces for LGBT+ Christians

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