January 9th, 2016 12:00 AM

It’s Pride Week in Bangor!  Check out the events in the following BDN article and go join in the celebrations!

https://bangordailynews.com/2016/06/21/news/bangor/talk-about-prejudice-within-education-health-care-starts-bangor-pride-week/?ref=topStories7

 

Check out the following articles as well, in which faith communities and leaders of all kinds 1) reach out to the LGBTQ+ community and 2) discuss what their own communities can do to make sure nothing like Orlando happens again:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2016/06/15/what-happened-when-an-orthodox-jewish-congregation-went-to-a-gay-bar-to-mourn-orlando/?tid=hybrid_experimentrandom_3_na

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2016/06/13/florida-catholic-bishop-it-is-religion-including-our-own-that-targets-lgbt-people/?tid=a_inl

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2016/06/13/lgbt-muslims-do-exist-and-they-are-grieving-its-time-for-acceptance/?tid=a_inl

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2016/06/15/gay-rabbi-we-can-all-mourn-orlando-but-this-was-terrorism-against-gay-people/?tid=a_inl

 

 What is the Wilson Center?

The Wilson Center is an independent, progressive religious & spiritual voice on campus.  Our most central value is the equality of all people – we welcome people of all genders, gender identities, sexual orientations, races, religions, ethnicities, abilities and economic backgrounds. We believe that we as a community and as individuals are enriched by diversity. We welcome seekers, agnostics, questioners, atheists and traditional believers.  We welcome interfaith and multicultural events of all kinds.

The Wilson Center Goals

  • To work for peace- both globally and locally
  • To reach out to all faiths and traditions and build true interfaith dialogue and programs
  • To explore & celebrate both religion & spirituality, and to develop the kind of inclusive, progressive religion/spirituality of which we would like to be a part
  • To design (or cooperate with others in) local and global service projects that have meaning for our community
  • To enhance communication across lines of ethnicity, culture, religion, theology, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and economic class
  • To build worship services, ethics discussion groups, film series, dinners and other spiritual or social events that speak to the needs and desires of the UMaine community