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"That was then, this is now: A Moral and Spiritual Agenda for the Episcopal Church"
Community Night Forum
Tucson Common Room
The Rt. Rev. Gene Robinson will speak on changes in the moral and spiritual agenda of The Episcopal Church.
V. Gene Robinson was elected Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire on June 7, 2003, having served as Canon to the Ordinary (Assistant to the Bishop) for nearly 18 years. He was consecrated a bishop on All Saints Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003, and was invested as the Ninth Bishop of New Hampshire on March 7, 2004. Bishop Robinson has been active particularly in the area of full civil rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. Working at the state, national, and international levels, he has spoken and lobbied for equal protection under the law and full civil marriage rights. His story is featured in the 2007 feature-length documentary, “For the Bible Tells Me So,” and his book In the Eye of the Storm: Swept to the Center by God (Seabury Books, New York) was released in 2008. Bishop Robinson was invited by Barack Obama to give the invocation at the opening presidential inaugural ceremonies at the Lincoln Memorial on Jan. 18, 2009. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress.