Taizé Service Celebrating LGBT History Month

October 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join us as we sing Taizé songs in various languages (English, Portuguese, and Spanish), pray, mediate, light candles, listen to readings and the sound of silence. This service explores the confluence of Hispanic, Latinx, and LGBTQ+ identities. After the service we will have cookies and tea.

Hispanic Heritage Month takes place between 15 September and 15 October 2018 and is a time to recognize the contributions of Hispanics and Latinx Americans. LGBT History Month is celebrated in October and is a time to remember lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history within the context of civil rights movements.

In addition, this Taizé service reaches out to our Safe House partners, La Casa – Indiana University Latino Cultural Center, and the LGBTQ+ Culture Center at Indiana University, Bloomington.

There is free parking at the IU lots between Indiana and Dunn, just north of Kirkwood.

Here is the full schedule of Taizé services for the Fall 2018 semester, always on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.:

Aug 29: Taizé Services Resume
Sep 12: Taizé Service Celebrating Rosh Hashanah (The Jewish New Year)
Sep 26: Taizé Service Celebrating Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) and National Hispanic Heritage Month
Oct 10: Taizé Service Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month and LGBT History Month
Oct 24: Taizé Service Celebrating LGBT History Month
Nov 14: Taizé Service Celebrating Native American Heritage Month
Nov 28: Taizé Service Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

Taizé is a French village and the site of an international monastic community representing Protestant and Catholic brothers. It is especially sought after by young adults. The music of Taizé is attractively short and simple; the constant flow of repetitions invites one and all into a state of meditative prayer over the accessible texts. Taizé services at the Canterbury House build upon their ecumenical origins, aspiring to encompass other interfaith traditions and celebrating the beautiful diversity of the human spirit.

Explore Taizé, music of unity and peace: