Ministering to the LGBTQ Community: A Personal Journey with James Martin - Burke Lectureship on Religion and Society

3/23/2022; 59 minutes

Jesuit priest and editor at large of America Magazine, Father James Martin, SJ, talks about his personal journey ministering to the LGBTQ community. For Martin, working with people on the margins, walking with the excluded, has always been part of his Jesuit life. Early in his career, he began writing about the LGBTQ community because he felt these were people in the church who had very few people to advocate for them. Then, after the 2016 nightclub massacre in Florida, he was deeply concerned about the lack of public support from Catholic bishops which inspired him to write a book, "Building a Bridge," emphasizing the simple but life-changing tenets of respect, compassion, and sensitivity.

Martin is the best-selling author of "Jesus: A Pilgrimage, The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything" and "Learning to Pray." He has written for many publications, including the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, and he is a regular commentator in the national and international media.

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