Join Us for an Insightful Webinar Series

The European Forum of LGBTI+ Christian Groups, in collaboration with the Global Network of Rainbow Catholics, warmly invites you to participate in our upcoming webinar series. This engaging and informative series, scheduled from February to April 2024, is a crucial part of our journey towards the October 2024 Synodal Assembly and aim to enhance our comprehension and application of Synodality within the Church, fostering an inclusive, listening Church for everyone. They are designed to support the ongoing involvement and meaningful input of LGBTI+ Catholics in the Church’s journey, reflecting on key topics from the October 2023 Synthesis Report, Synod Office Guidance, and current discussions, with impacts reaching beyond 2024.

The first Webinar: “The relevance of the Synodal process for LGBTI + people” is coming soon:

  • Date: 17th February 2024
  • Time: 15:00 London Time, 16:00 Berlin Time, 10:00 New York Time
  • Registration: Please sign up here to receive the Zoom link. (Note: Registration is not through LGBT+ Catholics Westminster.)

For additional details, feel free to visit the EF’s Facebook event page:

Should you have any inquiries or wish to be involved in the synodal project group, please contact Miro Mat’avka at

Key Speakers:

  • James Hanvey SJ (UK), based at the Jesuit General Curia in Rome, is the Secretary for the Service of the Faith for the Society of Jesus and Co-chair of the Synod Commission on Spirituality.
  • Helena Jeppesen-Spuhler (CH) works for the Swiss Catholic aid organisation Fastenaktion, focusing on the Philippines and Asia. She’s been active in European and global synodal assemblies, advocating for women’s ordination and LGBTI+ equality.
  • Serena Noceti (IT) is a lay theologian, professor at the Religious Sciences Institute in Florence, and a member of the Association of Italian Women Theologians.
  • Martin Pendergast (UK), co-founder of LGBT+ Catholics Westminster, is involved in European and global LGBT+ Catholic initiatives.
  • Georgina Adhiambo (KE), a human rights activist, leads Voices of Women in Western Kenya, championing the rights of LBQ women in rural areas.

We eagerly anticipate your participation in these discussions, which promise to be enlightening and pivotal in shaping a more inclusive church. Join us in this journey of understanding, dialogue, and progress!