Posts Tagged ‘Trans people’

Transgender inclusion? World’s major religions take varying stances on policies toward trans people

Monday, April 15th, 2024

The Vatican has issued a new document rejecting the concept of changing one’s biological sex. This is a setback for transgender people who had hoped Pope Francis might be setting the stage for a more welcoming approach from the Catholic Church. World Religions Around the world, major religions have diverse approaches to gender identity, and Read more

Richard Dawkins has abandoned science to justify his transphobia

Thursday, August 10th, 2023

For decades, the renowned evolutionary biologist and atheist Richard Dawkins urged his readers to use science and reason to counter religious misinformation. Dawkins is abandoning both to spread anti-transgender rhetoric embraced by religious conservatives. During a recent episode of his podcast “The Poetry of Reality,” Dawkins spoke with author Helen Joyce about the “influence of Read more

Priests learning learn to minister to transgender people

Monday, November 9th, 2020

Learning to minister to transgender people is the subject of a new Zoom series created for priests. A transgender Catholic, James Pignatella is one of the speakers in the three-part Zoom series which began last month. The next sessions are on 18 November and 15 December. The series aims to educate Catholic priests on how Read more

Pope’s charity helps transgender prostitutes

Monday, May 4th, 2020

The Pope’s charity is helping transgender sex workers left without income due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown. It all started two weeks ago, when a trans woman asked Fr Andrea Conocchia for help. He gave her food and basic supplies from the care packages. The day after, the woman returned with a friend – then Read more

Accepting transpeople is like accepting euthanasia says Dutch cardinal

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Accepting transpeople is like accepting euthanasia says a Dutch cardinal. He expressed his disapproval at “the view of the body as something that is moldable”.  Read more