ILERA's Interfaith Sexuality Discussion Series
After the release of Hush Hush in 2007, ILERA founder DeShannon Bowens began facilitating more workshops on the intersection of sexuality and sexual abuse. In these gatherings, religion was often mentioned as a barrier to having honest discussions about sexuality without guilt or shame. Many people felt judged, wounded and confused by various faith traditions.
As a result of these conversations, ILERA's Interfaith Sexuality Discussion Series was launched to ask the following questions:
From November 2011 to November 2012, ILERA implemented and facilitated 6 exciting community discussions on sexuality and religion. We covered: Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Yoruba-Ifa, Hinduism & Islam with amazing expert scholars and practitioners of each tradition.
ILERA's Interfaith Sexuality Events:
Read about DeShannon's 1st talk on the Body as Sacred Space at Harvard University: The World is Sacred
DeShannon's 2nd talk at Harvard Univerity on Sexuality & Spirituality is mentioned here: Africa's Love Supreme
Interfaith Center of New York interviewed DeShannon for their annual Social Work and Religious Diversity Conference. Check out: Sacred Sexuality & Psychotherapy in Spiritual Practice
2015 PAST EVENTS:
Spirituality & Sexuality Quarterly Meetups in partnership with Center of Spiritual Light: