What is Spiritual Pride?
Spiritual Pride, an event at the Cathedral of St. Peter in St. Petersburg, is an evening to celebrate spiritual diversity and unity during June, GLBT Pride month. The inaugural event in 2012 gathered over 150 people, religious and civic leaders from more than ten congregations throughout the Tampa Bay area. The event includes a reception with entertainment in the Cathedral garden, dinner, and a featured guest speaker. The facility at the Cathedral offers guests the opportunity to network with others and learn about local congregations.
The 2013 Event
The Rev. Dr. Thomas Williams is Professor of Catholic Studies and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies and Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of South Florida. He earned a B.A. in Philosophy from Vanderbilt University in 1988 and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame in 1994. Before coming to USF he taught at the University of Iowa, where he received the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Collegiate Teaching Award in 2005. He was Alvin Plantinga Fellow in the Center for Philosophy of Religion at Notre Dame in 2005-06. Additionally, he is an Episcopal priest serving the Diocese of Southwest Florida at St Mark’s, Tampa and a clergy fellow in residence at St Paul’s Parish, K Street in Washington, D.C.
More information is available at http://frthomaswilliams.com.