Understanding Same Sex Attraction – A Zoom Conference

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Understanding Same Sex Attraction – A Zoom Conference

How would you respond if your child or catechumen or friend says, “I think I am gay”?

Same-Sex Attraction (SSA) is often poorly understood, leading to responses which may be inconsistent with our faith beliefs or which are inappropriate and could damage the relationship.

This short symposium will promote greater awareness and clearer understanding of SSA, so that more positive relationships can be built. Participants will find out what research currently tells us about SSA, and hear from professionals who have experience working in this area.

This symposium aims to help participants develop a deeper understanding of same-sex attraction in the light of faith and reason, and to address common misconceptions. The speakers and organizers seek to be faithful to the teachings of the Catholic Church and to welcome and show understanding to persons with SSA. In this light, all who are open to hearing and learning more about SSA will greatly benefit and are most welcome.

Date: Sat 18 Apr 2020
Time: 9.00 am to 1.00 pm
Venue: via Zoom video-conferencing software
Target audience: Singles (years 18 and up, Young Adults, and Parents of Teens)

Profile of Bryan Shen (one of the presenters)

Mr. Bryan C. Shen MSoc (Counselling) is a Catholic Professional Counselor and Supervisor of Counselors, registered with the Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC). He has experience counselling Asian male and female cases with same-sex attraction, and has had peer discussions with leading Professional therapists on this issue around the world.
Bryan has given similar sessions at the Church of St Mary of the Angels, Church of St Michael’s and Church of St Francis Xavier.

Jointly organised by the Church of St Vincent de Paul, Family Life Ministry and the Archdiocesan Commission for the Family.

Please do forward this registration link to someone whom might benefit from this symposium. After you have registered you will receive and email and/or message via your phone for the ID and Password to Join the Zoom Video-Conferencing.

Thank you, Keep safe, Stay home and God Bless