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2012 Annual
K. Renato Lings,
Other Sheep
Coordinator for
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"I have other sheep that are not of this
fold.  I must bring them in also."  
John 10:16

Hello everyone, here are a few highlights from my European perspective. On the
occasions mentioned below I have had a chance to talk about Other Sheep.


I spent three weeks networking in Spain:

Attended the National Gathering of LGBT Faith Groups in Madrid. Gave a ten-minute
address to an audience of approximately 60 people. Sold a good number of copies of my
latest book in Spanish.

Had a long, fruitful conversation with pastor [name withheld], a straight theologian who
shepherds a Protestant congregation in a Madrid suburb.

Met an editor of a publish house [name of editor and publishing house withheld] who
specializes in Christian literature from a Protestant perspective. The editor is keen to
move away from traditional, homophobia-dominated scholarship. Good conversation.

Gave an interview to a bright young journalist who writes for an online LGBT magazine
based in Madrid.


Attended the successful annual meeting in Amsterdam of the European Forum of Lesbian
& Gay Christian Groups. Was offered the opportunity to give a workshop at the scheduled
annual meeting in Switzerland in 2013, which I readily accepted.


Attended the SBL (Society of Biblical Literature) Summer Meeting held at the University
of Amsterdam. Had plenty of stimulating conversation and did some networking.


Invited by two pastors I met in Costa Rica in 2010, I went to Sigtuna, Sweden, to attend a
three-day seminar for theologians and staff of the Church of Sweden (Lutheran). Title:
“Life Affirming Diversity.”  Inspiring and well organized.


Scheduled: a ten-day networking visit to Spain.


  • My main current project is an English book entitled Love Lost in Translation:
    Homosexuality & the Bible. The book is nearing completion and will be published
    by Trafford Publishing
"I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold.  I must bring them also."  
John 10:16 NRSV
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2012 Annual Report
K. Renato Lings
Other Sheep Coordinator for Europe
Submitted October 30, 2012

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