Meet the (UCC) queer evangelist… and learn what it takes to be a Christian Activist
through an interview with Rev. Dr. Cheri DiNovo (recorded June 16, 2021).
Rev. Cheri DiNovo is well-known in Ontario politics, and her new memoir The Queer Evangelist, a Socialist Clergy’s Radically Honest Tale, published last month, is the high energy story of a teenager who has lived on the street using drugs, and who found her way into the United Church, and into politics, and became one of the most influential Opposition politicians of our era. She prides herself on initiating, and getting passed, more tri-party private member’s bills than any other Ontario MPP in history.
In this interview, we sit down with her to explore her roots, her tumultuous adolescence, and where her passions come from. And then hold onto your hat as we ask her advice with respect to what church people need to know about politics and politicians.
Sometimes it feels like the church has lost its voice, and no one outside our own bubbles cares about what we think. But DiNovo is adamant that the church has vital contributions to make to our time, and phenomenal power! Politicians will listen to what we have to say, if we can only use the right tools vigorously and well.
How can we influence government? What are we doing wrong? What could we be doing instead? Do ordinary people really have power? If so, how?
Join us for a lively conversation about what it takes to make the world better, and what Cheri DiNovo has learned along the way.
Recording: This session was recorded, and will be available in the United-in-Learning Recorded Webinars section. Click HERE.