Spectacular diversity showcase... Ritual Reconstructed Event
The Ritual Reconstructed Event which took place at JW3 (London) explored ‘faith rituals which combine both Jewish and LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning & inter-sex) identities’ (S-S K).
'The Event commenced with a walk-through photographic exhibition by Mary Humphrey – who came to the project as a “curious Roman Catholic”. Her colourful and evocative photographs show people, ritual objects, and lifecycle events through a queer Jewish lens’ (S-S K).
The photographs displayed were a synopsis of Ritual Reconstructed Jewish LGBTQI rituals, which have recently taken place.
Ritual Reconstructed was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council through the Connected Communities stream and consisted of a collaborative partnership between Buckinghamshire New University, the University of Portsmouth, the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University and Liberal Judaism.
Surat-Shaan Knan Liberal Judaism Today January/February 2016