Geikristlaste Kogu (GK) is a NGO that promotes LGBT equality alongside Estonian LGBT Association (Eesti LGBT Ühing). It supports mainly LGBT believers who have encountered critical issues in their congregations and churches, who are struggling with faith and identities.
Relgious space and spirituality are seldom discussed in adult educational field, but they are undeniably a significant part of our daily life. Even for people who claim to be aethists, relgion is still deeply embedded in our culture, affecting our personal and social values. And sometimes, such values can be discriminatory and conflicting for people who are born 'different.'
LGBT issue is controversial and highly debated in adult educational field, but the intersection of sexuality and religion in Estonia has yet to be disscussed. GK's existence is a reminder of this intersection. It is perhaps important for fellow adult educators to pay more attention on religious context and its connection to sexual minority issues.
The following Youtube video is an interview that explains the purpose and work of GK, its values, and its reasons. It was produced by an international master student from Erasmus Mundus IMAESC programme, Cheng-Jung Chou, who was working with GK as his placement site during his semester in Tallinn, Estonia.
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