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Radical Saints

A devotional calendar of saints, festivals and memorials for Radicals

Month

January 2017

January 30th – Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi

2nd October 1869 – 30th January 1948

“The Weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong”

All Men are Brothers, Mahatma Gandhi


Mahatma Gandhi was a political leader in India who fought a peaceful revolution of civic disobedience against the British colonial forces.

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January 20th – St Sebastian

St Sebastian 

20th January

Saint Sebastian was a third century christian martyr from Milan. The many famous depictions of his martyrdom have made him a popular icon in the gay and fetish scenes.

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January 10th – David Bowie

David Bowie

8th January 1947 – 10th January 2016

David Bowie was an English rock star who made a name for himself creating various personas and characters that mirrored different aspects of himself. He is regarded not just for his musical output but for his pioneering fluid representations of gender and sexuality.

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January 3rd – Mary Daly

Mary Daly

16th October 1928 – 3rd January 2010

“It is the creative potential itself in human beings that is the image of god.”

Beyond God the Father, Mary Daly


Mary Daly was an American radical feminist theologian who famously wrote that “if God is male then male is God”.
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January 1st – CRH Mardi Gras Ball

CRH Mardi Gras Ball

1st January

 

In 1964 the Council on Religion and the Homosexual (CRH) formed with the idea of bringing different Christian leaders together with leaders in the Gay community in San Francisco to discuss Gay issues and pursue more rights for the gay community. To raise funds for the organisation a costume ball was put on at California Hall in San Francisco on 1st January 1965 and was attended by both clergy members and gay couples.

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