Dialogue for Change

Dialogue for Change

Dialogue for Change
June 18- August 6th

Dialogue for Change is an adult education class that considers Christian responses to divisive issues, and maybe awakens us to bias and injustice that we have not acknowledged.

The next series of 6 classes for Dialogue for Change will begin Sunday, June 18, 11:15-12:30 in the Fireside Room and on Zoom. The 3 topics selected for this summer are:

·       June 18 and 25:    Banning books and parental rights

·       July 2:                   July 4th weekend, NO CLASS

·       July 9 and 16:       Gun violence and gun control

·       July 23:                 Immigration and security

·       July 30:                 No Class

·       Aug 6:                    Immigration and security continued

Come learn, explore, listen, and share. Everyone is invited. All views are welcome!

Click here to sign up!

Questions? Contact Lucinda.

Check out the free resources on social justice issues below!

LGBTQIA+ Resources

LGBTQIA+ in Schools
Becoming A More Welcoming Church

52 Ways to Expand Your Welcome to LGBTQ+ People and Our Families – 2022 web resource with links.       Pacific School of Religion

The Complete Guide to Church Change Management    web resource – VANCO Faith

Video:  How to be an LGBTQ Ally: We Need You!   14 min

Documentary:  For the Bible Tells Me So  2007, 1 hr 40 min. Viewable on “Kanopy” streaming video site

Gender 101
What the Bible Says About LGBTQIA+ People (and Other Helpful Responses)
  1. Video: Fish Out of Water  52 min  The 6 Bible “clobber” passages and bias in churches, with Amy Jill Levine and Bishop Shelby Spong
  2. “Supporting the Transgender People In Your Life: A Guide to Being a Good Ally”  3 pages
  3. “Just As I Am” by Austen Hartke,  Sojourners 2017
  4. Conservative justices show sympathy for case that could undercut LGBTQ rights Politico Dec 2022
  5. Bills targeting trans youth are growing more common — and radically reshaping lives NPR, Nov 2022,      4 pages
  6. Transgender athletes: What do the scientists say? BBC Sports, 2022
Intersecting Identities

Who I’m Meant to Be: Black, Gay/Trans, and Christian         ABC news; June 2022, 6 min.

The Danger of the Single Story  TedTalk by Novelist Chimamanda Adichie, 18 min.

Audre Lorde’s “There Is No Hierarchy of Oppressions.” 3 min.

Understanding  Intersectional Identities      Psychology Today, 2019, 2 pages

The Origins of Privilege          The New Yorker, 2014, 3 pages

Antiracism Resources

Click the Download button to view the Pain to Purpose resource

Click the Download button to view the Action Items resource

Click the Download button to view Dialogue for Change resources