Transgender Inclusion in Congregations
This Monday we’ll view the last of our series of videos on Transgender Inclusion in Congregations. We’ll watch and discuss the sixth video: “Creating Culture Shift.” Full inclusion and affirmation of trans people requires real culture shift. This final session covers how to create culture shift in a congregation or other faith context so that people of all gender identities and experiences can be full members, get their spiritual needs met, and contribute their gifts.
In September, 2020, many of you attended UUCPA’s Welcoming Congregation seminar “Transgender Experience and Spirituality.” The event featured selections from the online course series “Transgender Inclusion in Congregations,” developed by UU leaders Rev. Mykal O’Neal Slack and Zr. Alex Kapitan and the Transforming Hearts Collective.
The excerpts we viewed and discussed in the seminar were moving and inspiring, and many of us would like to take the entire six-session course.
The Welcoming Congregation Committee will offer a monthly group viewing/discussion over Zoom, meeting from 7–9 pm on the third Monday of each month, starting on November 16.
Over the six sessions, we’ll deeply explore the intersection of trans identity, spirituality, and faith community and gain the grounding, context, and skills to transform ourselves and our congregation.
Here’s the schedule:
- Nov 16 Introduction to Beloved Community: Welcome as a Spiritual Practice
- Dec 21 Gender and Our Faith Community
- Jan 18 Unpacking the Gender Binary
- Feb 15 Trans Experience and Spirituality
- Mar 15 The Role of Culture in Trans Exclusion
- Apr 19 Creating Culture Shift
More information on the course content is available here.
NOTE: UUCPA has purchased access to the “Transgender Inclusion in Congregations” course for our entire congregation. If you plan to join us for our monthly viewings and discussions, then you do not need to enroll in the course separately. If you wish to take the course individually, email us at email@example.com to learn how to enroll for free as a UUCPA member.Add to: Google Cal, iCal, webcal