Putting Faith into Action :May 26 at 10 am in Los Angeles

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Institute for Judaism and Sexual Orientation at HUC-JIR, California Faith for Equality, and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation invite you to Putting Faith into Action, a training that will to maximize your capacity to work effectively at the intersection of LGBT equality and religion.  Please join with clergy and lay leaders from congregations and organizations in Los Angeles on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, from 10 am to 4 pm at First Congregational Church of Los Angeles (540 South Commonwealth Avenue, Los Angeles).

Putting Faith into Action:
•    offers concrete examples of how clergy, faith leaders and congregations can make use of organizing methods that will make marriage equality and LGBT equality a routine and evolving part of the entire congregation's ministry.
•    Helps faith leaders develop a specific strategy suited for the unique cultural, theological, political makeup and mission of their given congregation or community.
•    Provides extensive resources and exercises on how to assess what motivates your congregation and what may hold a leader or congregation back in working for LGBT equality.
•    Creates an opportunity for you and your team to leave the training with an actual plan of action, and to network and collaborate with other California Faith for Equality congregations and organizations in your area.

We strongly encourage you to invite other leaders from your congregation and participate as a team.  One of the greatest strengths people of faith bring to the fight for equality is the deep trust and long-standing relationships we have within our networks.  The Putting Faith into Action training was created to tap into this potential power. If we are to win full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people - to make it a moral and social mandate pervasive in all aspects of our lives - it will no doubt require the very best of what the people of faith have to offer.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010
10:00 am - 4 pm
(Lunch will be provided)

First Congregational Church of Los Angeles
540 South Commonwealth Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90020-1298
(Parking is free)

RSVP to kerry@cafaithforequality.org and please note any dietary restrictions so that we can do our best to accommodate you.


Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's first institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates men and women for service to North American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, educators, and nonprofit management professionals, and offers graduate programs to scholars and clergy of all faiths. With centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR's scholarly resources comprise the renowned Klau Library, The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, research institutes and centers, and academic publications. In partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, HUC-JIR sustains the Reform Movement's congregations and professional and lay leaders. HUC-JIR's campuses invite the community to cultural and educational programs illuminating Jewish heritage and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding. www.huc.edu