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 email@example.com and please note any dietary restrictions so that we can do our best to accommodate you.