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Come join us, the 2010 Soulforce Equality Ride, as we bring our message of justice to the Houghton area from March 7th-March 11th. Following is the schedule as it currently stands so that you and your friends can come and talk with us in the environment that is most comfortable to you. Please share this schedule with as many people as you are able. We can’t make friends with you all, if we never have the opportunity to interact!
March 7th, Arrive in Houghton Sunday evening
March 8th, 12:00pm-8:00pm
Belfast Municipal Building
11 Merton Ave, Belfast, NY
Come talk to us in a space of freedom and safety about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) concerns. We will also be presenting more formal workshops throughout the day.
3:00 – Myth‐conceptions:
What do you know about the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender/questioning/intersex/ally
(GLBTQIA) community? Do you know what all of those terms mean? What if the truths you’ve
always held about the GLBTQIA community were actually myths or misconceptions? We
will attempt to do the following:
‐ Provide explanations of gender, sexuality and sexual orientation
‐ Explore current myths & truths regarding sexual orientation and gender identity using an evidence‐based approach
‐ Discuss the types of discrimination GLBTQIA people face and how we can combat discrimination
‐ Have an open dialogue and answer any questions on the above mentioned subjects
4:30 – Christianity And Justice
An in‐depth look at the biblical call to justice. Participants will use the Bible to define justice and discuss the history of the Bible’s use in promoting equality. This presentation will also explore what the Bible tells us about homosexuality and examine what a biblical view of justice looks like in terms of sexual orientation and gender identity. This presentation also includes time for group discussion and questions. Topics covered include:
• Defining Justice
• The Bible and Justice: Historically and Presently
• A Discussion of the Bible, Homosexuality , and Justice
6:00 – Bridging
As Christians, we are called to be Christ‐like. Through the works and life of Jesus Christ, the
greatest ally of all time, we are taught to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. But who are our neighbors? In this presentation, we will discuss what it means to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender, and explore practical ways to love all our neighbors as Jesus would.
March 9th, 9:00am-7:00pm
11:15am-12:15pm, 1:00pm-3:00pm – Dieter Board Room, Center for the Arts
Time for open discussion with students, faculty, and staff who wish to talk with us about LGBTQ issues.
4:00pm-5:30pm – Wesley Chapel, College Sponsored Forum
Facilitated by Dr. Michael Lastoria; Dr. Richard Eckley of Houghton College, Kathy Elliot of Agape Counseling Associates of Rochester, NY, and Emily Zahn of the Soulforce Equality Ride, will discuss issues of faith and LGBTQ-folk.
March 10th, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Open Arms Metropolitan Community Church
740 Marshall Rd, Rochester, NY 14624
Come hear the stories of the Riders in this welcoming environment, as we sit down at the table together to enjoy a wholesome meal of food and friendship.
Any questions? email Andrew @ email@example.com
First of all, Congratulations to President-elect Obama! I pray that you bring this nation into a new era. Second of all, what is up with McCain supporters saying that they’ll move to Canada. That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. Canada is everything that they fear Obama will make America. No legal restrictions on abortion, full marriage equality, universal health care, greater gun control. Seriously, what are they thinking.
I thought I’d join some webring communities to develop some more connections. Unfortunately, the way this blog is set up the links for these would be awkward and not very tasteful. So I’ve created a page that can be accessed by the tabs at the top of the page called WebRing Portal. Hopefully this will be beneficial modification for the blog.
I’ve added a page to the site that has what I’m reading presently, and what I would like to read in the future. Drop by there and leave any suggestions you might have.
I had been writing my thoughts occasionally at another blog but decided to ditch that one when I came across WordPress. This blog publisher seems better than Blogger which I had been using previously. Well, we’ll see. Anyway I hope that this blog turns out to be at least a little better than my previous attempts. My hopes are that this may be a place where I can bring about coherent discussion on issues vital to the Life Journey that we all must take part in.