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Congregational Life: Social Justice: 2SLGBTQIA+

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Books

Authentic Selves     Boomerang / Bumerán          #ChurchToo: How Purity Culture Upholds Abuse and How to Find Healing     The Defiant Middle: How Women Claim Life's In-Betweens to Remake the World     Fulfilled: Let Go of Shame, Embrace Your Body, and Eat the Food You Love     Gender Euphoria     Hola Papi     Hood Feminism     If Eve Only Knew: Freeing Yourself from Biblical Womanhood and Becoming All God Means for You to Be     In the Shelter: Finding a Home in the World          Love Makes Room: And Other Things I Learned When My Daughter Came Out:  Frenes, Staci: 9781506468631: Amazon.com: Books               Tomorrow Will Be Different by Sarah McBride     When We Belong     Who's Afraid of Gender

     A two-part series written by preacher's kid/former pastor/retired journalist, D. L. Day. Book I is, 'a comprehensive examination of LGBTQ Christian Church experience from the Crusades up to our current time'.

Book II is, 'is a forthright exploration and exposé of centuries of Christian church doctrine and tradition regarding LGBTQ matters dating back to the Crusades".

Curricula

Find a plethora of resources for Bible studybook discussion, and diversity training in Rev. Jia Starr Brown's 2020 Journey to Freedom series. Find the entire video line-up in our Journey to Freedom Vimeo Showcase. Learn more here.

Websites

The PC(USA) Store has compiled a list of Books for LGBTQIA+ Inclusion.

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An Interactive Journal on Christian Social Justice

Their LGBTQIA+ and Gender pages are updated regularly with articles reflective of current events, issues, and practices.

The Good Fruit Project

Good Fruit Project offers a Guide outlining the faith- and research-based evidence of the bad fruit of conversion therapy and resource lists.

Children's Books

Melissa          Sex is a Funny Word

In Our Library - Adults

Reclaiming Two-Spirits     Amazon.com: Struggling in Good Faith: LGBTQI Inclusion from 13 American  Religious Perspectives: 9781594736025: Copeland MTS, Mychal, Rose BCC,  D'vorah, Zonneveld, Ani, Robinson, Bishop Gene: Books

Videos & Podcasts

HUNGER AT THE CROSSROADS: SEXUALITY, GENDER IDENTITY, AND HUNGER

Hosted by ELCA World Hunger, this webinar series explores the many ways hunger and poverty intersect with other issues, including climate change, food production, access to housing, racial justice, gender justice and more; including ways we can be part of God’s promise of a just world where all are fed.

The Ministry Lab is excited to share access to Rev. Jia Starr Brown's transformative series, Journey to Freedom: Embracing God's Cultural Mosaic of People. Along with diversity trainings, Bible studies, and book groups, the 2020 them, Intersectionality, was brought to life by six guest preachers reflecting on John 4:4-26 (The Woman at the Well) and poetry and music from Minnesota-based artists.

Other Book Lists

BL_PrideMonth2023_Photo4Justice & Dignity

In recent years, more and more instances of inequality have been seen in society, especially against the LGBTQ+ community. These books offer solutions to how we can make the world a more fair and equitable place for all.

Rainbow Round Table (RRT) | Round Tables

Multi-Media

Illustrated Ministry's swag is available in 5 different designs - all available in t-shirts, sweatshirts, and hoodies! 

The Girls Are Not Okay: And evangelical theology bears a significant part of the blame

Vibrant Church Communications

Vibrant Church Communications offers beloved stickers, note cards and temporary tattoos to help celebrate Pride - anytime!