Having Your Own Conversation
Those of us who practice Evangelicalism know the power of individual stories and community gatherings. Small, prayer, discipleship, and community groups are important parts of our practice. However, in her book Speaking of Christ, Carter Heyward writes, "it is wrong to close the canons at the end of one's own story or that of one's own people." (20) This section of the site offers ways to consider how we can specifically and holistically consider gender and Christianity within and outside of our own community through Evangelicals, Feminists, and Evangelical Feminists who have already found ways to do so.
- The Compassionate Listening Project offers trainings for groups and individuals to move past reactivity and toward compassion. They host trainings around the country.
- The Dinah Project assists churches in responding to sexual violence.
- The Little Book of Circle Processes: A New/Old Approach to Peacemaking by Kay Pranis calls on the Native American tradition of peace circles to resolve conflict and build relationships.
- The Raven Foundation offers resources to help churches and small groups center peacemaking and reflection in their community work and teaching.
- Respectful Conversations offers information about holding conversation circles specific to what is happening in your community or congregation. They even have a few examples for holding cicles online.
- QueerTheology.com offers an interactive, online course in queer theology and connects people and groups to others interested in talking about queerness and theology.
- Wounds of the Spirit (p 199 – 206) by Traci West offers church organizational, advocacy, and resistance strategies to address domestic and racialized violence.
More to come!