By Sinclair Sexsmith over at MEDIUM Dear cis people who put your pronouns on your “hello my name is” name tags: Thank you. When you do that, I feel more comfortable putting my pronouns — they/them. I feel more comfortable […]
from our friends at NorthReach ENDING STIGMATIZING LANGUAGE According to the Linguistic Society of America (LSA), “inclusive language acknowledges diversity, conveys respect to all people, is sensitive to differences, and promotes equal opportunities” (2016). The LSA (2016) created a guideline […]
Genesis 1:27 Women and Men created in God’s image “Humankind was created as God’s reflection: in the divine image God created them; female and male, God made them.” Hosea 11:3-4 God described as a mother God: “Yet it was I […]
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has assembled an incredible guide covering topics including physical and mental health, lost wages, and incarceration.
We may be quarantined, but ministry does not stop. The Christian Century offers guidelines as they explore the question “How can we accompany people through this valley of anxiety, fear, and death?”
As we isolate to protect ourselves and our communities, how are you all coping and getting through? Please share your creative strategies for hope, peace, comfort, mental health, and joy. This is NOT the place for COVID-related information or warnings, […]
Professor Emerita Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite has adapted her immensely popular course into a 15-minute video helping us understand how to focus our writing to be used in public spaces.
A resource from Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota Conferences of the United Church of Christ Plan a Climate Change Sabbath the Sunday after Easter (Arbor Day/Earth Day) to unite our efforts to preserve our planet and our very way of […]
You have rights regardless of your immigration status. You may be at risk of being deported if you are undocumented, if you are a non-citizen with a criminal history, if you are on parole or have a prior deportation order. […]
Jay Michaelson, Affiliated Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, considers the visceral reaction many–including himself–experienced while watching the burning of Notre Dame. Rooted in the practice of mindfulness, Michaelson consider why we experience such emotional reaction and what, if any, they […]
The saying, “If she can’t see it, she can’t be it,” speaks to the importance of introducing girls to female role models, especially in areas where women’s accomplishments were often overlooked or minimized such as in science, mathematics, and technology. […]
What can DNA tell us about our “identity,” and – more significantly – what can’t it? This post reflects on the relationship between DNA testing, settler-colonial norms, and racial apartheid in the United States and beyond…
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