Originally Posted by kara speltz
To start the thread off, I've listed a couple of ideas as to how you might create interest in your area about Soulforce and nonviolent resistance. One very simple idea is just forwarding the Soulforce Alerts to your friends and loved ones. Some other suggestions to get local interest started in Soulforce might be:
o Hosting a house party to watch "God and Gays" or another Soulforce video
o Asking local churches if they would invite you to show God and Gays or a Soulforce video.
o Form a study group around videos, “Eyes on the Prize” or "The Power of Nonviolence," (available at your local library) and discuss what can be learned for the LGBT rights movement.
I've wanted to organize a local group to help improve antigay attitudes among local clergy, and a local Soulforce chapter would provide the perfect framework for a favorable start. It would be wonderful if we had available some kind of "membership kit," with books and videos and other materials. I don't, for example, find the video "God and Gays" in the Soulforce store.
(Since originally posting this several hours ago, I have found local chapter applications and the original 17-Step Journey under "Resources" on this website. I've printed out several copies for the purpose of discerning interest at our next PFLAG meeting. I guess I should have checked there before posting here!) :-)