All of the Soulforce trainings listed below are available in 60 minute, 90 minute or 3 hour formats with the exception of Embodying Nonviolence. This one is our most popular and is best presented within a full day or two half-days (recommended).
Each training is available as a singular event, in conjunction with other nationally recognized social justice events (ie. National Trans Awareness Week, Pride Week) or over multiple days as a Soulforce Symposium.
Some examples of trainings offered are:
POWER OF THE WORD (PART I & PART II) -
This 101 workshop is offered in two parts and uses current debates within the LGBTQI movement to explore the perspectives and identities that play a role in shaping diverse sets of politics. Our aim is to connect-the-dots between LGBTQI social justice work and the structural violence that harms our people because of race, class, gender, sexuality, and more.
THEOLOGY & JUSTICE -
Examples of how to deconstruct scriptures and pull beauty instead of hate out the texts often used to create oppression. Teaches skills for reading, researching, and talking critically about Abrahamic texts that are applicable in any faith system. Gives LGBTQI people a positive place to religions of the United States and feel more confident in religious settings.
CHRISTIAN SUPREMACY &
INTERSECTIONAL JUSTICE -
Cutting through the cacophony perceptions and casual definitions of Fundamentalism to examine its ideological roots from a queer perspective. Examine how fundamentalism is expressed within many social justice movements. Connect the history of education in the U.S. to broader systems of oppression to understand the role that religion plays across issues. In turn, we provide participants a firm understanding and application of intersectional justice.
EMBODYING NONVIOLENCE -
Discovering the values and precepts embedded into a practice of nonviolence. Answering why nonviolence is uniquely applicable to the work of LGBTQI religious reconciliation. Brings a race-conscious historically critical lens to the meaning and “story” of nonviolence. Good workshop for making concrete action plans.
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