Schedule of Events

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Intercultural Ministry: Hope for a Changing World

Why are most churches still segregated by race and culture? Is it possible to build intercultural ministries today? What are the challenges of creating and maintaining these ministries? How do intercultural churches give equal power and privilege to each culture? How do they avoid assimilating minority cultures into dominant cultures? Intercultural Ministry explores these questions and more with chapters from a racially and denominationally diverse group of pastors, theologians, and teachers who reflect on their experiences and experiments in intercultural ministry. Contributors include Peter Ahn, Amy Butler, Brad Braxton, Brandon Green, Daniel Hill, Angie Hong, Karen Oliveto, Carlos Ruiz, Sheila Sholes-Ross, Christine Smith, and more!

Order: Amazon; Judson Press

Calling in the Key of She Empowerment ProgramCalling in the Key of She Empowerment Program 

March 24-25
March 24: 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.;
March 25: 8:30 a.m. -3:00 p.m.
Southern Methodist University –
Perkins School of Theology, Kirby Parlor
Dallas, Texas

Presentation: Transformational Music for All Ages allliance-gathering

Alliance of Baptists Annual Gathering
April 29, 2017
10:00 – 11:15 am & 2:45-4:00 pm
Pullen Memorial Baptist Church
Raleigh, North Carolina
 

Thirty years ago the Alliance of Baptists began as a prophetic voice for changing church and society. Now more than ever, our world needs the Alliance’s prophetic message of love, peace, social justice, freedom, inclusiveness, equality, and healing. Music has power to embed this message in our hearts in order to shape our actions. Music has great power to transform our world. Songs with expansive lyrics contribute to the progressive theology and mission of the Alliance. Participants in this workshop will experience expansive, transformational music that can be used in various settings and for all age groups. Text writer Jann Aldredge-Clanton and composer Larry E. Schultz will draw from their collaboration on their third hymn collection, Earth Transformed with Music! Inclusive Songs for Worship, from their song and activity book for preschool children, Sing and Dance and Play with Joy! Inclusive Songs for Young Children, as well as from their two previous hymn collections and from Imagine God! A Children’s Musical Exploring and Expressing Images of God. Larry and Jann will lead participants in songs intended to instill in children and adults an expansive theology of God and an ethic of equality and justice in human relationships. They will include music appropriate for interfaith and multigenerational settings. The songs name Deity as female and male and more to support the foundational biblical truth that all people are created equally in the divine image (Genesis 1:27). Participants in this workshop will experience music that can be used in worship services, Church School classes, Vacation Bible Schools, music camps, daycare programs, and retreats. The wide variety of divine names and images in this music invites the use of other creative arts in these settings.

UN Commission on the Status of Women Circle Events

March 13-20, 2017
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New York, New York

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Earth Transformed with Music! Inclusive Songs for Worship

Music has great power to touch the heart and change the world. Words we sing in worship shape our beliefs and actions. The inclusive songs in this collection will contribute to social justice, peace, equality, and expansive spiritual experience. This collection includes all new songs, most to widely-known tunes and some to new tunes. Many of the songs are appropriate for interfaith settings. A special feature of this new collection is the inclusion of multigenerational short songs for various parts of worship services, such as invocations and benedictions. The songs in this collection name Deity as female and male and more to support the foundational biblical truth that all people are created equally in the divine image. The predominant themes of gender equality, racial equality, marriage equality, economic justice, care of creation, and peacemaking flow from the prophetic tradition in Scripture. This collection also includes songs for comfort, healing, celebration, and thanksgiving.

Order: Amazon; JannAldredgeClanton.com

New Wineskins Feminist Worship Community

Sunday, March 5, 2017, 11:00 a.m.
Richland Community College, Yegua Bd. 102
12800 Abrams Road
Dallas, Texas 75243
214-929-8587

Equity for Women in the Church, Inc.

Calling for founding partners of Equity for Women in the Church, Inc., a unique ecumenical, multicultural, visionary organization: Equity Membership Form. Mission, History, and Current Projects: Equity Mission

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Painting by Katie Ketchum, photography and image effects by Stacy Boorn

Painting by Katie Ketchum, photography and image effects by Stacy Boorn

Sing of Peace

Imagine Christmas carols you love but with lyrics that include the Divine Feminine to celebrate the sacredness of all people and all creation! Imagine Christmas carols that sing of peace for all people and for the earth. This new Christmas album, Sing of Peace, will bring inspiration, healing, and empowerment through new inclusive lyrics to familiar Christmas carol tunes, sung in sublime harmonies by Devi Vaani.  Sing of Peace, reclaims and amplifies the themes of peace, joy, hope, awe, and love that so much of the world associates with the Christmas season. It includes the experiences of women, minorities, and all oppressed people who are not directly referenced in traditional Christmas music. Including multicultural biblical female divine names and images, Sing of Peace affirms the sacred value of females throughout the world who continue to suffer from violence and abuse. This Christmas album celebrates the sacredness of all people and all creation. It weaves the magic and mystery of Christmas with urgent cries for justice, an end to suffering, and respect and dignity for all beings.

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Meet the clergy and laypeople driving foundational Christian theological change—restoring sacred value to women and girls—in pursuit of just and equal faith communities.

She Lives! presents fascinating narratives of clergy and laypeople who are changing the institutional church and society by restoring biblical female divine names and images to Christian theology, worship symbolism, and liturgical language. Their stories reveal the connection between multicultural female divine images in worship and justice in human relationships, illustrating Wisdom’s works such as gender equality, racial equality, marriage equality, economic justice, care of creation, nonviolence, interfaith collaboration and expanding spiritual experience. She Lives! invites readers to join the adventure of creating rituals that include the Female Divine and to join communities that celebrate Her, affirming the sacred value of all people and all creation.

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Creative Writing and How to Publish

February 1-22, 2017 (4 sessions)
Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Richland Community College, Crockett Hall, Room 102
12800 Abrams Road
Dallas, Texas 75243
 

Have you wanted to write stories, children’s books, poems, essays, blogs, or other creative work that you’d like to see published?  Your creative writing is a sacred gift that can inspire, encourage, and empower people as you connect with them through your written words. This class will help you discover your unique creative voice. Learn to engage the reader through vivid writing, to organize your work, and to edit your writing. Gain practical knowledge of a variety of ways to publish your story for general audiences, special interest groups, friends, and/or family. Learn from the presenter who has many published works in various genres including memoir, poetry, children’s books, meditations, and blogs. This class is open to beginning writers as well as to those with experience in writing.

Creative Writing and Publishing (Advanced)

April 5-26, 2017 (4 sessions)
Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Richland Community College, Crockett Hall, Room 102
12800 Abrams Road
Dallas, Texas 75243
 

This advanced class is for you who have completed the basic course, “Creative Writing and How to Publish,” or some other beginning writing course. In this class you will receive specific feedback from the professor and your classmates on portions of your writing you have completed. This class will also help you organize and edit your work to get it ready for publication. If you want to take your writing to the next level, this class is for you.