Schedule of Events

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Sunday, February 18, 2018, 11:00 a.m.
Richland College, Yegua 102
12800 Abrams Road
Dallas, Texas 75243

Creative Writing and How to Publish

Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
February 7 – 28, 2018
Richland College
12800 Abrams Road
Dallas, Texas 75243

Have you wanted to write stories, children’s books, poems, essays, blogs or other creative work 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 work 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

Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
April 4 – 25, 2018
Richland College
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 advanced 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 continue to 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.

Save the Date! – Saturday, March 3 – 9:30 am – Noon
Women Called and Gifted to Ministry
and the People Who Love Them – I Wish Someone Had Told Me

Dr. Alfie Wines, Rev. Gricel Medina, Dr. Isabel Docampo, Rev. Dr. Cynthia R. Cole, Dr. Jann Aldredge-Clanton — Metropolitan AME Church – 2137 56th St, Dallas, TX 75241

South by Southwest Conference

Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Westin Austin Downtown

I will be giving a presentation on a panel discussion titled “The Divine Feminist and Her Place in Modern Religion.” What are the most pressing issues at the intersection of faith and gender, and how can people of different faiths work together for gender equity and justice? Join panelists of various religions as they discuss prevalent, faith-based sexism, the reframing of religious traditions with wisdom from modern feminism and the future of female leadership within religious institutions.

Christian Feminism Today Gathering

July 26-29, 2018
Sheraton Westport Plaza Hotel
St. Louis, Missouri

Dr. Kendra Weddle Irons and I will be giving a plenary presentation highlighting our coauthored book titled Building Bridges: Letha Dawson Scanzoni and Friends. We will be looking at the history of Christian feminism through the inspiring life and work of Letha Dawson Scanzoni, who changed the landscape of American evangelicalism through her groundbreaking work on the gospel-based intersection of gender and LGBTQ justice. She coauthored two of the first books that support women’s equality and LBGTQ rights with the Bible: All We’re Meant to Be: A Biblical Approach to Women’s Liberation and Is the Homosexual My Neighbor? A Positive Christian Response. Registration is now open for the CFT Gathering.

Just Released!

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

Recently Released!

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;

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

Equity Mission, History, and Current Projects: Equity Mission

Calling in the Key of She Empowerment Program


Recently Released: Sing of Peace

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

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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Recently Released

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.Order: Amazon; Barnes & Noble