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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Friends in Unlikely Places: Engaging with Those Who Don’t Agree With You

October 17th, 7:30-9pm EST on Zoom As an extension of the Civic Engagement series offered in the spring, Swedenborgians in Action Against Racism would like to present a stand-alone workshop from The Friends Committee on National Legislation. This workshop uses research and approaches from the field of moral reframing to teach a framework for engaged and open …

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Swedenborgian Church Participates in National Council of Churches Retreat in Montgomery, Alabama

Written by Rich Tafel The National Council of Churches (NCC) held their governing board retreat in Montgomery, Alabama, in May, followed by a board meeting the next week. This meeting was planned with a focus on addressing racism. The Swedenborgian Church was represented both in the retreat and board meeting. A tour of the Equal …

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A Forty-Year Journey Engaging Human Sexuality and Gender Questions in the Swedenborigan Church of North America

Written by Jim Lawrence At the upcoming annual convention, a proposed Standing Resolution of welcome and support of all people in the LGBTQ+ community will be brought to the floor. Our Church has striven to understand and address the emerging and changing world of sexuality and gender identities that has profoundly characterized our times. I …

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Not In My Name!

From the Social Justice Committee Written by Robert McCluskey I first learned of Christian nationalism in 1984, when I joined the Religious Liberty Committee of the National Council of Churches. The specific issue was “Christian Identity,” a new militia movement at the time. Its strange, underlying tenet was that White people, not Jews, are the …

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