Parents Reconciling Network (PRN) and United Methodist Alliance for Transgender Inclusion (UMATI) Virtual Porch Sessions

Parents Reconciling Network and United Methodist Alliance for Transgender Inclusion, both extension ministries of RMN, teamed up to host three sessions together. These three Virtual Porches cover Gender Identity 101, what transgender, gender fluid, gender non-conforming individuals would have wanted from their parents, and open conversation with several individuals who share their stories and journeys.

Parents Reconciling Network, an extension ministry of RMN, hosts monthly Virtual Porch sessions for support, learning, and exploring with other parents of LGBTQ+ people. These one-hour sessions include interviews, presentations, and conversations on a variety of topics.

African American women have always been part of the African American struggle for full equality. Learn how early freedom fighters like Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, and Anna Julia Cooper fought against multiple oppressions. Scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw explains how the intersections of these oppressions manifest today in the term she coined, “intersectionality.”

How United Methodists can be both obedient to God’s Word and fully welcoming

Now more than ever, it’s important to look boldly at the reality of race and gender bias — and understand how the two can combine to create even more harm. Kimberlé Crenshaw uses the term “intersectionality” to describe this phenomenon; as she says, if you’re standing in the path of multiple forms of exclusion, you’re likely to get hit by both.

Newcastle University’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Fund supported this 45 second dive into “What is Intersectionality?” Led by Professor Peter Hopkins

Throughout 2020-2021, the Reconciling Movement creatively offered quarterly worship services to celebrate, gather, be nourished, and commune together. May these services inspire your own worship and commitment to seeking the divine in one another.