Soulforce is attending the 219th PCUSA General Assembly and Seeking Presbyterians to Join the Effort!

The Presbyterian Church (USA) established a “Special Committee to Study Issues of Civil Union and Christian Marriage” at its 218th General Assembly and charged it to answer the question, “What is the place of covenanted same-gender partnerships in the Christian community?” The committee has met and filed a preliminary report and requested feedback from Presbyterians at large.

And, the Presbytery of Detroit voted to send an overture to the 219th General Assembly meeting in Minneapolis in July that removes barriers to the ordination of LGBT members as elders, deacons, or ministers.

And, More Light Presbyterians, individual members and congregations of the Presbyterian Church (USA) working for the full inclusion of LGBTQ people in the full life of the Church, is planning its strategy for continuing its work at the upcoming General Assembly. MLP declares that “Spiritual equality, ordination equality and marriage equality inspire our work, outreach and legislative organizing for the 219th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA), July 3 – 10, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.”

In this setting, SOULFORCE is planning to attend the 219th PC(USA) General Assembly and bring our unique witness for truth and justice to the voting members and other attendees. And, we’re looking for a few good Presbyterians who are interested in helping plan and participate in our SOULFORCE witness. If you’ve been involved in SOULFORCE actions in the past, maybe even the 2000 Soulforce action at the PCUSA General Assembly in Long Beach, CA, and you’re passionate about giving the Presbyterian Church a hand with its confusion about the wholeness and goodness of the LGBTQ members of its denomination, then please send a note to us at info@soulforce.org and let us know about yourself and about your interest in being involved in this exciting direct action.

SOULFORCE, guided by the spirit of truth and empowered by the principles of relentless nonviolent resistance, works to end the religious and political oppression of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning people. Join us as we join the effort to end this oppression within the Presbyterian Church.

2010 Equality Ride Route: Union College

The Equality Ride stop at Union College is April 21, 2010.Union College

The Equality Rider organizing the stop at Union College is Colin Daniels.

Colin Colin Daniels
colin_daniels@equalityride.com

If you are a student at Union College, an alum of Union College, or a concerned citizen in the Lincoln, NE area and would like to help with the Soulforce Q Equality Ride’s visit to Union College, please register below.

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2010 Equality Ride Route: Southwest Baptist University

The Equality Ride stop at Southwest Baptist University is April 14, 2010.Abilene Christian University

The Equality Rider organizing the stop at Southwest Baptist University is Amanda Lee Genaro.

Amanda Amanda Lee Genaro
amanda_genaro@equalityride.com

If you are a student at Southwest Baptist University, an alum of Southwest Baptist University, or a concerned citizen in the Bolivar, MO area and would like to help with the Soulforce Q Equality Ride’s visit to Southwest Baptist University, please register below.

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2010 Equality Ride Route: Malone University

The Equality Ride stop at Malone University is April 23, 2010.Malone University

The Equality Rider organizing the stop at Malone University is Sabrina Diz.

Sabrina Sabrina Diz
sabrina_diz@equalityride.com

If you are a student at Malone University, an alum of Malone University, or a concerned citizen in the Canton, OH area and would like to help with the Soulforce Q Equality Ride’s visit to Malone University, please register below.

Register to help with the 2010 Equality Ride’s stop at Malone University

2010 Equality Ride Route: Bethel College

The Equality Ride stop at Bethel College is April 16, 2010.Bethel College

The Equality Rider organizing the stop at Bethel College is Nick Mller.

Nick Nick Miller
nick_miller@equalityride.com

If you are a student at Bethel College, an alum of Bethel College, or a concerned citizen in the Mishawaka, IN area and would like to help with the Soulforce Q Equality Ride’s visit to Bethel College, please register below.

Register to help with the 2010 Equality Ride’s stop at Bethel College

2010 Equality Ride Route: Abilene Christian University

The Equality Ride stop at Abilene Christian University is April 9, 2010.Abilene Christian University

The Equality Rider organizing the stop at Abilene Christian University is Darren Arquero.

Darren Darren Arquero
darren_arquero@equalityride.com

If you are a student at Abilene Christian University, an alum of Abilene Christian University, or a concerned citizen in the Abilene, TX area and would like to help with the Soulforce Q Equality Ride’s visit to Abilene Christian University, please register below.

Register to help with the 2010 Equality Ride’s stop at Abilene Christian University

2010 Equality Ride Route: Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

The Equality Ride stop at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is March 17, 2010.

The Equality Rider organizing the stop at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is Kimmy Devries.

Kimmy Kimmy Devries
kimmy_devries@equalityride.com

If you are a student at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, an alum of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, or a concerned citizen in the Wake Forest, NC area and would like to help with the Soulforce Q Equality Ride’s visit to Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, please register below.

Register to help with the 2010 Equality Ride’s stop at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

2010 Equality Ride Route: Oakwood University

Oakwood University

The Equality Ride stop at Oakwood University is March 15, 2010.

The Equality Rider’s organizing the stop at Oakwood University are Lindsay Van Clief and Heather Shuttleworth.

Lindsay Van Clief Lindsay Van Clief
lindsay_vanclief@equalityride.com
Heather Shuttleworth Heather Shuttleworth
heather_shuttleworth@equalityride.com

If you are a student at Oakwood University, an alum of Oakwood University, or a concerned citizen in the Huntsville, AL area and would like to help with the Soulforce Q Equality Ride’s visit to Oakwood University, please register below.

Register to help with the 2010 Equality Ride’s stop at Oakwood University

2010 Equality Ride Route: Morehouse College

Morehouse College

The Equality Ride stop at Morehouse College is March 25, 2010.

The Equality Rider organizing the stop at Morehouse College is Mac Simon.

Mac Mac Simon
mac@equalityride.com

If you are a student at Morehouse College, an alum of Morehouse College, or a concerned citizen in the Atlanta, GA area and would like to help with the Soulforce Q Equality Ride’s visit to Morehouse College, please register below.

Register to help with the 2010 Equality Ride’s stop at Morehouse College

2010 Equality Ride Route: Mississippi College

Mississippi College

The Equality Ride stop at Mississippi College is March 31, 2010.

The Equality Rider organizing the stop at Mississippi College is Jason Conner.

Jason Conner Jason Conner
jason_conner@equalityride.com

If you are a student at Mississippi College , an alum of Mississippi College, or a concerned citizen in the Clinton, MS area and would like to help with the Soulforce Q Equality Ride’s visit to Mississippi College, please register below.

Register to help with the 2010 Equality Ride’s stop at Mississippi College

Sunday, March 28th
6pm: Potluck dinner at Unitarian Universalist Church of Jackson
4866 North State Street
Jackson MS 39206 

Tuesday, March 30th
1:45pm – 4:30pm – Community Service project at Belhaven University;
meet on campus in the Student Center

7:00pm – Dinner at Safe Harbor Family Church
2147 Henry Hill Drive, Suite 203
Jackson, MS 39204-2000