Share Your Wisdom for My Upcoming Netroots Talk
This summer it will be my great honor to moderate a panel at the progressive bloggers’ conference, Netroots Nation, on the topic of Building Bridges with People of Faith to Win Progressive Change.
As moderator, it will be my role to share insights and advice on how progressive activists can connect with people of faith — and in so doing, advance GBLT inclusion, protection of our environment, and so many of the other progressive causes we care deeply about.
In preparation for the event it is my hope that I might tap into the wisdom and experiences of those of you who have lived at the crossroads of the church and the progressive movement for a long time. Specifically, I would be grateful for your thoughts in response to a few specific questions:
1. What is the single most important tenet of your faith that has shaped your political and social values?
2. Particularly for those of you who are pastors, elders, or church leaders, what advice would you give to progressives who wish to build common ground with congregations like yours? Do you recall any times when a progressive group approached your church to suggest a partnership? What worked and what didn’t?
3. Finally, for those of you who thrive in the online world, what advice would you offer to progressive bloggers about how they can best network with people of faith online?
If you have ideas or thoughts in response to either of these questions, please post them in the Comments section of this page so that we can all brainstorm together. After the workshop, I’ll post an update here at TimetoEmbrace.com to let you all know how it went.
Thanks for checking out this conference and for supporting me in this moment with your ideas, inspiration and prayers.
Peace be with you all,