Share Your Ideas for My Upcoming Talk at Netroots
I so hope this finds you well on a lovely summer day!
You know I have been a blogger just since March and now have an opportunity veterans gasp over: I am to be a speaker on a panel at Netroots Nation, the annual mecca for progressive bloggers, which is being held in my hometown, Pittsburgh, August 13-16.
The panel topic is A New Progressive Vision for Church and State: How I Came to Accept “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance and Stopped Losing Elections. It fills me with joy that the Christian liberal voice is emerging from the silence (chosen or imposed) of the last 30 years. And it is awesome to be a small part of that faithful cry from our hearts.
I am writing to you now because I want to invite you to be part of the conversation, too.
The panel moderator has told us he plans to discuss how religious imagery can help establish common ground around progressive causes. My hope is to apply that idea to advancing marriage for our GLBT brothers and sisters.
If you have ideas or questions you’d like me to bring to the panel, I’d love to hear them. Please post them here so that we can all brainstorm together!
After the workshop, I’ll update you all on how it went here on Time to Embrace. You can tune in live at 1:30 p.m. ET here and a video of the workshop will also be available to you, wherever you are, here.
Thanks for checking out this conference and for supporting me in this moment with your ideas, inspiration and prayers.
Peace be with you all,