This course is for everyone from novices on trans identity to those with decades of life experience. Rather than simply offering a “trans 101,” this class pushes participants to the next level of congregational welcome, relationship-building, and skills-building. It counters mainstream narratives about who trans people are; supports understanding of non-binary identities (such as genderqueer, agender, and Two-Spirit); and employs a deeply intersectional approach.
Topics include: Introduction to Beloved Community, Welcome as a Spiritual Practice. Gender and Our Faith Community, Unpacking the Gender Binary, Trans Experience and Spirituality, The Role of Culture in Trans Exclusion, Creating Culture Shift.
This is a course developed by Transforming Hearts. Susie Idzik will host the course and lead discussions.