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Auburn Resources for the week of June 13
By Kellie Anderson-Picallo
June 4, 2011
For the week of June 13th Auburn has the resources you need for June's Gay Pride with documentary stories that can promote compelling conversation. Looking for more ideas to bring your message of justice to your community of faith this week? Let Auburn help you trouble the waters and heal the world.
Father’s Day offers an opportunity to talk about the gifts and contributions of men as well as the important relationships within a family. Auburn has compiled some of the best sources to inform your Father’s Day research as you plan your message. Looking for a way to add a moment of justice to the celebration of Father's Day? Click here for this op-ed to inspire families to consider a donation instead of a gift. Auburn is proud to partner with StoryCorps and don’t miss this Father’s DayStoryCorps podcast of the compassionate role one father played in his son’s life.
Here’s a collection of President Barack Obama’s notable Father’s Day speechesand President Obama's official Father’s Day Proclamation. Voted one of the world’s most effective preachers, Rev. Dr. James Forbes’ Ted Talk on compassion at the dinner table is a must to podcast. Consider drawing from your religious tradition to frame your Father’s Day message. Here’s an idea from the Jewish, Christian andMuslim communities. And Auburn Media recommends this outstanding documentary film, Hiding and Seeking, to open up the conversation on the relationship between fathers and the challenges of differing opinions between generations. Click here to learn more.
Juneteenth In your work of pursuing justice and healing the world we invite you to learn more about the observance of Juneteenth, a day or weeklong remembrance commemorating African-American freedom and the ending of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth is a time for reflection, rejoicing and for planning the future. Learn more about Juneteenth by clicking here and by visiting this Web site. The Christian faith has championed the wider celebration of Juneteenth and learn about this movement by clicking here. Auburn is proud to partner with StoryCorps where listening is an act of love. Don’t miss this StoryCorps podcast that speaks to the pain of early segregation. Looking for more media resources? Auburn Media recommends these outstanding documentary films on Juneteenth and Civil Rights to open up new conversations in your community.
Resources for Planning Ahead Start your planning now for June's Gay Pride Week. As Pride celebrations roll out in every U.S. city, let this week become a teachable moment for you and your community of faith to talk about issues surrounding the gay, lesbian or transgender communities.
Experience the Stonewall Riot story from someone who was there by clicking here to this StoryCorps podcast. Are LGBT issues an underheard topic in your faith community? Documentary film can invite in the other into a congregation and tell a story that might not have been heard any other way. Auburn Media recommends the new documentary film Fish Out of Water as a teaching tool to talk about the Christian Bible and the Scripture that has been used to silence LGBT people of faith. Click here to find out watch a clip of this film. And we recommendd the documentary filmTrembling Before G-d tells which tells the personal stories of Hasidic and Orthodox Jews who are gay or lesbian and how they reconcile their passionate love of Judaism and the Divine with the drastic Biblical prohibitions that forbid homosexuality.
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Looking for more ideas to help your religious community? Contact Auburn’s Associate for Media and Education, the Rev. Kellie Anderson-Picallo with any questions.
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