True Inclusion: Creating Communities of Radical Embrace

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Price
$14.99  $13.79
Publisher
Chalice Press
Publish Date
Pages
128
Dimensions
5.4 X 0.4 X 8.4 inches | 0.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780827237186

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About the Author

Brandan Robertson is an author, pastor, thought-leader, and contemplative activist working at the intersections of spirituality, sexuality, and social renewal. Brandan is the Lead Pastor of Missiongathering Christian Church in San Diego, CA and the author or contributing author to six books, including Nomad: A Spirituality For Travelling Light (DLT Books, 2016) and Our Witness: The Unheard Stories of LGBT+ Christians (DLT Books, 2017). A prolific writer, he has published numerous articles in TIME, The Washington Post, and writes regularly for The Huffington Post. A sought out commentator on faith and public life, he is regularly interviewed by outlets such as MSNBC, NPR, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Associated Press. Acclaimed as one of "the most hope-inspiring young Christian leaders", Brandan speaks to diverse audiences around the globe and has been an honored guest speaker at a wide range of venues, from the White House to the Parliament of the World's Religions. He serves as an adjunct lecturer at San Francisco Theological Seminary and lectures regularly at globally prestigious academic institutions ranging from Oxford University, University College of Dublin, Cardiff University, and Emory University. A committed advocate for human rights globally, Brandan is the founder and executive director of Metanoia, a non-profit working to foster spiritual and social renewal around the world. The Human Rights Campaign named Brandan one of their "Faith Leaders Leading the Fight for LGBT+ Equality 2017". He served as the immediate past national spokesperson of Evangelicals for Marriage Equality and has served on the U.S. State Department's Working Group on Religion and LGBT+ Rights, The Democratic National Conventions LGBT+ Advisory Board, and the Humane Societies Millennial Faith Leader Advisory Board. Brandan is currently a postulant in the Order of Ecumenical Franciscans, and earned his Bachelors Degree in Pastoral Ministry & Theology from Moody Bible Institute and his Masters of Theological Studies from Iliff School of Theology. He currently resides in San Diego, California.

Reviews

"I so desire to belong to a beloved community where I and all are welcome, and we are called to fully explore our pathways to spiritual health, healing, and wholeness. True Inclusion provides us all with resources necessary to build such a community." --John C. Dorhauer, General Minister and President, The United Church of Christ

"If your church is committed to a wide welcome and radical inclusion of all of God's children, this is a great resource for you." --Cameron Trimble, CEO, Center for Progressive Renewal & Convergence Network

"True Inclusion stirs, challenges, and inspires." --Kathy Escobar, copastor of The Refuge and author of Faith Shift

"Brandan Robertson presses us to truly follow a Christ who gave up Godly power in order to stand in solidarity with the oppressed." --Austen Hartke, author of Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians

"Brandan calls out lukewarm attempts and fearful silence, asking instead for bold commitment." --Vicky Beeching, speaker, LGBTQ equality campaigner, and author of Undivided: Coming Out, Becoming Whole and Living Free From Shame

"Don't read this book unless you want to be challenged to walk the gospel road of inclusion." --Mark Johnston, executive director, The Disciples LGBTQ Alliance

"Brandan challenges us to step outside of our comfort zones to not only embrace the ones on the margins, but to live out there." --Trey Pearson, singer, songwriter