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A Man approached a Parishioner and said:
“Can I come to your church? I'm gay."
If not, why? Are Christians afraid of what others might think, say or do? Are they afraid they might somehow disobey or disappoint God by loving and welcoming gay people into their faith communities? If that were the case, I couldn’t step foot in the church—because I am a sinner. It’s not that I was a sinner. I am a “notorious sinner” who is immersed in the grace Jesus sacrificed His life to provide for me—just like every Christ-follower.
Millions of gay people around the world are also deeply religious. In some of the major religions, lay organizations have grown up to help serve LGBT parishioners who might struggle to reconcile their identities with the teachings of their faith traditions. As public support for marriage equality continues to increase, support for the LGBT community within religious bodies is also on the rise. Our guests this evening come with different perspectives on why they support or do not support the Welcoming, Affirming movement of "Inclusion" of the LGBTQ community in our houses of faith.
The inclusion is still largely an illusion for many working-class and under-priveleged Afro-Descendants. Join us as we expose the manipulation techniques used to keep us dormant as well as the solutions and actions we are taking and need to take to make a change that will improve our positions in life. Open discussion (Round-Table Format) is when everyone that tunes in can chime in at anytime by pressing the number #1 on the touch pad of our phones or just listen in........You dont wanna miss this show !
Gary Brucker, Program Director for Courage for Youth Association and Lauri Swann Hunt, founder of Ollibean, are guests at our roundtable this week. The topic we are discussing is the notion that inclusion is more than a program and is based on attitudes and belief systems. In addition, it is important that schools must foster these attitudes through emotional and relational development in students. This is a discussion you won't want to miss!
Confused about inclusion? Listen to The Inclusive Class Podcast this week and learn what parents need to know about inclusive education. You will understand what inclusion is, how schools become inclusive, options for inclusion, and how to work with staff to create a more inclusive environment for your child. Lauri Swann Hunt from the site, Ollibean and Amanda Morin, author of The Everything Parent's Guide to Special Education will be at our roundtable this week.
The CEO of Me, Inc. must find a way to capture the insights and visions of people who reflect the growing diversity of their business partners that span the globe. They must learn to harness the collective ideas of their diverse & inclusive global network to drive business success and secure long-term revenue stream.
1. We are faced with great uncertainty from a variety of forces, both economic and natural
2. We are faced with convergence of technology and new thought processes being brought to the workforce by the younger Gen Y who want to participate, not just execute
3. We are faced with the need to continually innovate and use all of our assets to keep up with domestic and global competition
4. We are faced with radical demographics changes, both in the U.S. and globally, that affect our competitiveness and our markets.
* Engelmeier, Shirley, Inclusion: The New Competitive Business Advantage, Minneapolis:InclusionINC Media, 2012
For the first episode of Illinois TASH: Inclusion for All, we are talking with Dr. William Blackwell, Assistant Professor at Lewis University’s College of Education about inclusive education in Illinois, his upcoming presentation at the National TASH Conference entitled “Teaching Inclusion with Literature: When Teachers and Their Students Linger in Text” and his relationship with Illinois TASH.
William Blackwell has published articles and presented on topics that focus on the impact of federal education policies on children with disabilities and their families, charter school services for children with disabilities and special education advocacy and conflict resolution.
Learn more about Dr. Blackwell's research in the articles below:
Blackwell, W., & Rossetti, Z. (2014). The development of individualized education programs: Where have we been and where should we go now? SAGE Open, 4(2), 1-15. doi: 10.1177/2158244014530411.
Blackwell, W. (2013). An era of charter school expansion: An examination of special education in Massachusetts’ charter schools. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 24(2), 75-87. DOI: 10.1177/1044207312455061.
The Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession (“Institute”) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that, through educational programs, research and publications, will address the lack of diversity and inclusion that continues to challenge the legal profession and undermine its credibility within the justice system.
Floyd Holloway is Counsel in the Corporate Law Department. His responsibilities include monitoring and advocacy in legislative and regulatory matters in New York State. Floyd manages the Corporate Law Department’s Legislative Services Unit, which, among other things, provides support to the Enterprise, including the network of state counsel responsible for legislative and regulatory affairs. Floyd is a past chairman of the New York Insurance Association (NYIA). He also sits on the Executive Board for the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York (LRANY). Floyd is an active member of the American Bar Association, serving as vice-chair on the Corporate Counsel, Government Law, Law in Public Service and Technology Committees.
A native of Brooklyn, New York, Floyd received his B.A. degree in political theory and American government from Georgetown University College of Arts and Sciences in Washington, D.C., and his law degree (J.D.) from the Georgetown University Law Center.
Joseph Santana is Chairman of the Institute for Corporate Productivity’s Chief Diversity Officer Board, President of Joseph Santana, LLC and a member of the Insight Into Diversity Editorial Board. Joe is the former diversity officer and architect of Siemens D&I efforts in its 65,000 employee USA operations. A sought-after speaker and media commentator, Joe has been quoted in numerous magazines and books, including Thomas Friedman’s 2005 bestseller, The World is Flat. Joe has received a number of prestigious awards, including a listing among the “Most Important Hispanics in Technology, Government and Business” by Career Communications Group, Inc. in 2010 and again in 2011, as well as a place on Hispanic Business Magazine’s 2011 list of the “100 Most Influential Hispanics. Engage with Joe on Twitter @joesannyc.
Why include students with special needs in the classroom? What is the benefit? Won't it be a distraction? These questions and more will be answered and discussed on this episode of The Inclusive Class Podcast. This week's roundtable guests include Lauri Swann Hunt (Ollibean) and Amanda Morin (The Everything Parent's Guide to Special Education).
To paraphrase an old saying, "All that comes to you is not all that is for you."
Among the difficult chores involved with living any chosen lifestyle is keeping those elements, that are inconsistent with that lifestyle, out. It is no different than tending a garden: those plants which grow most quickly and easily are not ones you seek to raise; they must be removed, continually, for your intended garden to thrive.
Similarly, those who name the name of Christ need, not only to depart from iniquity, but also to identify that iniquity which must depart from them. They also must be able and willing to identify and reject that which easily comes to, but has no place with, them. Of course, this requires the dismissal of many fine-sounding ideas, and of the people adhered to them...
Because it remains true, "Evil communication corrupts good manners."