We are delighted to welcome Luther Seminary alum Austen Hartke as he leads us in two important conversations over the coming month.
Session 1: Welcoming Our LGBTQI2A Siblings
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday October 28
Pull up a chair and learn about all of the identities represented in the LGBTQI2A acronym! We’ll learn about what all those letters mean, how orientation is different from gender, and what kinds of experiences people with marginalized gender and sexual identities have in Christian communities.
Session 2: Action Steps for LGBTQI2A Allyship
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday November 12
Now that we know more about LGBTQI2A people, how can we be better neighbors, coworkers, and friends? In this session we’ll be going over interpersonal and institutional actions we can take to make our communities places of abundant life for everyone.
Austen would love to hear what questions you have coming in to these conversations. You can register for Session 1 and submit your questions on this Google form.
More about Austen:
Austen Hartke is the author of “Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians,” published by Westminster John Knox Press in 2018. He is also the founder and director of Transmission Ministry Collective, an online community dedicated to the spiritual care, faith formation, and leadership potential of transgender and gender-expansive Christians. He is a graduate of Luther Seminary’s Master of Arts program in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible Studies, and is the winner of the 2014 John Milton Prize in Old Testament Writing from the same institution. As a transgender person of faith, Austen’s greatest passion is helping other trans and gender-expansive people see themselves in Scripture.