33: Rev. Dr. Marcia Ledford: Fighting for society’s marginalized| Joey Pinz Discipline Conversations #33

Dr. Ledford is a civil rights attorney representing society’s most marginalized.  An Episcopal priest, she holds a Master of Divinity from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific.  She earned her Doctor of Ministry in political theology from Pacific School of Religion.  Dr. Ledford founded Political Theology Matters, LLC, to help the faithful develop public theology mission and broadcast messaging for greater social justice.  She works towards a more just society in: immigration reform, LGBTQI rights, human trafficking and racial justice. 

Episode Links:
Website: https://www.politicaltheologymatters.com/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcia-ledford-679184153/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/politicaltheologymatters/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/docledford
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/docledford/
Harvard Implicit Bias Testing (on numerous topics)

Civil Discourse Training offered via The Episcopal Church
For Individuals: https://www.churchnext.tv/library/instruments-of-peace-a-guide-to-civil-discourse/109671/about/
For Groups: https://www.churchnext.tv/library/instruments-of-peace-a-guide-to-civil-discourse/109671/about/

A Spirituality of Resistance: https://www.amazon.com/Spirituality-Resistance-Finding-Peaceful-Protecting/dp/0742532836
How to think Theologically: https://www.amazon.com/How-Think-Theologically-Howard-Stone/dp/0800699327?asin=0800699327&revisionId=&format=4&depth=1

Links for LGBTQ people of faith: UnClobber By Pastor Colby Martin
Several publications are available by giving your email address and zip code

The Saint Helena Psalter (Highly recommended)
(Church Publishing, 2004)
Inclusive language version of the 150 Psalms found in the Bible
An excellent text for LGBTQ populations

LGBTQ Resources from The Episcopal Church https://www.episcopalchurch.org/who-we-are/lgbtq/organizations/
 The Human Rights Campaign (interfaith resources) https://www.hrc.org/resources/faith-resoures

The National LGBTQ Task Force
Creating an inclusive and welcoming church: http://www.welcomingresources.org/communityorg.htm:
Anti-Human Trafficking  National Hotline: https://humantraffickinghotline.org
Progressive Mainline Christian Denominations
The Episcopal Church (TEC) https://www.episcopalchurch.org
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America: https://www.elca.org
The Presbyterian Church of the USA: https://www.pcusa.org
The United Church of Christ: https://www.ucc.org
The Disciples of Christ (Christian Church): https://disciples.org

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