Embodying Diversity: Creating Communities of True Inclusion

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Embodying Diversity: Creating Communities of True Inclusion

In this six session course, author and pastor Brandan Robertson will walk with faith leaders through a process of exploring what radical inclusion might look like in their context and charting a practical path to embodying the value of inclusion in every aspect of their lives and ministries.

Course Outcomes:

- Understanding the basics of intersectional inclusion
- Designing and implementing a strategy for inclusion
- Lessons from experienced faith leaders

Lesson Plan:

  • Week 1: What does it mean to be truly inclusive? What is intersectionality?
  • Week 2: What does it mean to be LGBT+ inclusive?
  • Week 3: What does it mean to be multicultural?
  • Week 4: How to uncover who you're excluding
  • Week 5: Conversations with experts
  • Week 6: Practical Ways of Becoming Inclusive

Your Host Facilitator

Brandan Robertson
Brandan Robertson

Rev. Brandan Robertson is a noted author, activist, theologian, and pastor, working at the intersections of spirituality and social renewal. He currently serves as the Lead Pastor of Missiongathering Christian Church in San Diego, CA and is the host of the Quest Podcast.

A prolific writer, he is the author or contributing author to nine books on spirituality and theology. (View his books here) He also writes regularly for Patheos, and has bylines in TIME Magazine, Dallas Morning News, The Huffington Post, NBC, and The Washington Post.

Every year, Robertson speaks to thousands of people across the globe and has been an honored speaker at renowned institutions like The White House, Oxford University, The U.S. Peace Corps Headquarters, and The Parliament of the World’s Religions. He has taught seminars at San Francisco Theological Seminary, Disciples Seminary Foundation, and is a consultant and facilitator with Auburn Theological Seminary. He is also a founding member of The Union of Affirming Christians, and has served as a board member and advisor to the Democratic National Convention, Department of State, Department of Health and Human Services, Red Letter Christians, and The Humane Society.

Named by the Human Rights Campaign as one of the top faith-leaders leading the fight for human rights, Robertson has worked with political and social leaders around the world to end conversion therapy and promote LGBT+ rights. Robertson currently serves as the co-chair of San Diego Pride’s DevOUT Interfaith Coalition, has served as the national spokesperson of Evangelicals For Marriage Equality and developed the Evangelical Outreach Program for Faith In Public Life and the Bridging the Divides Program for Interfaith Alliance of Colorado.

Robertson received his B.A. in Pastoral Ministry and Theology from Moody Bible Institute, his Masters of Theological Studies focused on sexual and gender justice from Iliff School of Theology, and is pursuing his Masters in Political Science from Eastern Illinois University. He currently resides in San Diego, CA.

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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