Report from Angel Collie Regarding HRC Representation at the Trans Faith Summit in California – October 2010
From the desk of Angel Collie, Co-Lead, MCC Transgender Ministries
The Trans Faith Summit, which happened in conjunction with the Unity Fellowship Convocation in Los Angeles California, was amazing. HRC asked me to represent them (Gender Identity Curriculum) and I was also encouraged to represent MCC and the curriculum that MCC Transgender Ministries recently released. Bishop Rawls is very intentional about fostering relationships inclusive of MCC / The Fellowship, and made sure to include MCC / The Fellowship / Unity representation in many of the panels and workshops. On many of the panels and workshops Bishop Rawls made sure to include MCC / The Fellowship / and Unity representation.
I served on a panel called “Clergy Conversations” and delivered part of the sermon at the Closing Worship along with Louis from The Fellowship.
MCCers were there from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, New York, North Carolina, and elsewhere.
Overall, the summit successfully brought together influential and dedicated members of MCC, The Fellowship and Unity. Plans for a similar conference, scheduled for July 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina, are already underway. I look forward to MCC’s continued involvement in summits like this one and, more specifically, for MCC Transgender Ministries to have a place at the table.