The Welcoming Movement

June 26, 2014
8:00pm Central Time
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Hello and welcome to this online interactive screening The Welcoming Movement, a documentary nominated by GLAAD for Outstanding TV Journalism. We want to hear from and answer your questions. The program will begins shortly and we'll continue the discussion after the video with our special guest hosts Rev. Oby Ballinger, pastor of Community United Church of Christ in St. Paul Park, Minnesota, where he has served since December 2009, and Javen Swanson, Interim Faith Work Director at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, where he works closely with leaders in the welcoming church movement. He is a future pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Video Descriptions

Welcoming Movement: Javen Swanson & Oby Ballinger Intro

Introduction to "The Welcoming Movement" documentary by two subjects from the show.

The Welcoming Movement

Join us as we look at three churches around the United States who are part of the "Welcoming Movement." These churches, in Arizona, Minnesota, and Washington, D.C., are committed to accepting and affirming gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. Watch their triumphs and struggles in this special documentary episode!

26min 47sec


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