ReconcilingWorks works for the full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the Lutheran church and beyond.
ReconcilingWorks (formerly Lutherans Concerned/North America) is dedicated to working at the intersection of oppressions, embodying, inspiring, advocating and organizing for the acceptance and full participation of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities within the Lutheran communion and its ecumenical and global partners.
“Tuesday’s child is full of grace,” goes the old nursery rhyme. That has sure seemed to be the case lately, if the results of the recent Election Day movements toward marriage equality in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington are typical of what Tuesday brings. In each of these state campaigns for marriage equality, ReconcilingWorks’ strategy of training thousands of people of faith to have graceful, one-on-one conversations with voters helped make the difference.
But there is another Tuesday we want to call your attention to. Tuesday, November 27, has been designated #GivingTuesday by a national group of retailers, charities, community centers, and non-profit organizations, including ReconcilingWorks. #GivingTuesday is an opportunity to offset the often excessive consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday by creating a new day in the national popular consciousness, a day founded not on buying things but on supporting the community.
Help us start a new day dedicated to a culture of giving rather than a culture of getting.
We are honored that the Arcus Foundation has generously donated $7500 for matching funds for #GivingTuesday that amplify your impact.
Here’s how you can participate in #GivingTuesday:
* Make a donation at the right hand side of this page between November 20 and 30 (doesn't have to be on the 27th).
* Send us your photo! Email us a photo of you, your family, and friends holding a sign that says:
I/We believe reconciling works!
[Your city and state]
Send photos by email to Tim Fisher (TFisher@ReconcilingWorks.org) and we’ll post them on Facebook and on the ReconcilingWorks blog on #GivingTuesday.
* Post updates on your own Facebook and Twitter timelines about why Reconciling matters to you, using the @ReconcilingWrks handle and #GivingTuesday hashtag.