We asked people who have pledged to put their shoulder to the wheel to share what they have done so far and how it has gone. Becca from Colorado wrote:
– I have shared information about Shoulder to the Wheel and ideas for what people can do with many friends and acquaintances in my local area.
– I have shared information about Shoulder to the Wheel and ideas for what wards could do with my bishop, who was quite receptive but not sure if anything will come from that.
– Last night a friend and I co-hosted a viewing of Nobody Knows with some pre- and post-discussion on race, racism, personal identity, etc. and how that plays out in the church. We had a group of about 12 people and it was a great experience. People shared that they wanted to engage in these kinds of conversations but didn’t know where or when to do that, people shared personal stories about their experiences with racism and other “isms” in the church, We had some great conversation about how you balance a gospel of Christ with a church led by and full of humans… I think there is a very good chance we’ll come together again – and many other people were interested but couldn’t make it last night so I expect the conversation will expand.
Don’t know where to start the conversation? We have a new discussion guide developed by Emily Clyde Curtis of Exponent II to support home viewings and group discussions of Nobody Knows.
Thank you for all that you do!