Soulforce is gearing up for Equality Ride 2008. This gives a few young people an amazing opportunity to join in with others to visit college campuses that have traditionally closed their doors to LGBT students.
Having met last year’s crew, I felt so impressed by their passion, depth and integrity. It takes great sacrifice (about 6 weeks with training and on the road), but the Rides change lives, both for the riders and the people who meet them.
Soulforce has begun taking applications for Equality Ride fall 2008
In just two years, the Equality Ride has become a national forum wherein discourse about diversity is beholden to truth. And now, the journey continues. This fall, another bus of young adults will ride to illuminate the doctrinal roots of LGBT oppression. In the places they will visit, survival can mean enduring anything from harassment to codified discrimination. As the South has a distinct legacy of political, religious, and social conservatism, which further informs LGBT oppression, the 2008 Equality Ride will have its geographic focus there. This year we are widening the scope of the Ride to reach more denominations and seminaries. The expanding lineup will also include several faith-based Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Perhaps you feel a tug to find out more? Deadline is May 9.