I'm wanting to start a GLBT discussion group here in Bloomington. I would like to know if there are any guidelines that I should follow in order to accomplish this goal. If so please let me know...thanks greg
Bloomington....Indiana? My housemate was born there! Anyway, there are some guidelines for GLBT groups. I think it'd be great for you to write to Phyllis Goodson, our Central Territory WD Leader (and one of the four national GLBT leaders in SGI-USA). There was a memo for members in 2007 about activity guidelines for GLBT groups. You could also reach out to Gary Murie in Santa Monica, Analia Sosa ; or Jomo Thorne (the other GLBT leaders). Let me know if you can't find contact info for them.
I quote the memo ORG-018, in part: "Activities for GLBT members: our overall aim is to create quarterly actiities that are in harmony with the overall goals and direction of SGI-USA based on discussion with the appropriate organizational leaders; recogniizing that the frontline of our kosen-rufu movement is found in our districts, all GLBT members are encouraged to make participating in their district their primary faith activity....Deepening our faith and our own understanding of the oneness of mentor and disciple." I wish you the best! Warmly, Adrienne in Boston Region
It was nice of you to give that info, however kosen Rufu is not just found in your District. It is found in the heart and soul of the individual. I will never depend on a group or District to handle my business. They can be a encouragement, If I need it, but it depends on the individual tomake kosen Rufu happen. You wait for a group or District and you will lag behind. Their ichenen may be to slow for your step.
I was asked to start a GLBT group here in Alabama, and I have no clue as to what to do. What were the guidelines fro starting the GLBT actvities? and If you would please e-mail me Gary Murie e-mail address and some of these other GLBT leaders so that I can get a full understanding of what to do. I just read you on 1/26 and it was very informative. Thanx.