The Pedagogy of Communal Experience: Incorporating the LGBT Experience into New or Existing Christian Education Curriculum in the Black Church

L. Renair Amin Covington, Organizer, Holokleria Services The purpose of this presentation is to explore ways to create an inclusive religious education curriculum that is more attentive to the LGBTQ experience. Without the ability to take a look at the cultural trends, pedagogical methodologies, and church processes, the opportunity is missed to design programming that can be applicable to a LGBTQ individual’s life outside of just Biblical scholarship. If the traditional churches in communities of color begin to move towards inclusivity, the overall universal church will become more effective in the spiritual lives of the LGBTQ community, which will then cause a shift in the community as a whole.