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“Should I Stay or Should I Go? Meeting the Demands of Justice within Our Time and Place” with Dr. Katie Hays

This is the question that so many face when they find themselves in the space between the call of justice and the limitations of their political geography. Many have discerned the faithful response to involve a physical movement to a friendlier landscape where they may pursue the call with like-minded siblings. Others have discerned the faithful response to require them to stay and engage in efforts of resistance or intentionally enter hostile territories to offer their presence for transformation. We think of the abolitionists who participated in the Underground Railroad, the Freedom Riders who entered into segregated states to enter into solidarity and advocate for integration and civil rights, and every collection of people who choose to abide by a higher standard of ethics and morality.

Hiram College is welcoming the Rev. Dr Katie Hays to present on their faithful resistance and engagement with the North Texas TRANSportation Network (NTTN), an organization committed to providing travel grants to North Texas families seeking out-of-state healthcare for trans and gender-diverse minors. Rev. Dr Hays will speak on the work of the Galileo Christian Church and the spiritual, emotional, and physical discernment of the call to engage in this faithful resistance. Along with this inspiring lecture, there will be opportunities for conversation and co-conspiring following the lecture and Q&A portions of the program.

Bio: Rev. Dr. Katie Hays is an author and lead evangelist of the Galileo Christian Church in Fort Worth, Texas, which is a part of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Rev. Dr. Hays earned her M. Div at Yale Divinity School and her D. Min at Princeton Theological Seminary. Rev. Dr. Hays served in traditional church ministry for almost 20 years before entering into service with the Galileo. This calling has led to the co-creation of a church that is committing itself to “do justice for LGBTQ+ humans, and support the people who love them,” which has led to the good work and “good trouble” of advocacy, sanctuary, and faithful resistance.

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Jan 18 2024


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Virtual, via Zoom