Soulforce to attend Affirmation Conference in San Francisco

Affirmation Conference Logo. Red fields are on the top and bottom with a black field in the center. The text reads, 'Affirmation Gay + Lesbian Mormons Presnet Stand Up! For love, For acceptance, For truth, For compassion, For justice, For integrity, For liberty, For harmony, For respect, For equality, For honesty, For freedom. San Francisco, October 8 - 10, 2010'Soulforce is pleased to announce our advisory role in the upcoming STAND UP! Conference -The Annual conference for the group Affirmation – to be held in San Fransisco on October 8-10. Affirmation’s mission is to provide a forum for gay Mormons to associate with their peers. They seek to meet the needs of persons experiencing frustration or alienation from family, friends, and the Church because of their sexual orientation. In addition to offering assistance during life’s occasional struggles, Affirmation provides a lifelong opportunity for service, fun, friendship, personal enrichment, and spiritual growth. You can learn more about Affirmation at their website: www.affirmation.org.

Soulforce has been asked to provide our Non-Violent resistance training to the STAND UP! Conference staff and volunteers. In addition to training,  the Executive Director for Soulforce – Rev Dr Cindi Love, has been asked to speak at a suicide prevention rally being held on Friday evening, October 8th as part of the larger conference program. She will also be speaking at the dinner held on Saturday evening October 9th. 

Soulforce’s Director of Programs – Jason Conner, will also be in attendance. Jason is a former member of the LDS (Mormon) church and will be helping with the facilitation of the Non-Violent Resistance training, as well as other program initiatives throughout the conference. You can follow Jason through live blog updates here on our website throughout the conference, as well as through the Soulforce twitter handle - @soulforceorg.

If you are interested in finding out more information about the Affirmation Conference, please visit the Affirmation Conference website.

We encourage everyone in the San Fransisco area to attend the Stand Up to Youth Suicide March and Rally being held on Friday, October 8th. You can find out more information about the rally on the Affirmation website listed above, as well as through the Facebook event page.

We look forward to seeing you all at the rally. Even if you can’t attend the rally, please help Soulforce be able to participate in this and future events by donating today.

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