All oppression is connected – heterosexism, racism, sexism, genderism, colonialism, ableism and all other ways in which we separate ourselves from each other. Disrupting privilege begins with an awareness of the intersectionality of oppression and the misuse of power. The primary means of measuring power is centered in who is ...Read more
CWACM began as a resistance movement; one that challenged the status quo of traditional "church," which often excludes based on race, sexual orientation and gender identity. The Movement celebrates ministries and communities that embrace inclusivity, moving beyond walls and discrimination based on identity. We partner with ministries that address marginalization and ...Read more
Religious violence is a phenomenon where Religion is either the subject or object of violent behavior. At the intersections, we recognize that many have been harmed by Church doctrine and polity. Ending Religious violence is a core value of the Movement. By focusing on awareness, education and actionable justice work ...Read more
In a world where binary thinking is normalized, the Movement intentionally celebrates a spectrum of identity. We teach, live and affirm gender expansiveness, naming ourselves and celebrating each other. As we work to disrupt oppressive binary attitudes, we educate ourselves around language while enlarging our understanding of identity.Read more
This year, I will gather with biological family members on November 23. Other years, I have gathered with friends, strangers, family, and no one at all.
As I celebrate this year, I will gather myself in a spirit of gratitude – not for white Europeans and Indigenous people picnicking together ...Read more
CWACM continues to BE in solidarity with the Transgender and Gender Nonconforming (GNC) community: in outrage that institutional violence is continually directed at people who identify as Transgender and Gender Nonconforming; also in sorrow and mourning for lives shortened by the impact of marginalization, hate, and violence.
The website for ...Read more
On October 12-15, 2017, from around the country, Church Within A Church community and friends gathered in Chicago to “Imagine” a more just world. Our summit included a one day retreat for CWACM clergy, sponsored by the Extraordinary Ordination Work Area. We then opened the summit on Friday the 13 ...Read more