10/27/2019 The Grammar of Inclusion

Rev. Teresa Schwartz

We live in a culture that tends to recognize just two genders, male and female. The idea that there are only two genders is sometimes called a “gender binary.” Yet, non-binary identities have been recognized for millennia by cultures and societies around the world. While our culture is starting to deconstruct the gender binary, our linguistic structure reinforces the very division and discrimination that we seek to end. As we
explore the theme of belonging this month, we will explore how we as a church community can create a culture of belonging through pronouns and a new grammar of inclusion.