Faith-Based Strategic Storytelling for the Minnesota Marriage Moment

Faith-Based Strategic Storytelling for the Minnesota Marriage Moment – Nov. 7, 2011

Repeated statistics from other efforts to defeat anti-gay marriage constitutional amendments show that the most successful and compelling method for changes hearts and minds on this issue is to engage people we already know, at least as acquaintances, with our stories of why marriage for same-gender couples matters for us.

ReconcilingWorks is offering an opportunity to help folks from ALL faith communities work on your own stories, helping you to craft them into an effective movement-building tool. On Monday, November 7, 2011—almost exactly one year from the day we will defeat the amendment—please come to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in St. Paul to take part in a free training event. “Faith-Based Strategic Storytelling for the Minnesota Marriage Moment” will train you to tell your story compellingly and efficiently, honing stories into powerful, two-minute instruments for persuasion. This training will focus on speaking from your own faith, integrating personal stories with talking points and positive frames for engaging the faith community and others to defeat the amendment. You will then be able to take these skills to tell your story at work, to your families and neighbors, in a congregation, a conference, or at other community events.

Strategic storytelling is one of the most powerful methods of faith-based community organizing. It is the lynchpin of our efforts to help the “movable middle” to understand how marriage matters to us as families and as faith communities.

Participants will learn to
• put faces on abstract concepts, making them personal
• begin new relationships
• communicate values through emotions
• teach, inspire, and motivate others to action

This event is designed for members of ALL faith communities.

Even if you’ve already been trained in storytelling, please consider participating. The November 7 will give you further opportunity to practice and will be focused specifically toward defeating the anti-LGBT marriage amendment.


Register here.

Faith-Based Strategic Storytelling for the Minnesota Marriage Moment
Monday, November 7, 2011
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church 
700 Snelling Ave. S.

St. Paul, MN

This event is free!

Hope to see you there!

Questions to Tim Fisher.