Meet Your RIC Team: Barb P.

On March 16, Nativity Council approved the formation of a small group (Core Team) to begin leading Nativity through the Reconciling in Christ (RIC) Program; a program of ReconcilingWorks. The RIC Program is a way for faith communities to ensure the welcome, inclusion, celebration, and advocacy for people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions in the Lutheran church.

The RIC journey is an intentional and extensive process of transparency, education, dialogue, learning, and growing led by a Core Team. Barb Peterson has been part of Nativity’s RIC Core Team and in this video shares her experience with the RIC initiative and unpacks the term queer from its discriminatory historical roots to its current inclusive invitation.