AUGUST 12th   |   IN-PERSON NASHVILLE   |   VIRTUAL

The Dream Wide Forum

The journey of deconstruction, un-learning and exiting familiar spaces can be isolating and unnerving. Doubts, crippling fears, and the struggle to find hope and community seems baked in. But there are more of us on this journey than ever before. It’s time to gather, to listen, to continue the process of dismantling destructive systems, ideologies, and abuse all while setting our sights on the beautiful, more equitable future ahead of us. It’s time to give hope legs.

The topic for this first Dream Wide Forum is “Life After Deconstruction”. This is a live event that will facilitate conversations around: amplifying marginalized voices, relationships and boundaries with family and friends who are still inside religious constructs, marriage after deconstruction, theology on hell and salvation, building healthy relationships after leaving unhealthy churches and much more.

IN-PERSON
GUEST
PANELS

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Jo Luehmann

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Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza

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Dynasti Hunt

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Jamie Lee Finch

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James Paek

HOST

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Jarreau Bowen

GUEST ATTENDEES

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Lauren DeLeary

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Josh Scott

 
 

TOPICS
OF
CONVERSATION

Topic #1  

Relationships

Spiritual abuse is such a disconcerting and painful reality; and one of the things that makes healing from it so difficult is the loneliness of walking away from paradigms we’ve held as absolutes. Relationships, after shifting away from abusive ideologies, can be challenging; but there are healthy ways to keep evolving, set boundaries, and not betray ourselves anymore.

Topic #2  

Healing

Contrary to what many believe, nobody decides to challenge their beliefs, and walks away from their faith flippantly. It’s always a very long process of considering the ways in which what we have isn’t healthy for us or those around us. Healing our own relationship with ourselves is at the root of deconstruction and that can look vastly different from one person to the next.

Topic #3  

Divesting

One of the most jarring realizations when we start questioning our spiritual frameworks, is seeing how the faith we’ve aligned with has been used to abuse and harm entire people groups. It’s akin to waking up to realize you are the villain when you’ve been convinced you were the hero all along. Divesting from abusive ideologies that harm entire people groups is hard work, but necessary work.

AGENDA

VIRTUAL OR IN-PERSON

9am - 10am

Meet & Greet

10am - 12pm

Panel Speakers Session 1

True Music Room and Bar

Online Community Platform

12pm - 1pm

Lunch Break

1pm - 3pm

Panel Speakers Session 2

True Music Room and Bar

Online Community Platform

3pm - 9pm

After Party

True Music Room and Bar + Outdoor Rooftop

 
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IN-PERSON
LOCATION

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True Music Room and Bar

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OUR SPONSORS

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VIRTUAL OR IN-PERSON

August 12, 2021

Cambria Hotel Downtown Nashville

118 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

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