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Harm Reduction as Queer Ministry: An ONLINE Lavender Lunch with Blyth Barnow - Shared screen with speaker view
Ọyasùúrù Ifáwárìnwa
27:23
So far, we have not had to use them, but we still keep those kits near by. One in our car and one at the apartment on campus. Thank you, Blyth!
Susan Solverson
27:55
I have my kit handy, also.
Michael Leslie
29:36
Narcan saved the life of someone very dear to me.
Melany Dewalt
32:01
as a pastoral intern, I work with the homeless I got certified in Narcan and carry with me while serving
Mx. Enigma
33:59
Thanks for all your healing, love, and godly work!
Michael Leslie
35:44
Amen!
Bernie (He/They) Schlager
36:00
Double Amen!!
Dora La Flora Czifra
36:22
Triple :)
Ursula McClure
38:35
It's "Mommy" moment Blythe...
Jeff O
44:30
🙏
Ursula McClure
46:48
This was wonderful!
Tiffany- Burton,OH
47:24
Blyth, where did you live in North East Ohio?
David Vasquez-Levy, PSR President (He/His)
47:31
Thank you! Very grateful for your work and witness—you embody the vision of spiritually rooted leadership we seek to prepare.
Tiffany- Burton,OH
47:34
If anyone is ll
pneuma
48:45
Thank you for your presentation. As a Psy.D. student who is ordained Lutheran, I absolutely needed this today! It's changed how I look at the entire topic.
Sarah Weaver (she/her)
49:08
Not a question, just a gratitude and witness: I carry Naloxone from one of Blyth's services at Church for All People here in Columbus. She said "If it was shaming, it wasn't the Gospel," and as a queer person in recovery, whose shame nearly cost me my life, I wept. It was a healing moment.
Tiffany- Burton,OH
49:27
if anyone is looking for a safe church in check out Community Church of Chesterland Face Book Page and YOUTUBE. They are a United Church of Christ.
Ọyasùúrù Ifáwárìnwa
50:26
what state legislators have been supportive? Are you engaging with local governing bodies to push the state legislators in addition to working with religious orgs. And does you organization engage with non-Christian religious orgs.?
Susan Solverson
51:32
I have to leave for another ZOOM. Thank you for helpful insights.
Marjaana
54:04
My question comes from the context and experience in (Lutheran) prison ministry:

How to ecumenically and spiritually co-operate and co-exist with the paradigm – often quite common – among vulnerable communities / people with addictions: re-birth, prosperity gospel, the “total disappearance” of the reality of drugs or alcoholism etc.

For many people this seems like the only route to a “different life”, but often it is not very harm reducing and it makes the dealing with he issue more difficult. It can even be quite violent.
 How to operate and reflect these theological paradigms?
Jeff O
54:09
What’s been your experience with 12-step groups/members? My experience has been that most harm reduction seems “secular” by default, while numerous abstinence-based groups are spiritually oriented. I know 12-step has been notoriously antagonistic to medication assisted treatment (MAT). is there too,
Jeff O
54:25
*room for overlap or working together?
David Vasquez-Levy, PSR President (He/His)
59:21
Amen! Thank you.
Eryn
01:05:35
I have a question...
CLGS Staff Member
01:06:04
You're next, Eryn!
Ọyasùúrù Ifáwárìnwa
01:07:06
If your work involves local governments, I have contacts that may be useful. Cities such as Cleveland Hts (our son is Vice Mayor), East Cleveland, & Lakewood are likely advocates. In Cuyahoga County and Hamilton (Cincinnati/ Dayton, generally) Of course, the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus many are former colleagues
Ursula McClure
01:11:28
I am new to harm reduction, but need to understand it more in depth. Where do you recommend a person starts. I stepped away for a moment, you may have shared this info already.
Lane Campbell
01:11:53
Ditto to what Ursula said!!
MCC Seattle
01:12:13
🖐🏽
Ursula McClure
01:12:14
Is this what you shared at the UCC national convention?
Blyth Barnow (She/Her)
01:12:33
https://harmreduction.org/issues/harm-reduction-basics/spirit-of-harm-reduction-a-toolkit-for-communities-of-faith-facing-overdose/
Ursula McClure
01:13:02
Thanks for taking my question.
Ọyasùúrù Ifáwárìnwa
01:15:21
My son, Kahlil Seren, Vice Mayor Cleve. Hts. is interested in connecting with you about possibly writing policy for the City re Harm Reduction
Eryn
01:17:02
Thank you so much for welcoming me into this space. Gotta go! Take care
Ọyasùúrù Ifáwárìnwa
01:17:07
Is Blyth's org. Harmreduction.org or another ? I missed the name of it.
Sarah Weaver (she/her)
01:18:07
https://femminary.com/ is her page
Lane Campbell
01:18:13
Blyth is involved with Faith in Public Life too!
Laura Engelken
01:18:27
Thanks so much for sharing your wisdom and experience, Blyth!
Ursula McClure
01:18:40
Thanks Blythe!