Friends General Conference

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First Seventh Night Potluck and Movie

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Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 5:30pm
Raleigh Friends Meeting
625 Tower Street Ralei
Raleigh, NC 27605
United States

We'll be watching Transfigurations, a 2017 documentary by Quaker Peterson Toscano about gender presentations in the Bible: "Peterson Toscano has shaken up Bible academics and received high praise for his ground-breaking, genre-bending, gender blending Bible scholarship. By unearthing the stories of gender-variant people in the Hebrew and Christian scriptures, Toscano’s one-person play deepens well-known (and lesser-known) Bible stories and presents an array of Bible characters with an array of genders." 

If you aren't familiar with queer readings of the Bible, you may want to re-read the stories of Joseph's multi-colored coat (Genesis 37), Deborah (Judges 4 and 5), Hegai (Esther 2:8, 15), Miriam (throughout Exodus), Ebed-Melek (Jeremiah 38: 1-13, 39: 15-18), and the unnamed Christian Ethiopian eunuch (Acts 8) to familiarize yourself with the texts.