Affirmation International Conference
We have a great deal of joy and enthusiasm in our hearts following the International Conference, as it provided an opportunity for us to edify one another and our multicolored and luminous souls as we testified of the unconditional love of our Heavenly Father for His children and that authenticity is a virtue that should always shine as a testimony of His infinite mercy for us.
20 years ago, that was a day of such loss, there are no words to describe it. We hear about the total numbers. And total numbers continue since then. This many killed and injured in this shooting, this battle, this riot, this war, this pandemic, this school, this hospital, this famine. There are so many, I can’t comprehend it.
Learn more about the “best youth conference on the planet,” the youth track of the 2021 Affirmation International Conference. In this fireside, leaders of the youth track share their experiences and hopes for the youth attending the conference.
Over the years, this portion of the conference in memoriam has expanded included anyone that those within the Affirmation community have lost, whether they were lost to HIV/AIDs, suicide, COVID-19, or otherwise. This is an opportunity for our community to stop, pause, say their name, and be collectively empowered by their memory.
In appreciation for their support, sustaining members receive discounts to Affirmation conferences. With the Affirmation International Conference being virtual this year, it was decided that current and new sustaining members would have the option to register for the conference at no cost.
The highlight of the September 26th opening session of the Affirmation International Conference is sure to be an interview of Academy Award® winning filmmaker, writer, and social activist Dustin Lance Black by Blaire Ostler.
I offer this original poem in the hope it will help this world and the people in it to take a few deep breaths, let go of the fear and stress from their minds and bodies, and get back to the truth that is the love of a dog and why we call him Man’s Best Friend.
If you attend the Affirmation International Conference next month, find a stranger and get to know them. It may be the only time each year they can be who they really are in front of others…and you’ll leave with a greater love for your fellow man, whoever or wherever they may be.
Being your authentic self can be a revolutionary act. Whether it’s being open with your sexual orientation, expressing your gender identity, or practicing your faith; just being you can be…