Austin Adkinson

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Austin Adkinson

Austin L. Adkinson was, in 2003 collecting unemployment insurance in NYC. He was associated with the Freedom Road Socialist Organization.

He now lives in Seattle, Washington. Works at The United Methodist Church.



Rev. Austin Adkinson - Minister of Just Discipleship, First United Methodist Church of Seattle.

Rev. Austin L. Adkinson is a white, cisgender male, ordained in the United Methodist Church. In other words, he is a magnet for privilege, and as such, everything he says should be taken with a grain of salt. That being said, he identifies as queer and is most at home with people who seek to challenge patriarchy, racism, classism, heterosexism, and all systems of oppression. He earned a Master of Divinity in New Testament Studies from Union Theological Seminary (NYC). Along with Rev. Moe, he was elected and served as a member of the General Conference delegation from the Pacific Northwest Conference of the UMC. Rev. Adkinson is the convener of the Biblical Obedience Action Network of the Western Methodist Justice Movement, which works to dismantle discriminatory denominational policies by focusing in word and action on the biblical mandate to love God and neighbor. He is currently seeking a publisher for a collection of devotional readings on extracanonical texts.[1]

Remembering comrade McCarthy

Austin Adkinson 2019 October 5 ·


Remembering John McCarthy today. Rest in Power, comrade.

Justice and Liberation Roundtable

Austin Adkinson August 30 2019·


Loving my queer clergy siblings at the LGBTQ[IA+] Justice and Liberation Roundtable for the UMC. We were about 1/3 of the participants which is a wild new feeling! — with Valerie L. Jackson, Izzy Alvaran and David W. Meredith.

Revolutionary Strategies to Beat the Rising Right Wing

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Revolutionary Strategies to Beat the Rising Right Wing, was a nationwide conference call organized by Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Sunday October 30, 2016.

What's the nature of this right-wing threat? What has this election cycle changed about the political terrain we're fighting on? How do we need to prepare for whats coming after the election? Hear about these crucial questions from our panel of top political strategists, including Nelini Stamp, Bill Fletcher, Jr., Linda Burnham, and Sendolo Diaminah.

Those invited, on Facebook included Austin Adkinson.[2]

Cornel West connection