The CLGS Blog
November 4, 2008 – a day history was made. Crowds gather around their television sets
waiting for the poll results to come in. A collective breath was held. Parents were
If we resided in a post-racial society then William Faulkner's words uttered in the 20th century would not ring true in this century-"The past isn't dead and buried. In fact, it isn’t even past.”
With the election of Barack Obama as this nation’s first African-American president many of us had hope we could finally close the door on America's original sin--slavery.
But the vestiges of that institution lingers not only in the backwaters of America, but they also linger in the hallowed halls of Congress.
Rembert Weakland, the former Roman Catholic Archbishop of Milwaukee, has
recently published his memoirs under the title A Pilgrim in a Pilgrim
Church: Memoirs of a Catholic ...
Remember those heady days back in June of 2003? Some started calling it “another summer of love,” evoking the cultural shifts of the 1960s. In 2003, Canada approved marriage for gay and lesbian couples, the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire elected Gene Robinson as their bishop, and the U.S. Supreme Court overturned state sodomy statues. What about today?
None of us African-American residents of Cambridge are surprised or shocked by the
humiliation and harassment Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., 58, of Harvard University
The General Convention of the Episcopal Church voted overwhelmingly to overturn a three-year
moratorium on the election of lesbian and gay people to the episcopate.
While many LGBTQ ...
At Michael Jackson’s memorial service the Rev. Al Sharpton gave a rousing speech that had the
congregation at the Staples Center rise to their feet at times with shouts of ...
By now most people have heard how the blame game was played after the
passage of Prop 8 in California. Scapegoats included people of color,
campaign organizers, communities of faith, ...
Rev. Deborah Lee and three other Pacific School of Religion staff people were arrested
in an act of civil disobedience on May 26, 2009, following the California Supreme Court's
June is Pride Month. And Black Pride contributes to the multicultural aspect of joy and
celebration in queer communities. Black Pride symbolizes not only black LGBTQ uniqueness as