Family Matters: LGBT Social Justice in the Black Church

August 24 to August 25, 2012

 Opening Worship Service:
August 24, 2012 from 7pm - 9pm,
Pacific School of Religion, Chapel

AART Conference:
August 25, 2012 from 9am-4pm,
Pacific School of Religion, Mudd Building

This conference will provide safe and sacred space for honest questions and authentic conversations about sexuality and homophobia, especially in the Black Church. It will be educational and informative for the purpose of building better relationships in the Black Church. This will be a sacred experience combining heartfelt worship and praise, fresh knowledge and moving discussions. Join us! 

Keynote Addresses By:  Rev. Dr. Horace Griffin & Rev. Lynice Pinkard

Conference Sessions Include:
  1.  Healthy Relationships, Healthy Lives - Open and honest discussion about sexuality, sexual health and preventing sexual violence among women.
  2. Practical Applications of Faith – This workshop will provide practical examples of how church leaders and laity can take an active role in their local communities.
  3. Building Knowledge, Building Community –This workshop will provide attendees with knowledge about how to assist LGBT persons with the following: Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts, and Adoption for Black LGBT individuals. 

The conference opening worship service is entitled, "Seven Points to Ponder": Exhortations from the award-winning book Their Own Receive Them Not

This is a free event, however donations to help continue the work of the African American Roundtable will be accepted at the door. 

For any questions or concerns please contact Gwen Thomas, African American Roundtable Coordinator at

To RSVP, please email Deseree Fontenot at clgs[at]clgs[dot]org