Upcoming Lavender Lunches
Lavender Lunches are informal discussions that take place at the Pacific School of Religion during the academic year. They began in the Fall of 2000, and have included events ranging from performance arts to informal talks on a variety of topics related to religion and LGBT issues. Anyone who is interested may attend these free discussions. Please bring your own lunch.
All Lavender Lunches take place Thursday afternoons, 12:30pm to 1:30pm, at Mudd Hall 100, Pacific School of Religion Campus, Berkeley, California.
Here are the Events
PSR Mudd Building, Room 100
In this workshop we will look at steps and some strategies of bringing your congregation to a place of inclusion of transgender people through awareness, understanding, allyship, and advocacy. This workshop touches on the typical "Trans 101" work but goes deeper. This event is cosponsored by the Coalition of Welcoming Congregations.
Pacific School of Religion, Mudd Building Room 100
Gender diversity is becoming more visible in our communities, and there is an explosion of Jewish scholarship and study about gender categories beyond the male-female binary in ancient Jewish texts. In this interactive workshop, we will explore our own experiences of gender identity, and use that as jumping off point for diving into texts from the Mishna, Talmud and Hebrew Bible that examine the complexity and variety of human genders.
PSR Mudd Building, Room 100
The SF Night Ministry has been providing non-judgmental and compassionate pastoral care on the streets of San Francisco since 1964. The people we minister to range from our homeless sisters and brothers to our friends in the bars and pubs as well as those in the cafes, diners and donut shops. Come and hear stories of two ministers who have walked into a bar as part of their ministry.
Mudd Building, Room 100, Pacific School of Religion
PSR Campus, Mudd Building Room100
In contemporary queer religious scholarship, the category of liminality has emerged as a site for positioning queer identity within religious frames. Yet out in the activist world, fixed identities ("born this way") have been shown to be more politically effective. When do our activist interests and scholarly interests intersect, collide, and fight with one another? Does a queer approach to text lead to a particular political affiliation?
In Pacific School of Religion, Mudd 103
What does it mean to be a pro-choice person of faith? What are the theologies and spiritual/scriptural resources that ...
CLGS Open House, Lavender Lunch: seeQers and Social Justice Education
Come here Peter Forsberg talk about his current research in Transgender Issues and Christian Theology. Peter is a doctoral student at The University of Uppsala in Sweden and Visiting Scholar with CLGS this semester. This event will take place on the PSR campus in Mudd 100.
Join us in the Mudd Building, Room 100 for this Lavender Lunch to learn about Siddur Shaar Zahav, the newly published prayerbook created by San Francisco's LGBT synagogue.
Ancient prayers and brand new liturgies in English and Hebrew, including
• Reading on discovering your sexual orientation
• Marriage equality blessing and blessings for non-traditional families
• Jewish poetry from all over the world and new prayers with LGBTQ themes
• Prayers for non-believers and agnostics