Posts by Bernard Schlager

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Civil but Not Sacred: Pope Francis on Same-Sex Unions

by Bernard Schlager

Considered from the vantage point of pastoral care, Pope Francis’ recent approval of civil unions for same-sex couples, captured in the film documentary Francesco, can be taken as a positive, albeit small, step in the Catholic Church’s long and decidedly negative relationship with lesbian and gay people.  By reaffirming the stance he took on civil […]

52 Ways #7: Celebrate International Pronouns Day

by Bernard Schlager

“Referring to people by the pronouns they determine for themselves is basic to human dignity. Being referred to by the wrong pronouns particularly affects transgender and gender nonconforming people. Together, we can transform society to celebrate people’s multiple, intersecting identities.” (pronounsday.org) International Pronouns Day (IPD) is celebrated every year on the third Wednesday in October […]

CLGS Celebrates National Coming Out Day 2020!

by Bernard Schlager

11 October 2020 Happy National Coming Out Day! 32 years ago, the first National Coming Out Day (NCOD) was celebrated as a way to emphasize the importance of living as an “out” lesbian or gay person.  Today, NCOD is an international observance that has expanded to celebrate the many ways in which people choose to […]

CLGS Launches Queer Online Book Club

by Bernard Schlager

CLGS is proud to announce the launch of The CLGS Online Queer Book Club in October 2020! The first book that we will discuss (in October 2020) is How We Fight For Our Lives by Saeed Jones. As described by New Yorker reviewer Katy Waldman, “How We Fight for Our Lives is a new memoir by Saeed Jones, an award-winning poet and a former […]

Celebrating the CLGS Latinx Roundtable During this Anniversary Year

by Bernard Schlager

This month marks the beginning of the 20th anniversary celebration for CLGS! 20 years of CLGS also means that the CLGS Latinx Roundtable (LRT) has existed for the better part of a decade, when founded and led by Orlando Espín and Mari Castellanos. What a year to celebrate a milestone anniversary! How to celebrate an […]

Queering Your Spiritual Leadership
A Fall 2020 ONLINE Graduate Course

by Bernard Schlager

This online course offers a brief introduction to – and broad overview of – queer spiritual leadership as evidenced in the lives, writings, and activism of several queer leaders and organizations in US history. Students will be invited to reflect upon, articulate, and hone their own personal visions of spiritual leadership through a variety of […]

An August 2020 Online Course: Gender and Sexuality in the Bible!

by Bernard Schlager

This graduate-level, 3-credit course is offered online from 3 August 2020 through 14 August 2020 (Monday thru Friday). For more information, contact Professor Sharon Jacob at: sjacob@psr.edu. This course will examine the ways in which ancient views on gender and sexuality inform and influence Biblical Texts.  We will read texts from the Jewish Scriptures and the Greco-Roman contexts […]