CLGS 20th Anniversary Year

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Join CLGS for our Souls a’ Fire 7 ONLINE Conference: 13-14 March 2021!

by Bernard Schlager

CLGS’ Souls A’Fire 7 Conference | An ONLINE Gathering for Black Queer Theology! 13-14 March 2021 Register Below for Day One and/or Day Two of this Conference Register Day One Register Day Two Why this gathering is important: This event will highlight an inclusive vision among African-American pastors, parishioners, and community leaders on the topic of welcoming and […]

“A Center at the Center of the Storm” — A Founding Document of CLGS

by CLGSAdminy1

During our 20th Anniversary Year of Celebration here at CLGS we are looking back at important moments, events, and resources created in the Center’s history, which now spans two decades. Below is an essay written in 2008 by Professor Mary Tolbert, our founding Executive Director.  Aptly entitled The Center at the Center of the Storm, […]

A New Year’s Call to Prayer for 2021

by CLGSAdminy1

Gracious Creator, As we enter this new year, we have an array of emotions. We feel joyous, as we have with each dawning of a year full of hope and possibilities. We feel anxious, as we carry over the emotional heaviness from 2020. We feel generous, as we desire to give to others who bore […]

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 […]