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52 Ways #16: Support LGBTQ People During the Holidays

by Bernard Schlager

When our families are supportive, it makes a huge difference for LGBTQ people. But not everyone has family support … and the holidays can be especially challenging for some people. As the December holidays approach, make plans now to reach out to those who may be feeling isolated. Think about how the language of sermons […]

52 Ways #2: Be Visible!

by CLGSAdminy1

So you’re ready to welcome LGBTQ+ people at your place of worship. Fantastic! Now its time to let everyone know. One of the most important things you can do is to make your welcome clearly visible.  Take a look outside and inside the places that you meet. Imagine you are a person who has never […]

CLGS STATEMENT ON THE MURDER OF GEORGE FLOYD

by Bernard Schlager

2 June 2020 “The plague of racism is insidious, entering into our minds as smoothly and quietly and invisibly as floating airborne microbes enter into our bodies to find lifelong purchase in our bloodstreams.” – Maya Angelou The Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion (CLGS) condemns the brutal murder of George Floyd by […]

CLGS African American Roundtable Issues Statement on Murder of George Floyd

by Bernard Schlager

16 April 1963 My Dear Fellow Clergymen: While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came across your recent statement calling my present activities “unwise and untimely.” You deplore the demonstrations taking place in Birmingham. But your statement, I am sorry to say, fails to express a similar concern for the conditions that brought […]

Summer 2020 Online Course: Homosexuality and the Christian Tradition

by CLGSAdminy1

This online 3-credit course (8 – 19 June 2020) offers an historical overview and survey of attitudes toward homoeroticism and homosexuality in ancient, medieval, and modern Christianity in the West and in present-day American Christianities. Several key figures, texts, and movements will be considered and analyzed with a view toward understanding and interpreting their impact […]

CLGS is Accepting Applications for Our 2020-2021 Trans Seminarian Cohort!

by CLGSAdminy1

Trans Seminarian Cohort Application Click here to apply for the 2020-2021 Trans Seminarian Cohort!  The application deadline is 15 June 2020.   A YEAR-LONG LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR TRANSGENDER & GENDERQUEER SEMINARIANS For the last seven years, CLGS, the Freedom Center for Social Justice and the National LGBTQ Task Force have sponsored a program for transgender and […]