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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 […]

Welcoming Our Seventh Annual Trans Seminarian Cohort

by Bernard Schlager

The Trans Seminarian Cohort, a joint project of CLGS, the Freedom Center for Social Justice, and the National LGBTQ Task Force, enters its seventh year this fall!  Every year, five to six seminary students who identify as transgender, genderqueer, nonbinary, or gender nonconforming are selected to journey together for one academic year.  In this program, […]

LGBTQ+ Latinx Rountable Meets, Creates New Community Resources

by CLGSAdminy1

San Antonio, Texas, October 26, 2016– Over two-days, Latino/a/x clergy, social service providers, students and community members met to develop materials that include and affirm the experiences of LGBTQ+ people within the Latino/a/x community.  “The opportunity to connect as people of faith who celebrate the gifts of our sexuality and gender is tremendous,” commented Rev. […]

CLGS Staff Statement: Naming our losses, addressing violence

by CLGSAdminy1

The diverse staff of the Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion gathered in their yearly retreat in Berkeley, CA (June 20-21, 2016). As a multi-faith, multi-cultural group of different sexual orientations and gender identities, we jointly speak out in support of LGBTQ+ and Latinx people, and against gun violence and Islamophobia. As we gather […]

Latinx Roundtable Condemns North Carolina’s HB2

by CLGSAdminy1

The members of the Faith, Family, and Equality: The Latinx Roundtable, meeting in Berkeley, CA (May 23-25, 2016), want to express our unrelenting support of all LGBTQIA+ persons in North Carolina. As a faith-based queer Latinx organization we condemn the intent of HB2 or any other legislation that aims to or results in the disenfranchisement […]

“Praying For Equality” CLGS Statement on Oral Arguments for Same-Sex Marriage

by CLGSAdminy1

“We Are Praying for Equality” CLGS Statement on Oral Arguments for Same-Sex Marriage PRESS RELEASE PDF (Berkeley, CA | April 28, 2015) “We are praying for equality today as the Supreme Court hears oral arguments on same sex marriage. There are many churches and synagogues that treat all couples—straight, lesbian, and gay—the same when it […]

Black LGBT Religious Leaders United

by CLGSAdminy1

Black LGBT Religious Leaders Act with Historically Black Churches: “Black Bodies Matter” LGBT Black Christians and faith leaders join tens of thousands of historically Black congregations, denominations and allies to wear black to church on Sunday, December 14 in response to police brutality: “Black LGBT bodies must matter, too!” Black_LGBT_Religious_Leaders_United Download Press Release Spokespersons • Bishop Yvette […]