African American Roundtable

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52 Ways #42: Celebrate Juneteenth!

by CLGSAdminy1

On 19 June 1865 Union General Gordon Granger proclaimed in Galveston, Texas, the federal government’s decree that all previously-enslaved people in Texas were free; this proclamation was read over two and a half years after the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation, which had been signed by President Abraham Lincoln on 1 January 1863. It is […]

52 Ways #31: Recognize the Discrimination that LGBTQ People Face

by CLGSAdminy1

Did you know that half of LGBTQ people in this country live in states where there are no protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity? Many people think such discrimination is already illegal, but only 21 states and the District of Columbia ban discrimination in employment and housing; one other state, Wisconsin, […]

52 Ways #30: Celebrate & Include Transgender People!

by CLGSAdminy1

Your congregation may have made the decision to welcome people of all sexual orientations before there was a significant awareness about including gender identity. You may have already talked about and worked on including gay, lesbian and bisexual people, but not transgender people.  Now is a great time to revisit those conversations and expand your […]

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 […]

52 Ways #23: Honor the Contributions of LGBTQ African Americans

by CLGSAdminy1

During Black History Month–and the rest of the year–honor the contributions of African-American LGBTQ people. There are so many people have had a profound impact on the LGBTQ community, from the days of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1930s and 40s (see, for example, openly gay artist Richard Bruce’s Nugent’s 1947 drawing Jesus and Judas) up […]

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 […]

Moving Forward with Fairness and Equality–An Update on the Work of CLGS’s African-American Roundtable

by Bernard Schlager

By Rev. Dr. Roland Stringfellow, Coordinator of the African-American Roundtable After severe weather, the intensifying of Muller’s investigation and the longest government shutdown in our nation’s history (no telling when the next one could be coming), 2019 has started off with a bang! It is hard to catch one’s breath with all the news stories […]

Faith Community Applauds Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Pro-LGBTQ Executive Order

by Bernard Schlager

Faith leaders praised Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer this week for issuing an executive order which aims to prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ people. Whitmer’s executive order provides nondiscrimination protections to LGBTQ Michiganders who serve as state employees or state contractors. Rev. Dr. Roland Stringfellow, who works with African American clergy as part of The Umoja Project, […]