Conferences & Workshops

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An Exploration of Queer and Trans Ministry with our Transgender Seminarian Cohort: An ONLINE CLGS Event!

Click here for a video recording of this event! At this event members of the Trans Seminarian Leadership Cohort, a group of trans and non-binary seminary students, explore ministry and religious leadership in our current social and political climate.  Presenters also share their own individual callings and experiences in religious formation.  In addition they discuss how […]

Queer Ecologies & Climate Justice: A Lavender Lunch with Deseree Fontenot

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Click here for a video recording of this CLGS event! How do ecological justice and queer liberation intersect?  As climate chaos escalates, LGBTQ people, especially QTBIPOC, are among frontline communities hit first and worst by the consequences. LGBTQ people also have a unique embodied knowledge of what it takes to change, transition, and survive and are […]

Encuentros Latinx: Advocating for the Inclusion of LGBTQ Latinx People in Church and Society with Rev. Rhina Ramos. A CLGS Queer & Latinx Faith Conversation

Click here for a video recording of this event! Rev. Rhina Ramos shares her experiences as the National Coordinator For Proyecto Encuentros Bienvenida Y Gracia, a program of The United Church Of Christ.  Funded by a grant from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, this project advances the UCC’s ONA (Open and Affirming) […]

Queer Jewish Pasts: Histories of LGBTQ Jewish Activism in Europe and the United States

Or click here for a video recording of this CLGS Jewish Queeries Series event! Learn about the pioneers, milestone events, and inspirational moments that marked the early decades of the movement for LGBTQ rights in the American and European Jewish communities.  This presentation – by the two leading scholars of Jewish queer history – explores […]

Rev. Dr. Traci C. West: “Engendering Solidarity and Defiant Spirituality Among Church Leaders”

Click here for a video recording and click here for the text of this lecture! “Engendering Solidarity and Defiant Spirituality Among Church Leaders.” In this political moment, how can scholar-activist church leaders create common understandings that undermine patterns of society-wide abuse and intra-communal betrayal, and instead deepen their solidarity with one another? What are effective […]

It’s OK Not to Be OK: An Affirming Shin Buddhist Spirituality: An ONLINE Lavender Lunch with Rev. Blayne Higa

Click here for a Zoom video recording of this event! Rev. Blayne Higa discusses how the inclusive and affirming spirituality of Shin Buddhism serves as the foundation for his life and ministry.  Within the universal embrace of boundless wisdom and compassion how does understanding our imperfections help cultivate gratitude, acceptance, and resilience? Rev. Higa is the […]

52 Ways #24: Restrooms Available for All!

Let’s face it: everyone needs to use the restroom.  You can make your congregation more welcoming by providing non-gendered restroom spaces. These make an important statement about your openness to transgender and gender non-conforming people. Studies have shown that transgender people face significant harassment and violence in public restrooms; you can counter that by providing […]