Conferences & Workshops

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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 […]

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

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 […]

“Turning A Sermon into a Soundbite” with Barbara Satin and Rev. Dr. Roland Stringfellow

There are many states without explicit non-discrimination protections for the LGBTQ community with regard to housing, health care, and/or access to public spaces – at the state and/or federal levels. In order to help right this wrong, The Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion and Inclusive Justice of Michigan offer this training for anyone […]

A Matter of Faith: A Panel Discussion Among Young Latinx Queer Folx

Click here for a video recording of this event! In this ONLINE panel discussion Florinda Cano, Maria Del Pilar (PILI) Lopez-Saavedra, and Santana Sankofa explored questions of faith, especially in terms of the way that faith and art contribute to their sense of belonging and wholeness in inclusive faith communities. This event was the first in our new online […]