Congregation & Family Resources

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Ministry at El/La Para Translatinas: A CLGS Lavender Lunch with Nicole Santamaría

Click HERE a video recording of this Lavender Lunch! International activist, art therapist, and educator Nicole Santamaría will speak about their current ministry as Executive Director of El/La Para TransLatinas, a Bay Area organization that has served the Translatina community for over 25 years. Nicole’s direct work with the LGBTQI community started as a professor of Design & […]

52 Ways #2: Be Visible!

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 […]

52 Ways to Expand Your Welcome to LGBTQ+ People and Our Families

During our 20th Anniversary Year we are reprising — and updating! — our popular weekly blog on 52 Ways to Expand Your Welcome to LGBTQ+ People and Our Families.  Every week we will post suggestions on how your faith community can become more welcoming to – and inclusive of – LGBTQ+ People and Our Families! […]

Bienvenida, Inclusión, Solidaridad: Programa educativo para familias Latinx y sus comunidades de fe

  Nuestro CLGS Currículo Latinx es una programa educativo provee una oportunidad para familias Latinx, y sus comunidades de fe, alcanzar la aceptación, entendimiento, y afirmación de las personas LGBTQ+ en sus familias y congregaciones. Esta es una oportunidad, también, para vivir plenamente los valores de inclusión y solidaridad en nuestras familias y comunidades de fe. […]

Valuing Families: Christian Education for the Household of God | A CLGS Asian/Pacific Islander Roundtable Resource

We are proud to reissue this resource produced by the CLGS Asian/Pacific Islander (API) Roundtable! Most mainstream Christian congregational education programs that affirm lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people focus on sexual orientation identity and diversity to serve the goal of inclusion. This approach is clearly helpful for sexual and gender minorities struggling against […]

The Sex and Religion Project Curriculum

The Sex and Religion Project was created by Steven Anderson, CSR Graduate, and includes 6 downloadable pamphlets on the following topics: An Introduction to Sexual Identity An Introduction to Society and Sexuality An Introduction to the Bible’s “Clobber Passages” The Importance of Queer Theology The Importance of a Theology of Social Change The Case for […]

An LGBTQIA+ Vocabulary | A NEW CLGS Resource for Faith Communities

An LGBTQIA+ Vocabulary: A Resource for Faith Communities Contents Dear Reader Defining Broad Concepts LGBTQIA+ Symbols Vocabulary Words Not to Use or to Use Only With Permission Additional Resources for LGBTQIA+ People of Faith and Allies Sources ❦ Dear Reader: Since 2000, The Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion (CLGS) at Pacific School […]