Lavender Lunches

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Decolonizing Spiritual/Faith-Based Exploration and Formation: An Online CLGS Lavender Lunch with Maij Mai

Click here to view a recording of this CLGS Lavender Lunch! In this online CLGS Lavender Lunch Maij Mai explores what possibilities can exist when cultivating spiritual/faith-based exploration and formation spaces, particularly for marginalized communities whose experiences do not align with institutionalized faith-based spaces, communities, and traditions. Maij also considers a variety of decolonial possibilities in […]

CLGS Announces Our Fall 2022 ONLINE Lavender Lunch Series!

The CLGS Fall 2022 ONLINE Lavender Lunch Series Tuesday, 13 September 2022 | 12:15pm (Pacific Time) | ONLINE Decolonizing Spiritual/Faith-Based Exploration and Formation Maij Mai In this online CLGS Lavender Lunch Maij Mai, Coordinator of the CLGS Asian American/Pacific Islander Roundtable, explores what possibilities can exist when cultivating spiritual/faith-based exploration and formation spaces, particularly for marginalized […]

Queering and TRANScending: Trans and Nonbinary Seminarian Leaders for Social Justice

To view a video recording of this CLGS Event, click here! In this online CLGS Lavender Lunch members of our Trans Seminarian Leadership Cohort explore the complicated dynamics of ministry and religious leadership in extraordinary times.  Presenters invite attendees to explore their own leadership experiences (both religious and secular) to help “queer” the concept of […]

Love Is My Sanctuary: A CLGS Lavender Lunch with Unoma Azuah

Click here for a video recording of this CLGS Lavender Lunch via Zoom! In this CLGS Lavender Lunch Unoma Azuah explores a variety of themes related to her experiences as an African, lesbian immigrant to the United States.  She also shares excerpts from her recently-published memoir, Embracing My Shadow: Growing up Lesbian in Nigeria, and […]

Is Your Faith Community Safe for Trans Folks? An ONLINE CLGS Lavender Lunch with our Trans* Seminarians Leadership Cohort

Click here to view a video recording of this CLGS Lavender Lunch! In this online panel discussion we explore ways that faith communities can become safer spaces for trans and nonbinary congregants, participants, and leaders. Members of our Trans Seminarian Cohort – and other trans and nonbinary panelists – will discuss some of the successes and pitfalls […]

The Interfaith Queery: A CLGS Lavender Lunch with Tahil Sharma

Click here to view a video recording of this online CLGS Lavender Lunch! The intersection of faith and spirituality with gender and sexuality provides both a history of trauma and a precedent for inclusion.  In this online CLGS Lavender Lunch, Tahil Sharma explores the ways that the current interfaith movement makes it possible for religious and […]