Lavender Lunches

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Queer Palestinian Solidarity: A Lavender Lunch with Tarek Abuata

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Click here for a video recording of this CLGS event! CLGS and the newly-formed Palestine Solidarity Round Table (PSRT) at Pacific School of Religion were honored to co-host this Lavender Lunch on the topic of Queer Palestine Solidarity with Tarek Abuata who speaks about a justice-based theology that calls each of us to join together to work for the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Harm Reduction as Queer Ministry: A CLGS Lavender Lunch with Blyth Barnow

In this 1 December 2020 Lavender Lunch Blyth Barnow, Harm Reduction Faith Manager for Faith In Public Life Ohio and founder of Femminary, speaks about their ministry in harm reduction as rooted in the Gospel call to healing, justice, and unconditional love. Click here for a video recording of this event!

Religious Leadership In Congregations During A Time of Pandemic: A Discussion with CLGS Roundtable Coordinators

Click here to access a video recording of this Lavender Lunch via Zoom! Religious Leadership In Congregations During A Time of Pandemic: Continuing the Conversation This CLGS Lavender Lunch continues a discussion (begun last Spring) on religious leadership in Christian and Jewish congregations during a time of pandemic.  The coordinators of our CLGS Roundtables, who serve in […]

From Seminary to Student Affairs: A CLGS Lavender Lunch with Rowan Queathem

Click HERE for a video recording of this Lavender Lunch! In this October 2020 Lavender Lunch recent Pacific School of Religion (PSR) graduate Rowan Queathem (they/he) speaks about their current ministry as the Assistant Director of Diversity & Inclusion at New England College in New Hampshire. Rowan Queathem is a 2019 PSR graduate in the Master […]

Sacred Activism: A CLGS Lavender Lunch with Rev. Dr. Roland Stringfellow

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Click HERE for a video recording of this Lavender Lunch! In this Lavender Lunch Rev. Dr. Roland Stringfellow, Coordinator of the CLGS African American Roundtable and Pastor of MCC Detroit, Michigan, explores “sacred activism” as a vocation to work for justice.  Rooted in our current realities and also building upon past movements of resistance and activism, […]