LGBTQ Spirituality

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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 […]

52 Ways #27: Build Interfaith Partnerships for Learning and Action

There are amazing people of faith around the world who are working to make our communities inclusive, accepting, diverse, and vibrant. This week, we encourage you to get to know some more of them, especially your neighbors from other faith traditions. We can learn a tremendous amount from each other. Working with those from other […]

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) […]

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 #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 […]