CLGS offers a variety of learning opportunities at the intersection of gender, sexuality, and religion in partnership with Pacific School of Religion.
Certificate of Sexuality and Religion: On the PSR campus, online, and in experimental satellite locations, CLGS teaches and administers a professional course of study designed to enhance the advocacy skills for the LGBT community and of those working with communities of faith.
Certificate of Gender, Sexuality & The Bible: CLGS is partnering with PSR’s Theological Education for Leadership program to offer this new online course of study in the fall of 2015 for pastors, religious professionals, lay leaders and anyone interested in deepening their knowledge on the topic. Six highly engaging, sensitive, and community-minded monthly online sessions will bring participants into direct conversation with seminary faculty, faith leaders, and each other.
Living OutFront Curriculum Project: The CLGS Curriculum Project responds to the ongoing need for congregation-based education and training at the intersection of gender, sexuality and religion, especially with a view toward encouraging and facilitating the full inclusion of LGBTQ people in faith communities and empowering those same communities to work for LGBTQ social justice in the wider society.
Bi-Annual Lecture Series: As part of the Center’s work in fostering and promoting the latest research and scholarship in LGBTQ-related religious concerns, CLGS hosts two lectures during the academic year – the Georgia Harkness Lecture in the fall and the John E. Boswell Lecture in the spring. These lectures are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, all lectures take place on the campus of Pacific School of Religion Campus in Berkeley, California.
Marcella Althaus Reid Award: Until her untimely death in February, 2009, Marcella Althaus-Reid was a leading Latin American feminist liberation theologian, probably best known for her pioneering work in using “queer theory” for Christian theology. To honor Professor Althaus-Reid’s pioneering spirit and to encourage even more work at the intersection of scholarship and advocacy, CLGS inaugurated an annual award in her name for the best student essay in queering religion and theology.