Coalition of Welcoming Congregations

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52 Ways #3: Learn More about LGBTQ People in your Area

by CLGSAdminy1

Take some time and learn more about LGBTQ people, especially those in your local area. It is important to understand the joys and challenges that the community experiences beyond the stereotypes. Recognize that there are people of all sexual orientations and gender identities in every racial and cultural group. Do some investigation. Find a local […]

52 Ways #2: Be Visible!

by CLGSAdminy1

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

by CLGSAdminy1

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! […]

Free workshops on Intersectional work for Bay Area Communities of Faith

by Bernard Schlager

The Coalition of Welcoming Congregations (CWC), a program of the Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion (CLGS) is offering free workshops to Bay Area communities of faith to explore issues of intersectional justice. You’ll have the opportunity to engage one or more issues such as racial justice, immigration, and trans inclusion. Workshops are […]

Bay Area Open & Affirming Research Survey (We Need Your Input!)

by Bernard Schlager

Greetings Friends and Colleagues, We would like to invite Open & Affirming Congregations of the Bay Area to participate in a first-of-its-kind research project on Open and Affirming faith communities who have made a commitment to affirm lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people and welcome them fully into your congregation and ministry. Through […]