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Trans Seminarian Cohort Now Accepting Applications

by Justin Tanis

We Are Now Accepting Applications for the 7th Annual Trans Seminarian Cohort! The Trans Seminarian Cohort is a joint project of CLGS, The Freedom Center for Social Justice, and the National LGBTQ Task Force. The Cohort is a year-long opportunity to join with transgender, gender non-conforming, and genderqueer seminary students for theological engagement, mentoring, networking, and […]

Gay Orthodox Rabbinical Student Refused Ordination

by Justin Tanis

By Jane Litman, Coordinator, Jewish Roundtable Most people are not aware that even within Orthodox Judaism there are great differences in practice and outlook.  Twenty years ago, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah (YCT) was founded in opposition to the more socially conservative Yeshivah College, as a haven for Modern (or Open) Orthodox future rabbis.  Since then, YCT […]

Faith Community Applauds Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Pro-LGBTQ Executive Order

by Justin Tanis

Faith leaders praised Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer this week for issuing an executive order which aims to prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ people. Whitmer’s executive order provides nondiscrimination protections to LGBTQ Michiganders who serve as state employees or state contractors. Rev. Dr. Roland Stringfellow, who works with African American clergy as part of The Umoja Project, […]

Welcome to the 6th Trans Seminarian Cohort and a new Cohort Faculty Member

by Justin Tanis

By Rev. Jakob Hero-Shaw, Coordinator, CLGS Transgender Roundtable The Trans Seminarian Cohort is a joint project of CLGS, the National LGBTQ Task Force, and the Freedom Center for Social Justice. The Cohort is a year-long program that runs from September through August. This month we will be welcoming our sixth Cohort to the program! We […]

The use of Latinx is transgressive and liberative!!!

by Justin Tanis

By Rev. Dr. Carla E. Roland Guzmán The use of Latinx is transgressive and liberative!!! Why does the Latinx Roundtable uses Latinx (LRT)?  Language matters.  Language not only describes our understanding of the world about us, but language can also shape our reality.  Although I am a Latinx person from Puerto Rico, I often talk about […]

Jewish clergy summit confronts Trumpism

by Justin Tanis

In July the Jewish Roundtable of CLGS hosted a Summit for LGBTQ Jewish clergy on Confronting Trumpism.  Forty spiritual leaders gathered for plenaries, workshops and worship.  The rabbis and cantors were a diverse group: ranging in age from their twenties to their eighties; serving in academia, varying sized congregations, and social justice organizations; differently abled; […]

A Statement from Faith, Family, Equality: The Latinx Roundtable

by CLGSAdminy1

Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints; […]