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Continuing the Work: African-American Roundtable and Religious Liberty

by Justin Tanis

by Rev. Dr. Roland Stringfellow, Coordinator of the African-American Roundtable,  rstringfellow@clgs.org   In partnership with the Center for American Progress, the National LGBTQ Task Force, Freedom for All Americans, ACLU of Michigan, Equality Michigan and Inclusive Justice (Michigan’s progressive faith organizing council), I have continued my work with four African-American organizers who did outreach with several Black […]

Join a delegation to El Salvador–October 2018

by Justin Tanis

In October 2018, the long-awaited canonization of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero will take place. One ceremony at the Vatican, in Rome, will be presided by the Pope. The other celebration takes place in San Salvador at the Fiesta del Pueblo. Salvadorans from all walks-of-life are gathering to commemorate and honor Archbishop Romero as the first […]

52 Ways #25: Celebrate Pride

by Justin Tanis

Many of us have shown our inclusive faith by participating in Pride parades around the country. This is critical to counteract the ongoing fallacy that all, or even most, people of faith stand in opposition to LGBTQ rights. Religious groups who protest Pride celebrations alienate many of the attendees and can even re-awaken the pain […]

52 Ways #23: Recognize the discrimination that LGBTQ people face

by Justin Tanis

Did you know that half of LGBTQ people in this country live in states where there are no protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity? Many people think such discrimination is already illegal, but only 21 states and the District of Columbia ban discrimination in employment and housing; one other state, Wisconsin, […]

CLGS is hiring a Major Gifts Officer

by CLGSAdminy1

CLGS is hiring a Major Gifts Officer. Download this information as a PDF. Job Summary The CLGS Major Gifts Officer (MGO) is responsible for the planning and implementation of the Center’s Endowment Campaign [80% of the position]; the MGO will also provide ancillary support for the CLGS Annual Fund [10%], and the CLGS Annual Spring […]

52 Ways #14: Be visible at Pride

by CLGSAdminy1

Pride festivals—held in many towns and cities across the country—are a fantastic way to reach out to LGBTQ people and our allies and let people know about your inclusive stance. It is also an important witness that people of faith can be accepting and supportive of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Your […]

52 Ways #12 Join your denominational LGBTQ affirming ministries or start one!

by CLGSAdminy1

People from your own spiritual tradition can be a great resource. They know the particular challenges and opportunities for inclusion that your denomination faces, along with an understanding of how best to engage your unique religious heritage. They may also have great ideas, initiatives, and resources that can help you along. In addition, you can […]

52 Ways #10 Include transgender people

by CLGSAdminy1

Your congregation may have made the decision to welcome people of all sexual orientations before there was a significant awareness about including gender identity. You may have already talked about and worked on including gay, lesbian and bisexual people, but not transgender people. Now is a great time to revisit those conversations and expand your […]

World AIDS Day 2017: The Right to Health

by CLGSAdminy1

At the Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion, we believe in the United Nations theme for this World AIDS Day: The Right to Health. We affirm the rights of all people to healthy bodies, minds and spirits, recognizing that there are many paths to health and wholeness. Today, we remember the 35 million […]

LGBT Religious History Award Deadline Extended to December 11, 2017

by CLGSAdminy1

The LGBT Religious Archives Network is inviting submissions of papers for the 2017-18 LGBT Religious History Award.  This award is the only academic award given for research and writing in the field of LGBTQIA religious history.  The guidelines for submissions can be found here:  https://www.lgbtran.org/HistoryAward.aspx   The deadline for submissions has been extended to Monday, December 11, 2017.