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Mar 23, 2018

A Pastoral Letter to the PCUSA: For some time, the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. (PCUSA) has been working to reflect in the life of our church the place of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people (LGBTQ) in God’s heart. This is all good. It is also a process.

Blogger:Rev. Dr. Janet EdwardsPresbyterian Minister
Mar 09, 2018

Dear friends and colleagues, 

There are few things certain in life, but change is certain. Today I am writing to share a significant change in my ministry and why this shift is critical. 

Blogger:Rev. Candy HolmesClergy, People of African Descent, Metropolitan Community Church
Dec 26, 2017

The holidays can be the toughest time of the year. We expect warm nostalgia, celebrations—both sacred and secular—overflowing with family warmth and bonding. For queer people estranged from their families of origin, this can be doubly difficult. Grief, too, can be one of hardest things to deal with around the holidays.

Blogger:Rev. Dr. Angela YarberFounder and Creative Director, Holy Women Icons Project
Mar 22, 2018

For some people, religion has no influence their way of living. For others, religion is as important as breathing. Whichever way you experience religion, there’s no denying that it is a main topic of discussion, from the media to family dinner tables. 

Blogger:Wafa DemashkiahStudent
Feb 28, 2018

As we wrap up Black History Month, my mind and heart are returning to Rev. Darlene Garner and the injustice she experienced at the hands of the Metropolitan Community Church, a denomination to which she faithfully gave her leadership and ministry.

Blogger:Dr. Michael AdeeDirector, Global Faith & Justice Project, Horizons Foundation
Dec 20, 2017

The holiday season is rough for many people in the LGBTQ community.

Extra expectations, financial strains, and social isolation cause depression rates to rise. Many people have tensions with their loved ones over their sexuality and gender expression. When that’s coupled with the extra religious observances that take place in the holiday season, it can be rough.

Blogger:Verdell A. WrightResearcher/Writer
Mar 16, 2018

An open letter to white people of faith: 

At every point in the history of the United States there have been people whose faith has provided the bedrock for lifelong efforts to end violence, oppression, and inequity—Dorothy Day, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Bishop Gene Robinson—and there have been others who have used their religion as a weapon to further these same forces; to maintain the oppressive status quo rather than challenge it.

Blogger:Zr. Alex KapitanActivist, Organizer & Educator
Feb 16, 2018

Only for a moment, was it an unmatched statistic. 

When 49 people were gunned to death in what was for some – the only safe space where they could be themselves; we watched, cried, and prayed in horror. But only for a moment did that stand as the largest mass slaying of Americans targeted by an “active shooter” actively engaged in unleashing a fusillade of bullets into a crowd of people in a confined space. Only for a moment.

Blogger:Rev. Julie Johnson Staples, J.D.Executive Director, Intersections International
Dec 20, 2017

When I read Rev. Cody Sanders' new little gem, A Brief Guide to Ministry with LGBTQIA Youth, I get the feeling that I’m sitting with a very smart and very compassionate friend. He knows that I am eager, but a little intimidated.

Blogger:Rev. Dr. Sonia WatersAssistant Professor of Pastoral Theology, Princeton Seminary