Dec 18, 2014

Advent for, many Catholics, is a time of patience and reflection, a time of wonder and amazement.

Blogger:Jes StevensQueer Catholic
Dec 15, 2014

The Christmas season is a difficult time of year for me.

I am always bothered by our culture's egregious forms of commercialism—and its either lack of or its anemic recognition of other forms for religious holidays like Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Ramadan, and the celebration of the winter solstice during this season.

Blogger:Rev. Irene MonroeBlogger/Syndicated Religion Columnist, Huffington Post
Dec 09, 2014

On November 24, a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown.

Believe Out Loud laments this decision and the continued devaluation of black lives in the United States of America.

Dec 17, 2014

Last fall I finally had enough. Enough of hearing the Roman Catholic Church romanticize the materially poor. Enough of watching the Roman Catholic Church fire married gays and lesbians from public ministry from high schools and churches. Enough of trying to defend the Roman Catholic Church’s practice of ordaining only celibate men to the priesthood. Enough is enough.

Blogger:Benjamin BrenkertTheology Student
Dec 12, 2014

Several weeks ago I was interviewed for a piece in the Huffington Post about LGBT Christians.

Blogger:Jeza BelleDrag Queen, Comedian & Author
Dec 08, 2014

If my purpose is to create change, to help bring about the end of legalized discrimination against LGBT people, my actions should be such that they are effective at bringing about that change. If I want to help people understand what it is like to be transgender, I need to present a message that more effectively gives people that opportunity. 

Blogger:Stephanie MottExecutive Director, Kansas Statewide Transgender Education Project
Dec 16, 2014

Etched in my memory on a daily basis these days are the Black men who have been killed over the last several months by people whose task it was to protect and serve them.

Blogger:Rev. Mykal SlackReverend, Activist, Public Speaker, Blogger, 4Lyfe Ministries
Dec 10, 2014

It was an idea whose time had come. For two decades, Rev. Dr. Stephen Suleeman, lecturer at Jakarta Theological Seminary, held fast to a dream for a LGBT-affirming faith conference in Indonesia.

His dream was realized with the International Consultation on the Church and Homophobia, November 23 - 26 at Jakarta Theological Seminary.

Blogger:Dr. Michael AdeeDirector, Global Faith & Justice Project, Horizons Foundation
Dec 05, 2014

Being visibly trans or gender non-conforming in the world means you have the privilege of dealing with a lot of people’s feelings about your presence more than you care to.

Blogger:J Mase IIIFounder, awQward Talent

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