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Nov 26, 2015

Where can I go from your spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there....If I say, ‘Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light around me become night’, even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is as bright as the day, for darkness is as light to you.

Blogger:Rev. Dr. Rebecca VoelkelDirector, Center for Sustainable Justice
Nov 23, 2015

As the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) concluded its annual meeting last week, it revealed itself as grossly out of touch with both grassroots Catholicism and Pope Francis.

Though some objected, the strong majority of U.S. bishops set forth an agenda that has little to do with the Gospel of Jesus.

Blogger:Marianne T. Duddy-BurkeExecutive Director, DignityUSA
Nov 19, 2015

In an important step towards ending violence against trans people, the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus hosted a forum this Tuesday that brought together advocates and community leaders, including Harper Jean Tobin, the Policy Director for the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE).

Nov 25, 2015

The Lakota creation story has the People springing forth from a hole in the ground somewhere in the Black Hills. That idea resonates with me, perhaps because there are many holes in what I know about my heritage. A hole in the ground is as good a place as any; I am very rooted to the Earth, and connected to the animals, the rocks, and the forests.

Blogger:Lynn YoungSeminarian, Chicago Theological Seminary
Nov 21, 2015

As Transgender Awareness Week comes to a close, we pause today to honor the journeys of transgender and gender non-conforming people of faith by sharing the 10 journey stories below. These blogs are all written by transgender people of faith, a majority of whom identify as Christian.

Blogger:Alison AmyxSenior Editor, Believe Out Loud
Nov 18, 2015

A couple of weeks ago I had the great opportunity to participate in the Faith and Family Power Summit in Salt Lake City, UT, organized by the National LGBTQ Taskforce.

Blogger:Rev. Izzy AlvaranOrganizer, Reconciling Ministries Network
Nov 24, 2015

As a gay Mormon, I make my home in the borderlands. In a theology that says every man must be married to a woman in order to be with God and progress in heaven, gay Mormons are anomalies. No one quite knows what to do with us.

Blogger:Kent BlakeStudent, Gay Mormon, Bridge-builder
Nov 20, 2015

Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance / Resilience. Today we honor gender non-conforming and transgender people who have been killed in acts of racist, transphobic violence.

Blogger:Reese RathjenDevelopment & Strategy Consultant
Nov 16, 2015

A few days ago, I got a letter from my archbishop.

I couldn't even wait to get up the stairs to my apartment. The envelope was torn long before I keyed myself into the door and I even scrambled to take a picture of the fact—wind-tossed hair, lacking makeup, it didn't matter to me. I had heard back.

Blogger:Leslie RouserWriter, Consultant

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