CLGS 20th Anniversary Year

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52 Ways #42: Celebrate Juneteenth!

by CLGSAdminy1

On 19 June 1865 Union General Gordon Granger proclaimed in Galveston, Texas, the federal government’s decree that all previously-enslaved people in Texas were free; this proclamation was read over two and a half years after the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation, which had been signed by President Abraham Lincoln on 1 January 1863. It is […]

Join CLGS for our Souls a’ Fire 7 ONLINE Conference: 13-14 March 2021!

by Bernard Schlager

CLGS’ Souls A’Fire 7 Conference | An ONLINE Gathering for Black Queer Theology! 13-14 March 2021 Register Below for Day One and/or Day Two of this Conference Register Day One Register Day Two Why this gathering is important: This event will highlight an inclusive vision among African-American pastors, parishioners, and community leaders on the topic of welcoming and […]

“A Center at the Center of the Storm” — A Founding Document of CLGS

by CLGSAdminy1

During our 20th Anniversary Year of Celebration here at CLGS we are looking back at important moments, events, and resources created in the Center’s history, which now spans two decades. Below is an essay written in 2008 by Professor Mary Tolbert, our founding Executive Director.  Aptly entitled The Center at the Center of the Storm, […]

A New Year’s Call to Prayer for 2021

by CLGSAdminy1

Gracious Creator, As we enter this new year, we have an array of emotions. We feel joyous, as we have with each dawning of a year full of hope and possibilities. We feel anxious, as we carry over the emotional heaviness from 2020. We feel generous, as we desire to give to others who bore […]