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CLGS is Accepting Applications for Our 2023-2024 Trans Seminarian Leadership Cohort!

by Bernard Schlager

Trans Seminarian Leadership Cohort Application Click here to apply for the 2023-2024 Trans Seminarian Leadership Cohort! The application deadline is Tuesday, 30 May 2023 A Year-Long Leadership Development Program for Transgender, Nonbinary, and Gender-Nonconforming Seminarians For the last ten years, CLGS, the Freedom Center for Social Justice and the National LGBTQ Task Force have sponsored a program for transgender, […]

The Discomfort of Change | Maij Vu Mai

by CLGSAdminy1

As someone who lives with clinical depression, I was MORE than excited for the onset of Spring. By the time March rolled around, I was begging for Spring to come. I couldn’t wait for the sun to stay out for longer periods of time, for the temperatures to rise and melt away the deep cold […]

Queering the Bible | Rabbi Jane Rachel Litman

by CLGSAdminy1

1 May 2023 This month, from the evenings of May 25 through May 27, Jewish people around the world will celebrate the holy days of Shavuot, which, according to ancient Jewish tradition, is the anniversary of the revelation at Sinai in 1314 BCE, though academic scholarship does not support this specific date.  It is a […]

Spiritual Spring Cleaning | Rev. Dr. Roland Stringfellow

by CLGSAdminy1

Spring was sprung this year on March 20th with the Spring Equinox.  The Abrahamic religions have entered into their high holy seasons – Ramadan beginning on March 22nd, the first Seder of Passover beginning the evening of April 5th and Easter Sunday on April 9th.  This is a time of reflection and introspection.  I like […]

Trans Youth and the Battle for Affirming Care

by CLGSAdminy1

As the world started to experience the devastating impact of the global pandemic in 2020, there was more than just a virus stirring throughout this nation. Prior to that year, healthcare bans for trans people weren’t even a blip on the radar of political action. Today, currently about 90 bills are being pushed by lawmakers […]

Black Lives Matter: A Reflection by Rev. Dr. Roland Stringfellow

by CLGSAdminy1

“Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”  This is a phrase many of us have heard before and I reference it here with regard to our nation’s history of honoring and celebrating the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Some of us can remember – although I am sure it […]