LGBTQ Spirituality

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A Call to Queer Solidarity: A Reflection by Rev. Jakob Hero-Shaw

by CLGSAdminy1

Where you go, I will go;     where you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people     and your God my God. Where you die, I will die,     and there will I be buried. (Ruth 1:16b-17a) This language is striking. These words are often used in weddings, for obvious reason; they speak of loving […]

The Space Between Us by Maij Vu Mai

by CLGSAdminy1

The Space Between Us By Maij Vu Mai “…ritual is, above all else, the yardstick by which people measure their state of connection with the hidden ancestral realm, with which the entire community is genetically connected…The abandonment of ritual can be devastating…Where ritual is absent, the young ones are restless or violent, there are no […]

Happy Jewish New Year!

by CLGSAdminy1

CLGS is an interfaith organization, affirming the importance of religious and cultural diversity. It includes a specifically Jewish Roundtable that serves the needs of Jewish queer people. September marks the beginning of the Jewish High Holy Days.  This period of religious observance opens with the Jewish New Year, Rosh HaShanah; continues with the Day of […]

The Bible Is Not A Weapon: Faith & Queerness with Bernard Schlager

by Bernard Schlager

Have you ever felt the weight of fear when your spirituality seems to contradict your identity? In this recent episode of the Deep Dive Podcast CLGS Executive Director Bernard Schlager and podcaster Shawn Fettig explore the intricate relationship between faith and queerness for LGBTQ people who grew up queer in the Christian settings. Click here […]

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 […]

Our 2022-2023 Lavender Lunch Series!

by Bernard Schlager

The CLGS 2022-2023 ONLINE Lavender Lunch Series Tuesday, 13 September 2022 | 12:15pm (Pacific Time) | ONLINE Decolonizing Spiritual/Faith-Based Exploration and Formation Maij Mai In this online CLGS Lavender Lunch Maij Mai, Coordinator of the CLGS Asian American/Pacific Islander Roundtable, explores what possibilities can exist when cultivating spiritual/faith-based exploration and formation spaces, particularly for marginalized communities […]

Professor Julia Watts Belser: Queer Bodies: Colliding, Expanding, Flourishing | The 13th Annual | 2022 CLGS Georgia Lecture

by Bernard Schlager
Julia Watts Belser, a white Jewish woman with curly brown hair, sits happily in her wheelchair in front of a pink flowering bush. She's wearing a patterned red blazer and red kippah (beret) to match.

Click here to register for this ONLINE Lecture and follow-up discussion which will be offered via Zoom! Queer Crip Revelation: Disability Dance, Jewish Text, and the Sacred Potency of Difference with Professor Julia Watts Belser The 13th Annual CLGS Georgia Harkness Lecture Thursday, 20 October 2022, at 2:30pm (Pacific Time)   (Online) Join the Center […]