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Dec 06, 2016

Ever since November 9, I have been a in a state of disbelief, not because of the electorate's decision to select the Republican Party’s candidate, as the President elect, but at the events that have occurred since. There have been a spike in hate crimes, even more divisive rhetoric being spoke and unfortunately there is a clear correlation between these events and the 2016 election season.

Blogger:Lauren FootmanPresident, NAACP PA State Conference Youth and College Division
Dec 02, 2016

“They tried to bury us; they didn’t know we were seeds” —Mexican Proverb

Advent is that particular liturgical season in the Church when there is a focus on the coming of God, incarnate. For many LGBTQIA folks, the Church is not the place where they come for hope or participate in the anticipation of God becoming human.

Blogger:Dr. Robyn Henderson-EspinozaVisiting Assistant Professor of Ethics, Pacific School of Religion
Nov 23, 2016

As I prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, I am reminded of the autumnal harvest time's spiritual significance. 

Blogger:Rev. Irene MonroeBlogger/Syndicated Religion Columnist, Huffington Post
Dec 05, 2016

Perhaps like many of you, I’m reeling and trying to wrap my head and heart around the election results. But maybe like fewer of you, I know this isn’t a new day or some new reality. 

I suspect that the level of violence we’re seeing would’ve happened regardless of the outcome.

Blogger:Rev. Louis MitchellCommunity Engagement Consultant, Transfaith
Dec 01, 2016

Many of the revolutionary women in my Holy Women Icons Project identify as queer in some way. Many are emboldening straight allies. And there are many whose sexuality we know nothing about.

Blogger:Rev. Dr. Angela YarberAuthor. Artist. Activist.
Nov 18, 2016

As we honor and celebrate Trans Awareness Week, we pause today to honor the journeys of transgender and gender nonconforming people of faith by sharing the 10 journey stories below. These blogs are all written by transgender, genderqueer, non-binary, Two Spirit, and gender nonconforming people of faith, a majority of whom identify as Christian.

Blogger:Alison AmyxSenior Communications Strategist, Believe Out Loud
Dec 02, 2016

During the season of Advent, when Christians around the world prepare for the coming of Christ, our families and communities come together to reflect on our spirituality and our beliefs. This year at Believe Out Loud, we’re queering the season of Advent, considering traditional Advent themes as we reflect on our work ahead toward justice for all LGBTQI people.

Blogger:Alison AmyxSenior Communications Strategist, Believe Out Loud
Nov 30, 2016

Advent is the great liturgical season of waiting. We yearn, we search, and we reach out, and we dream of Immanuel who will walk amoung us. We spend much time preparing our homes and our churches for the holiday, and we wait.

Blogger:Lynn YoungSeminarian, Chicago Theological Seminary
Nov 18, 2016

Trigger Warning: description of depression and suicide

Her name was Emily. 

As a pastor, I was always happy to have someone new visit the congregation. 

So I was particularly thrilled when Emily scheduled a meeting with me after visiting worship for the first time. 

Blogger:Rev. Dr. Angela YarberAuthor. Artist. Activist.

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