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News Sep, 12, 2016
Delegations Of Clergy Lead Moral Marches In Over 30 Capital Cities

On Monday, September 12, 2016, at 11:00 a.m., delegations of clergy will lead “Higher Ground Moral Day of Action” marches at 30 state capitol buildings and the city hall building in the District of Columbia.

Three new states have recently joined the moral march including Delaware, Maryland, and Michigan.  

Blog Sep, 09, 2016
Believe Out Loud Director James Rowe Says Goodbye

I started working at Believe Out Loud almost five years ago. Before that time, I had no idea that there were places to turn to talk about the intersection of being LGBTQ and Christian, other than to talk about it from the harmful narrative that had been forced upon most of us for far too long.  

Blog Jul, 21, 2016
Rev. Dr. Karen Oliveto Becomes United Methodist Church's First Openly Lesbian Bishop

Reconciling Ministries Network celebrates with great joy the election of the first openly lesbian bishop in The United Methodist Church (The UMC). This is an historic moment in the movement of LGBTQ persons for spiritual and civil equality both in the church and the public square.  The election of Rev. Dr.

Blog Jul, 15, 2016
Recap: The Presbyterian Church (USA)’s 222nd General Assembly

The past few weeks have been an emotional roller coaster as tragic news comes in from every corner of our world.

News Jul, 08, 2016
Weeping As Jesus Wept

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

This week we stepped into a period of mourning, overwhelmed by a string of deaths that remind us again that we live in a world of injustice and sorrow.

Blog Jun, 07, 2016
United Methodist Church’s Inhospitality Toward Its LGBTQ Members

The United Methodist Church is in the need of prayer. And, one that emphasizes full inclusion of all its parishioners. 

Blog Jun, 01, 2016
A Path Forward For LGBT United Methodists

There was no headline proclaiming, “Methodist Church OKs Marriage Equality” or “Methodists Finally Embrace LGBTQ People.” Your newsfeed wasn’t lighting up with “Methodists Go Gay!” or, frankly, anything that looked like victory for LGBTQ people in the third-largest Christian denomination in the United States.

Blog May, 18, 2016
Questions Remain After Bishops Address United Methodist Church's Anti-LGBTQI Policies

As spirit-filled protests and demonstrations of support for LGBTQI people fill the halls of the United Methodist Church's General Conference in Portland, the Council of Bishops that serves the denomination has put forward a historic proposal that will be considered by the gat

News May, 12, 2016
500+ LGBTQI Christian Leaders Stand In Solidarity With Our United Methodist Colleagues

To our LGBTQI colleagues in ministry in the United Methodist Church,

Blog May, 11, 2016
Unitarian Universalist Trans Religious Professionals Gather For First-Ever Retreat

Last month marked a historic occasion. From Monday April 11 through Thursday April 14, fifteen Unitarian Universalist transgender and genderqueer ministers and religious educators gathered together in a first-ever retreat at the beautiful Asilomar retreat center in Pacific Grove, California.