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Jan 10, 2017

Next week, the staff of Believe Out Loud will join more than 4,000 attendees in Philadelphia at the 29th annual Creating Change conference, which is hosted each year by the National LGBTQ Task Force. 

Jan 04, 2017

In December, we saw some significant good news out of Massachusetts: the anti-LGBT organization Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) voluntarily withdrew a lawsuit they filed in October that would have created an unprecedented, extraordinary exemption to Massachusetts' statewide nondiscrimination law that was updated this past year to include protections for transgender people in public places.

Blogger:Kasey SuffrediniChief Program Officer, Freedom for All Americans
Jan 13, 2017

I was a Catholic for over fifty years. I was president of the Altar Boys (how many women can say that?). I was involved with religious groups at my high school. I was a Eucharistic Minister. I played piano at Mass for over 25 years. I worked retreats for high school seniors and ran retreats in parishes. 

Blogger:JJ GufredaAuthor, Playwright, Performer
Jan 05, 2017

Lilith has been a misunderstood, appropriated, and redeemed woman throughout the ages. Many feminists claim her as an empowering figure in Jewish mythology, with contemporary artists such as Sarah McLachlan, who created the all-women music tour, “Lilith Fair,” reclaiming her story. 

Blogger:Rev. Dr. Angela YarberAuthor. Artist. Activist.
Jan 12, 2017

This week is National Migration Week, an annual event convened by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to focus attention on the plight of migrants, refugees, and victims of human trafficking in our world. This year’s theme for National Migration week, drawn from Pope Francis, is “Creating a Culture of Encounter.”

Blogger:Bob ShineYoung Adult and Social Media Coordinator, New Ways Ministry
Jan 05, 2017

My entire life has been an exercise in chasing after the fulfillment of being known. 

I was born in Caracas, Venezuela but have lived in the Latin diaspora since I was 3 years old. I have never returned home.

Blogger:AnaYelsi Velasco-SanchezOrganizing and Programs Director, The Reformation Project
Dec 21, 2016

Tis the season! Those of us in ministry have spent this Advent rallying our minds, hearts and spirits to find celebratory tones of hope. 

Blogger:Rev. Louis MitchellCommunity Engagement Consultant, Transfaith

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