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Originally broadcast December 1st, 2021. Features contributions from an LGBT dancer, LGBT clergy, and Cathedral of Hope music department and clergy. Participating LGBT clergy included: Pastor Darryl Brown Jr., Founding Senior Pastor of Kingdom Builders Christian Center (Omaha, Nebraska) Reverend Jess Chancey, Co-Chair of the United Church of Christ Disabilities Ministries Board of Directors and Chaplain at Regions Hospital (St. Paul, Minnesota) Rabbi Denise L. Eger, D.D., Senior Founding Rabbi of Kol Ami (West Hollywood, California) Reverend Paul Eknes-Tucker, Senior Pastor of Pilgrim Church UCC (Birmingham, Alabama) Reverend Tijuana L. Gray, Pastor of Metropolitan Community Church of Topeka (Topeka, Kansas) Reverend Bertram Johnson, Chaplain at Union Theological Seminary in (New York, New York) Reverend Rob Newells-Newton, Associate Minister of Imani Community Church (Oakland, California) Reverend Dr. Roland Stringfellow, Senior Pastor of MCC Detroit and the Director of the African American Roundtable of the Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion (Detroit, Michigan) Reverend Dr. Neil G. Thomas, Senior Pastor of Cathedral of Hope (Dallas, Texas), Bishop Joseph Tolton, Founder and President of Interconnected Justice and Executive Director of The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries (Global).
Musical performances by Cathedral of Hope Orchestra, Cantus, Sweet Honey and the Rock, Turtle Creek Chorale, Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps Symphonic Band. Dancing by Myles Hunter. Tributes to poet Essex Hemphill and writer/activist Joseph Beam.
Originally broadcast April 4th, 2021. Featuring contributions from an LGBT artist, LGBT clergy, the BOL and Union Theological Seminary interns, staff, and community members. Participating LGBT clergy and seminary interns included: Pastor Tabatha Holley (New Day Church, Bronx, N.Y.), Rev. Jes Kast (Faith UCC, State College, P.A.), Fr. Ricardo R. Lopez (The Episcopal Churches in Odessa, T.X.: St. John’s, St. Barnabas and San Miguel Arcangel), Rev. Fr. Jerry Maynard (The People’s Church, Houston), Rev. Mykal O. Slack (Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism, Raleigh-Durham, N.C.), Kimberley Gordy, Master of Divinity student (Union Theological Seminary, New York, NY), Sulkiro Song Master of Divinity student (Union Theological Seminary, New York, NY). Art by Mildred Thompson (Magnetic Fields) . Musical performances by Gary Mitchell, Jr., San Diego Women’s Chorus and Ellis Montes. ASL Interpretation by Parker Burton.
Originally broadcast December 24th, 2020. Featuring contributions from LGBT clergy, the BOL and Union Theological Seminary interns, staff, and community members. Participating LGBT clergy and seminary interns included: Rev. Karen Geiger-Behm (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio), Rev. Bertram Johnson (Union Theological Seminary, New York, NY), Rev. Bruce P. Lamb (The Riverside Church in the City of New York, New York, NY) Kimberley Gordy, Master of Divinity student (Union Theological Seminary, New York, NY) and Sulkiro Song Master of Divinity student (Union Theological Seminary, New York, NY). Musical performances by The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, D.C., and The Stonewall Chorale.
Originally broadcast June 28, 2020. Featuring contributions from our Muslim, Jewish and Christian partners around the world, including Rev. Kyndra Frazier of KYND, Inc. (New York, NY), Rabbi Amichai Lau-Levie of Lab/Shul (New York, NY) Pastor Darryl Brown, Jr., of Black and Pink (Omaha, NE), Rev. Nixie Ramos of Cristo Para Todos (Levittown, Puerto Rico), and Seyran Ates of Ibn Rushd-Goethe Moschee (Berlin, Germany). Musical performances by the Stonewall Chorale, Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington and West End Collegiate Church Choir.
Originally broadcast April 12, 2020. Featured on the front page of The Advocate! Featuring Rev. Ann Kansfeld of Greenpoint Reformed Church (Brooklyn, NY), Rev. Roland Stringfellow of MCC Detroit (Detroit, MI), Rev. Malte Stets KKBS (Berlin, Germany), Rev. Debra Hopkins of Essentials for Life Ministries (Charlotte, NC) and Rev. Ron Buford of Congregational Community Church of Sunnyvale, CA. Musical performance by the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington.