Thursday, October 15, 2015 (All day) to Saturday, October 17, 2015 (All day)
The Eighth Annual Multi-Faith Transgender Summit will bring together religious activists, leaders, students, and practitioners from across a variety of faith traditions to explore intersectionalities of religion and trans* identities. This 3-day event will include workshops, discussion groups, and academic presentations.
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and a Professor of Theology walk into a room ... what happens next? Find out! Join us for a great conversation as Dr. Jay Johnson interviews the Sisters about theology, spirituality, good works, and great fun. Of course there will be refreshments!
Pacific School of Religion Quad, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley
Join us in celebrating this year’s National Coming Out Day with refreshments, music, and community. There will also be a CLGS Library book giveaway that includes a vast selection of gender and sexuality centered fiction and nonfiction books.
Sponsored by the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry at Pacific School of Religion www.clgs.org
Pacific School of Religion, Mudd 100, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley
In this workshop we will look at steps and some strategies of bringing your congregation to a place of inclusion of transgender people through awareness, understanding, allyship, and advocacy. This workshop touches on the typical "Trans 101" work but goes deeper. This workshop is cosponsored by the Coalition of Welcoming Congregations and will be presented by Lee Whittaker.
Upstairs chronicles the New Orleans arson fire of June 24, 1973, that killed 32 people at the Up Stairs Lounge, a gay bar known for its affiliation with the LGBT affirming Metropolitan Community Church (MCC). In the months after the tragedy, the fire was virtually ignored by local leaders, law enforcement, institutions, some families of the victims, and the wider world.