A collection of films, web-series, and op-docs that relate to the lives of LGBTQ people in Africa, originally part of the Religious Institute’s Gilead Sabbath Initiative.
Throughout the world and in the U.S., there are many different groups of activists and organizers working to secure the rights, health, and security of LGBTQ people globally. Here is a non-exhaustive list of Global LGBTQ Jorganizations. Take some time to learn more about these organizations and consider how your community might support the work […]
Gilead Sabbath ›› Social Action Resources ›› Location-Specific LGBTQ Organizations Location-Specific LGBTQ Organizations Across the globe, there are many different groups of activists and organizers working to secure the rights, health, and security of LGBTQ people within a specific geographic context. Here is a non-exhaustive list of those location-specific LGBTQ organizations. Take some time to learn more about these organizations and […]
Gilead Sabbath ›› Social Action Resources ›› Advocate for Global LGBTQ Justice How Your Community Can Advocate With the help of our Gilead Sabbath Advisory Committee, we have developed a number of ways your community can be involved in advocating around the violence, discrimination, and persecution of LGBTQ people in the United States and across the globe. Click the links below […]
Suited for longer, more in-depth religious education courses, these reports and long-reads below offer more extensive portrayals of the experiences and histories of violence and discrimination against LGBQ people, originally part of the Religious Institute’s Gilead Sabbath Initiative.
A collection of photojournalism exhibits related to religion and LGBTQ life across the globe. These images could be used in religious education sessions as well as a conduit for prayerful reflection, originally part of the Religious Institute’s Gilead Sabbath Initiative.
Gilead Sabbath ›› Educational Resources ›› Fact Sheet for Faith Communities This fact sheet gives a broad sense of the realities of LGBTQ people in African countries. We encourage you to share it with your community and to engage in dialogue around the issues it presents. Click here for a PDF version of this fact sheet. ANTI-LGBTQ LAWS IN […]
Gilead Sabbath ›› Worship Resources ›› Responsive Reading Responding to the experiences of LGBTQ people in the U.S. and across the globe is at the core of the Gilead Sabbath Initiative. By incorporating a responsive reading into your service, your community embodies response in its worship. Feel free to modify this responsive reading as best suits your community and context Responsive Reading […]
A collection of sermons preached as part of the Gilead Sabbath Initiative.
As the highest court of the United Methodist Church, the Judicial Council’s decision will be the United Methodist Church’s final ruling on the matter. It validates the reinstatement and upholds a ruling initially made earlier this year by the Northeastern Jurisdiction appeals committee, a lower regional court. Schaefer was defrocked in December 2013 after being found guilty of judicial charges for performing his son’s same-sex marriage.