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Bisexuality: Take Action

The harmful effects of discrimination, marginalization, and invisibility on bisexual+ people are clear. This is why faith communities must lead the way in welcoming and celebrating the gifts of bisexuality. It’s important for people of faith to challenge bi-erasure and biphobia in the public arena, taking stances for justice and social action because of their […]

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Explore Your Theology of Bisexuality

Reflecting on the theology of bisexuality helps us expand our image of the divine. Some theological concepts to reflect on include: A sexual ethic focused on personal relationships and social justice (as called for in the Religious Declaration on Sexual Morality, Justice, and Healing) The diversity, beauty, and wonder of creation The interconnectedness of justice […]

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Learn About Bisexuality

The Religious Institute uses this definition of bisexuality. An enduring romantic, emotional, and/or sexual attraction toward people of more than one sex or gender. We use this definition to highlight that bisexuality is complex. This definition acknowledges that there are more than two sexes or genders, that there is more than one way to be […]

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Religious Education Resources on Transgender Justice

FACT SHEET FOR FAITH COMMUNITIES The data on this fact sheet comes from the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey. The survey was developed and conducted by the National Center for Transgender Equality. With almost 28,000 respondents, it represents the largest survey ever devoted to the lives and experiences of transgender people. Both this fact sheet and the […]

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Video Stories of LGBTQ People – Gilead Sabbath

Gilead Sabbath ›› Educational Resources ›› Video Stories of LGBTQ People The first-hand stories and experiences of LGBTQ people are central to the Gilead Sabbath. As your community prepare to observe a Gilead Sabbath – through prayer, advocacy, or action – root yourselves in the stories of LGBTQ people. Listen to their stories. Attune your eyes and ears with understanding, […]

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Films, Web-series, & Op-Docs – Gilead Sabbath

Gilead Sabbath ›› Educational Resources ›› Films, Web-series, & Op-Docs Visual material can be an important part of engaging your community in the realities of LGBTQ people in Africa and educating them about the meaning behind a Gilead Sabbath. Here are a collection of films, web-series, and op-docs that relate to the lives of LGBTQ people in Africa. Many are available […]

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Reports and Long-reads – Gilead Sabbath

Gilead Sabbath ›› Educational Resources ›› Reports and Long-reads The reports and long-reads below offer more extensive portrayals of the experiences and histories of as well as the laws and prejudices against LGBTQ people in the U.S. and across the globe. The long-reads offer longer, more-detailed journalistic stories on one particular element of LGBTQ life. Any of these would work well in a religious […]

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Photojournalism Exhibits – Gilead Sabbath

Gilead Sabbath ›› Educational Resources ›› Photojournalism Exhibits Rooting your community in the experiences of LGBTQ people is the best way to educate them about the complex and frequently challenging realities the Gilead Sabbath Initiative seeks to address. The photojournalism exhibits linked below encapsulate  the complexity and humanity of LGBTQ people across the globe. They provide opportunities for education as […]

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Stories from the Field – Rachel Sabbath

This collection of resources focuses on the personal stories of maternal health and mortality from women around the world.  It includes written accounts, photographs and videos that may inspire sermons, educational programs and group discussions. Afghan Midwives Step Up to Save Lives (CNN) http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/07/23/afghan.midwife.training/index.html?eref=rss_world Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rania-al-abdullah/maternal-mortality_b_300052.html http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jodi-jacobson/human-rights-council-decl_b_217201.html Living Proof Project (Bill & Melinda Gates […]

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