Liberating Religious Liberty is a project of the Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion at Pacific School of Religion. We seek to address the ways in which the concept of religious liberty is being used to further discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. We are working to develop and amplify an accurate and theologically based perspective of what religious liberty is and how it should be used, and make the case for why religious liberty should not be used as a license to discriminate.
On April 18, 2015, we held our first Liberating Religious Liberty symposium in Berkeley, California to address the ways in which the concept of religious liberty is being used to further discrimination and engage people of faith in standing up and speaking out in favor of LGBTQ rights. Since then, we have partnered with other national and local organizations to hold forums which address this topic and engage religious leaders. We plan to hold future convenings with faith leaders and communities across the country to mobilize against local RFRA bills and counter right-wing distortions of religious liberty.
CLGS’ mission is to advance the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and to transform faith communities and the wider society by taking a leading role in shaping a new public discourse on religion, gender identity and sexuality through education, research, community building and advocacy.
To learn more about the work of CLGS, please visit our website at www.clgs.org.
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