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This full article written by Jay Johnson, CLGS Senior Director of Academic Research and Resources, reflects on the Episcopal Church's General Convention decision to overturn "the 2006 moratorium on electing lesbian and gay bishops, recognize a local option for developing liturgical rites to bless same-sex unions and call for transgender civil rights at the local, state and federal levels."
PSR alumnus David Hansen was installed at Brookings United Church of Christ in South Dakota on June 21.
PSR alumna Beth Garnaas-Holmes has been named the new pastor at Marlow United Methodist Church in New Hampshire.
New Spirit Community Church, who worship in PSR's Chapel of the Great Commission will host MCC founder Troy Perry at a benefit on Saturday, July 18. Perry will also deliver the sermon during New Spirit's weekly worship service on Sunday, July 19 at 11am. See full story for details.
PSR associate professor of Old Testament Jeffrey Kuan spoke at the ground breaking of the UC Berkeley affiliated Wesley Center's large-scale renovations.
In a story that was picked up around the world, Roland Stringfellow, coordinator of CLGS's Bay Area Coalition of Welcoming Congregations comments on the recent YouTube video of a Connecticut church's attempt to "exorcise" homosexuality from a teen.
Rev. Irene Monroe, coordinator of the CLGS African-American Roundtable, speaks about her coming out experience on a nationally-syndicated NPR show.
Mark D. Wilson, former PSR faculty member and now pastor of Tapestry Ministries, which worships in the Ecumenical Center of Berkeley across from PSR campus, discusses his life as a gay man and preacher of the Gospel.
Irene Monroe, CLGS African-American Roundtable coordinator, shares her thoughts on "Proposition Hate." She writes, "a government is ethically bankrupt when it legally frames a minority group's civil rights as a ballot question."
D. Mark Wilson, pastor of Tapestry Ministries and former PSR faculty member, and Jay Johnson, senior director of academic research and resources at CLGS, are quoted in this article questioning the role of clergy as agents of the state in performing marriages.