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News from Alliance Q: Crossbeams June 2017

Sometimes old news is good news! Check out previous editions of Crossbeams here.

The Alliance has a New Name!

Forty years ago at the 1977 Kansas City General Assembly, Carol Blakley, a woman from Caldwell, Idaho, stood at the speak-out microphone of the General Assembly and read her son’s coming out letter to the entire church. She used her allotted time without finishing and the person behind her in line gave up his time … Continue reading The Alliance has a New Name!

The Third Generation

“GLAD members, I think you agree, are not single issue people–unless that issue is justice for all who are demeaned! We are not just a group that supports same-sex marriage. We are people who give thanks for love wherever we see it, including the tough love that speaks truth to power. We are not just … Continue reading The Third Generation

Equality March for Unity & Pride – June 11, Washington DC

Disciples will be present at the Equality March for Unity & Pride on June 11 in Washington DC. We will gather at National City Christian Church (5 Thomas Circle NW, Washington DC) for a brief service of communion and blessing, and then we will walk to the march line-up area at 17th & I. The … Continue reading Equality March for Unity & Pride – June 11, Washington DC

Building an Inclusive Church Training in Decatur GA!

Would you like to see your church become Open & Affirming? This training is for you! No, your congregation doesn’t have to be ‘ready’ for this conversation – you’ll learn how to get there in this Building an Inclusive Church Training on July 1 in Decatur, GA.

Why Should I Attend the Informal Dinner Gathering for LGBTQ Clergy and Seminarians?

GLAD is trying something new at General Assembly this year. At the suggestion of Mark Johnston, Executive Director of GLAD’s Open & Affirming Ministry Program, an Informal Dinner Gathering for LGBTQ Clergy and Seminarians has been scheduled for Tuesday, July 11, at the General Assembly in Indianapolis. Why? Mark explains: “As I’ve been traveling around … Continue reading Why Should I Attend the Informal Dinner Gathering for LGBTQ Clergy and Seminarians?