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News from AllianceQ: Crossbeams June 2020

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

A letter from the Council and EDM of the Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance for Pride 2020

Marked on our calendars this week are Pentecost and the beginning of Pride. Pentecost lifts up the ways in which we might be filled with the sudden, fiery Spirit of God. Pride month arose with the bold resistance of trans women of color after a violent police raid on the Stonewall Inn in June 1969. … Continue reading A letter from the Council and EDM of the Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance for Pride 2020

LGBTQ Organizations Unite to Combat Racial Violence

“We understand what it means to rise up and push back against a culture that tells us we are less than, that our  lives don’t matter. Today, we join together again to say #BlackLivesMatter and commit ourselves to the action those words require.” from An Open Letter from LGBTQ organizations condemning racist violence Find the … Continue reading LGBTQ Organizations Unite to Combat Racial Violence

Welcoming Worship + PRIDE 2020

Celebrating and demonstrating Pride, AllianceQ presents a month of liturgical resources that embody the all-inclusive, just love of Jesus with God’s power and peace. A new worship element and resource for use and distribution will be added each week of Pride Month concluding with a live-streamed Pride Worship Service featuring Disciples LGBTQ+ leaders from across the United … Continue reading Welcoming Worship + PRIDE 2020

All the Colors of the Rainbow–The Rainbow Podcast

Rev. Marian Edmonds-Allen says, “You are a human bridge made of the colors of hope.” Celebrating and demonstrating Pride, all the colors of the rainbow are featured as we close our Colors of Hope series. Hoping in color, we invite you to join the Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in ongoing work to be … Continue reading All the Colors of the Rainbow–The Rainbow Podcast

June featured events

Opportunities this month for learning, informal conversation, worship through resistance and fundraising. Plus events from our partners in ministry. “From the tables in our churches to the Supreme Court benches,” a Disciples Just Summer event with AllianceQ Thursday, June 25, 12 p.m. CST Part of the Disciples Just Summer series, AllianceQ hosts this Facebook Live event … Continue reading June featured events

Remembering Pulse and re-membering leadership, just laws

The Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance remembers the 49 victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting four years ago. With the removal of LGBT healthcare protections by the current administration on the Pulse anniversary date, AllianceQ emphasizes that we must re-member leadership and shape just laws. The removal of LGBT healthcare protections is unjust. Members of our community … Continue reading Remembering Pulse and re-membering leadership, just laws

Ongoing, active antiracist work

As the leadership of the Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance, we are committed to the work of inclusivity and justice for all people on all fronts. This means we are committed to being a pro-reconciliation, anti-racism ministry. As our General Minister and President Rev. Terri Hord Owens said, this means “we must choose every day to be … Continue reading Ongoing, active antiracist work