Inspiration: Current Events and Issues

Statements from the GLAD Alliance on current issues and events

Faith Based Talking Points re: Potential Trump Administration RFRA Executive Order

There are rumors flying this week that the president is planning to issue an executive order that would allow persons and organizations to exempt themselves from anti-discrimination protections based on any “sincerely held belief.” Such an order would create a license to discriminate and basically render legal protections for LGBTQ people useless. We want to … Continue reading Faith Based Talking Points re: Potential Trump Administration RFRA Executive Order

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Advent Message from Council Moderator Rev. Dan Adolphson

Rev. Dan Adolphson, GLAD Council Moderator, shares these Advent thoughts. I’m sitting in the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport, working on a variety of things before I fly to Orlando for a special National LGBTQ Task Force Meeting, and eating one of my favorite breakfast foods – biscuits and gravy. While it may not be the healthiest … Continue reading Advent Message from Council Moderator Rev. Dan Adolphson

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Response to the Election from the Pastoral Care and Education Team

You will be hearing more about the our revitalized Pastoral Care and Education Team. This post from the team comes in response to last week’s election. Friends, although some of us are struggling with reality the end of this election, please be assured and reminded there are plenty of us still here working to further … Continue reading Response to the Election from the Pastoral Care and Education Team

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Remarks on Orlando from Rev. Allen V. Harris, Regional Minister of the Christian Church (Disciples Of Christ) Capital Area

These remarks were shared by Rev. Allen V. Harris, Regional Minister of the Christian Church (Disciples Of Christ) Capital Area, at a Faith Vigil held at DuPont Circle, Washington, DC, on June 15, 2016 in response to the shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, FL. Many important things have been said already tonight and … Continue reading Remarks on Orlando from Rev. Allen V. Harris, Regional Minister of the Christian Church (Disciples Of Christ) Capital Area

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On Marriage Equality and Tragedy in Charleston

Karen Barr, Moderator of the GLAD Alliance Council, reflects on yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling, the tragedy in Charleston, and the journey for justice still in front of us all. It has been a week of overwhelming emotions. Yesterday’s SCOTUS ruling on marriage equality brought stability and legal recognition for countless LGBT families across our country. … Continue reading On Marriage Equality and Tragedy in Charleston

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Letter on Returning the 2017 Assembly to Indianapolis

Rev. Mark Johnston, Ph.D., Executive Director of GLAD’s Open & Affirming Ministry Program and member of the General Board of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) offers this letter to the friends and members of the GLAD Alliance. Dear Friends, The past couple of weeks have been quite a roller coaster, especially for Disciples and … Continue reading Letter on Returning the 2017 Assembly to Indianapolis

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GLAD Alliance Council Response to Indiana RFRA

We are Disciples of Christ, a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world. As part of the one body of Christ, we welcome all to the Lord’s Table as God has welcomed us.  ~Identity statement at Disciples.org Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) laws, which have been around for over twenty years, have sought to ensure … Continue reading GLAD Alliance Council Response to Indiana RFRA

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