July 2013 - Welcoming LGBTQ Communities to the Interfaith Table

Exploring Interreligious Relations & Interfaith Culture


Where Angels Fear to Tread

Interfaith News

Egypt’s Religious Conflict Raises Questions – Threats to Religious Freedom Increasing – URI Launches Interactive Anti-hate Effort – Weaning the World Away from Coal and Oil – Kenyan Interreligious Collaboration Taking on Alcohol and Drug Abuse – Tragic Religious News from Myanmar – Syrian Christian and Shiite Shrines Resisting Sunni Aggression – Congregations Commit to Weekly Civil Disobedience in North Carolina – Intentional Interfaith Congregation Established – Astounding Results from ‘Sponsor a Child’ Research

Nudging Religion Towards Inclusiveness

The World Congress of Faiths – An Overview by Marcus Braybrooke

Parliament Update

Parliament of the World’s Religions Survives Financial Crunch by Adelle Banks

From Danville to the Amazon

Grassroots Activists with a Global Outreach by Ruth Broyde Sharone

TIO in Canada

News and Resources

Events and Opportunities

Welcoming LGBTQ Communities to the Interfaith Table

The Barriers

The Challenge Facing Inclusivity

The Global Divide on Homosexuality

Pew Research Public Attitudes Project, June 4, 2013

Continuing Barriers in American Congregations 

Study Says Gays Find Most U.S. Faiths Unfriendly by Adelle Banks

Ignoring the Transgendered

Employment Non-Discrimination Act 2013: The ‘T’ In LGBT Protections by Jan Diehm and Katy Hall

Taking Down the Barriers

Multifaith Action Paves the Way

Minnesota Marriage Equality: Top Ten Reasons this Victory Is So Sweet by Meg Riley

Finally, Goodness Affirmed

I Do Gay Marriage by Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

No Longer Anonymous

Why I Decided to Come Out as a Gay Priest by Fr. Gary M. Meier

Breaking Through for the Sake of Love

“Like sunshine in the darkest abyss I’ve ever experienced.” by Joanna Brooks

How it Gets Better

Three LGBT Jews Share Their Journeys by Jay Michaelson

Revisioning Islamic Same-sex Relations

Quranic Values as an Inspiration for Gay Marriage by Pamela Taylor

Refocusing the Issue

Buddhism and Same-Sex Sexuality by Franz Metcalf

After All the ‘Others’

Including LGBTQ Voices in Interfaith Work by Chris Stedman

Profiling the Family Acceptance Project

Helping Religious Families Support Their LGBT Children by Caitlin Ryan

You Are Not Alone

Need-to-Know Resources for LGBTQ Young People by Sana Saeed

What Fifth-graders Learn from Good Teachers

Tablet of Stone by Gail Collins-Ranadive

Religious Calendar

Opportunities & Resources

Matthew Fox Writes Pope Francis - New Videos for Jewish, Christian Congregations

Update  No TIO in August. Happy Summer!