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Struggling in Good Faith: LGBTQI Inclusion from 13 American Religious Perspectives

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A multifaceted sourcebook telling the powerful story of reconciliation, celebration and struggle for LGBTQI inclusion across the American religious landscape.

"No matter what stage in the process of change, religious belief is unveiled in all its dynamism in this book.... Wrestling with issues and struggling for better understanding of one's fellow human beings is at the ce
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published December 2nd 2015 by Skylight Paths Publishing
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Eugenea Pollock
Mar 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Each chapter of this book was written by a different author, a voice within the particular denomination being covered. So, for me, the quality ranged from excellent to marginal. Therefore, my rating represents an average. That being said, it was a good choice for our group (Sunday School class) to read. Here's a quote: "It is these human stories that highlight how faith ought to be practiced; by illuminating the world with love and light, challenging discrimination, misogyny, and patriarchy in t ...more
Moses Hetfield
Dec 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: queer activists, religious professionals
Religion and queerness are often portrayed in American media as hostile forces antithetical to one another. While there are many high-profile conflicts between religious and queer communities, the situation is in fact much more complicated. In Struggling in Good Faith, queer and allied representatives from 13 different American faiths — Judaism, Islam, Evangelical/Lutheran/Presbyterian/Episcopal Christianity, Catholicism, Mormonism, Unitarianism, indigenous religions, historically Black churches ...more
Megan
May 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
"Struggling in Good Faith" edited by Mychal Copeland is a phenominal book that I'd recommend to almost anyone especially people that are LGBTQI. The book is a collection of essay like readings by leaders within various faith systems. Each writer unpacks a little of their faith's history and goes into various views people of their faith have when it comes to LGBTQI. I found the book extremely informative, helpful, and encouraging. I greatly appreciated learning the history of different faiths as ...more
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