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9 LGBTQ Faith Leaders to Watch in 2019 – Center for American Progress

The past year has posed significant challenges for many LGBTQ members of faith communities. For example, a recent vote in the United Methodist Church strengthened its ban on marriage for same-sex couples and LGBTQ clergy, leaving many LGBTQ United Methodists feeling discouraged and isolated. Meanwhile, the Trump administration is actively stripping away nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people. The administration often justifies these actions under the flimsy guise of religious liberty, arguing that religious traditions are a valid excuse to discriminate against LGBTQ people, further erasing the experiences of LGBTQ people of faith.

Source: 9 LGBTQ Faith Leaders to Watch in 2019 – Center for American Progress

Barre Center for Buddhist Studies Hosts Family Members and Survivors of Gun Violence | Buddhistdoor

In a first of its kind retreat, survivors of mass shootings and family members who lost loved ones joined together from 5–8 August in central Massachusetts for meditation, coping, and community. Buddhist teacher Sharon Salzberg and mindfulness instructor Shelly Tygielski led the retreat, hosted at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies in the town of Barre.

Source: Barre Center for Buddhist Studies Hosts Family Members and Survivors of Gun Violence | Buddhistdoor

Professor’s project surveys ‘lived Buddhism’ in Philadelphia | Penn State University

ABINGTON, PA. — Jivaka.net — the recently-released project of C. Pierce Salguero, associate professor of Asian history and religious studies at Penn State Abington — is the product of a years-long survey of Buddhist temples and centers located in the Philadelphia area.

Source: Professor’s project surveys ‘lived Buddhism’ in Philadelphia | Penn State University

Six Faiths: A rainbow of religions span spiritual spectrum

Tallahassee is much like other mid-size cities in the American South — it takes its religion seriously. Just under 50% of Tallahasseeans consider themselves religious and practice their faiths.

And in our city, there are many faiths to choose from. From established Christian traditions, including Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox and Evangelical practices to Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Bah’i and Judaism, there is a worship service available.

Source: Six – Faith: Diversity of faiths span spiritual spectrum

Ohio Zen Buddhist Temple Receives Green Light for New Home | Buddhistdoor

After months of at times tense deliberation, Buddhists in Toledo, Ohio, have been given permission to begin construction of a new temple. Toledo City Council voted 11:1 earlier this month to approve construction of a 750-square-meter facility in what is currently a purely residential neighborhood. Officials had delayed approval due to the concerns of neighborhood residents. Work clearing the way for the new temple has begun.

Source: Ohio Zen Buddhist Temple Receives Green Light for New Home | Buddhistdoor