Soulforce has always been an interfaith movement. We've had Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddists, Unitarians, and others actively working for LGBT equality. But your question wasn't about that -- it was about whether Soulforce has worked to end oppression in other religions besides Christianity.
Well, out of our 33 national actions, 32 of them were associated with Christianity and 1 was the Equality Ride Naval Academy action. So in our seven year history, the national actions have pretty much all been to counter the anti-gay teachings coming from large fundamentalist and conservative Christian groups.
I would love to hear from other Soulforce veterans on this topic, but I would say this is due to a couple of factors:
- A majority of the people in Soulforce are Christian
- The majority of anti-gay teachings in America come from Christian denominations (perhaps for the simple reason that the majority of Americans are Christian)
- Soulforce needs more volunteers from other faiths if we are to work to heal the oppression in those faith traditions
That last one is probably a biggie. For example, if the people of Soulforce were to try to negotiate an end to the anti-gay teachings and policies of orthodox Judaism, it would be very helpful to have Jewish folks to share their stories and be "out in front."
This is an area where we could really use some creative ideas and discussion! Not only on how to tackle prejudice against gays being promoted by groups in religions other than Christianity, but also on how to carry the Soulforce movement beyond the United States.