September 23, 2020

Equinox each year reminds me of balance, a reminder I need over and over again. It's a call that I need especially this year when everything feels very extreme, very urgent, and so uncertain.
 

I'm thinking about how to maintain stability in my spirit with so much uncertainty about what's to come. Part of keeping myself in balance for the...

August 24, 2020

For those of us who have been kicked out of faith communities, the stars have always been there, and it’s refreshing to be invited to think more deeply about our unique existence and how we want to be in the world, and co-create our experience with the universe rather than being scolded for not living up to a repressive, dogmatic standard...

As Soulforcers, we are people who commit ourselves to ending spiritual violence. In a world dominated by systems that use fear to control bodies and spirits, we must deny fear its power over our souls.

December 31, 2019

Just when you felt you couldn't believe in integrity anymore...

In a shocking twist on December 19, editor-in-chief for Christianity Today, Mark Galli, showed an incredible amount of conviction and integrity by coming out in public to the world of conservative Christianity to declare that Trump should be removed from office and behaved in...

June 17, 2019

Graduating with “no idea what I’m doing” was not an unfamiliar sentiment among many of my class peers and students about to burst from the bubble of their Christian university into “the real world”.

I remember realizing that for the first time in my life, I would no longer be bound to laws (social or institutional) of a Christian community...

August 1, 2017

As a gender nonconforming queer person from a military family, this has been a rough week for my people.
 

I have deep political and spiritual convictions that call me, personally, to demand an end to our military industrial complex. That conversation is deeply nuanced and complicated for me. And, at the same time, the rumors this week of...

Until about ten years ago, I perpetuated hate--specifically especially homophobia and transphobia--in the name of what I understood to be compassion. I used to espouse a version of love that could  “love the sinner, not the sin”- I understood queerness and transness not as identities but as addictions to be overcome. I used to believe tha...

April 3, 2017

Press Contact: Eliel Cruz, elielcruzwrites@gmail.com, 770-608-8725

Haven Herrin, haven@soulforce.org, 469-867-5725

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LGBT Activists Intimidated, Detained By Police At NCAA Final Four
 

Dallas, TX, April 3, 2017 - Activists from Soulforce -- which works for the liberation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and in...

April 2, 2017

Contact: Haven Herrin, haven@soulforce.org, 469-867-5725

Activists Demand Trans and Queer Solidarity from NCAA at Final Four

“The NCAA must divest from all religious discrimination.”

Dallas, TX, April 2, 2017 - Social justice Soulforce, which works for the liberation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) people,...

February 28, 2017

LGBTQI Activists Arrested at Christian Conference

“One person's educational campus is another's civil disobedience.

The hotel and police made their choice.”

Orlando, FL, February 28, 2017 - Members of Soulforce, a social justice organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) people by challenging the Relig...

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