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

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 Religious Right, was arrested last night in an act of civil and spiritual disobedience at the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Proclaim conference. The NRB conference brings together several thousand Christian communicators and the businesses, like Facebook, that cater to them to discuss messaging strategies, media deregulation, and “religious liberty.” T

"We will vigil inside the conference or we will vigil in a jail cell"

Permission Denied: Protest Altar Sets Up Inside Conservative Christian Conference “We’ll vigil inside the conference or inside in the jail cell..” Orlando, FL, February 27, 2017 - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) direct action group Soulforce is heading to the host hotel of a major conservative Christian communications conference, the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Proclaim 2017, and neither the hotel nor the event organizers happy about it. The NRB is a global leader in conservative Christian broadcasting with 1100+ members and an international audience of millions around the world. “The NRB presents itself as the infallible arbiter of all things Chri

We Refuse to Confirm DeVos

"Frankly, DeVos is an alum of my college, Calvin College, and I'm very disappointed with her appointment." It has been days since Betsy DeVos has been confirmed to the position of Secretary of Education in Trump's cabinet, and our people refuse to comply. Alongside tens of thousands of calls from around the U.S. to convince senators not to instate DeVos, protestors continue to push at every turn -- for example, refusing to allow DeVos to enter the building of a D.C. school after her confirmation. DeVos is a billionaire and graduate of Calvin College in West Michigan. Her family outspends the Koch brothers on Right Wing political causes every year - particularly focusing on Religious Right in

Surviving Spiritual Terrorism

In this moment, when so many of us are fighting death, running in fear, and quickly becoming exhausted and numb, it is essential to our survival that we name what we know. We are at war. So many of us who are not straight, white, rich, male and/or Christian find ourselves on an unanticipated battlefield in our own home; the ammunition is live and the consequences deadly. Our bodies are engaged in mortal combat.... and so are our souls. We are so inundated with news of the latest decrees and targets of this neo-fascist regime that we do not fully attend to the rapid fire assaults on our spirits. Beyond the endless noise of political warfare, there is a deeper crisis going unaddr

Soulforce works to end the political and religious oppression of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex people through relentless nonviolent resistance.

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