Sacred and Subversive: Queer Perspectives on the Future of Faith Communities is an upcoming multifaith anthology. Look for more news of the book in 2017.
The book and the blog seek to offer queer perspectives on spirituality (or faith) and spiritually-based communities.
Jera, the blog’s editor, believes that embracing your queerness changes your relationship to your faith or spiritual tradition, and embracing queer people changes faith communities. Therefore, faith communities grow in unexpected ways when they become truly queer-inclusive.
I hope to envision spirituality with a queer perspective, to encourage and guide communities to be queer-inclusive by fostering a wider queer multifaith community. It all starts with respecting and holding space for individuals’ stories.
Interested in writing for the blog? Check out the writer’s guidelines.
Jera Brown is a queer progressive Christian. She is an MFA student at Columbia College Chicago, pursuing a career as a freelance writer. Her personal blog is scarletchurch.com.