Seminary Spotlight is a feature in the Religious Institute’s newsletter Sexuality: From the Seminary to the Sanctuary. Each edition, we ask a different scholar about their work at the intersection of religion, gender, and sexuality. This edition we interview Rev. Leonard Curry.

Religious Institute’s Seminary Spotlight with Rev. Leonard Curry

Tell us about your research and/or your current project.

How did you come to focus on this topic?


For millions of Americans, this rule is a threat to their religious freedom and the vision of a just society their faith traditions put forth.


Seminary Spotlight is a feature in the Religious Institute’s newsletter Sexuality: From the Seminary to the Sanctuary. Each edition, we ask a different scholar about their work at the intersection of religion, gender, and sexuality. This edition we interview Min. Aisha R. Thomas.

Religious Institute’s Seminary Spotlight with Minister Aisha R. Thomas

What’s your theology of sexuality in 10 words or fewer?

Growing up, what did you learn about sexuality in religious spaces? And how, if at all, has that influenced your approach as a scholar?


Why is it important for people of faith to be engaged around the midterm elections?


Seminary Spotlight is a feature in the Religious Institute’s newsletter Sexuality: From the Seminary to the Sanctuary. Each edition, we ask a different scholar about their work at the intersection of religion, gender, and sexuality. This edition we interview Rev. Dr. Cheryl Anderson.

Religious Institute’s Seminary Spotlight with Rev. Dr. Cheryl Anderson

What’s your theology of sexuality in 10 words or fewer?

Growing up, what did you learn about sexuality in religious spaces? And how, if at all, has that influenced your approach as a scholar and teacher?


Congregations that embrace bisexual+ people can help heal the suffering caused by the invisibility of bisexual+ people.

1. Intentionally celebrate the diversity of sexual identities in preaching and worship.


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Kavanaugh’s nomination may seem inevitable, but justice is possible if we join together. Now is not the time to give up.


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by Darryl W. Stephens


by Rev. Kentina Washington-Leapheart


Seminary Spotlight is a feature in the Religious Institute’s newsletter Sexuality: From the Seminary to the Sanctuary. Each edition, we ask a different scholar six questions about their work at the intersection of religion, gender, and sexuality. This edition we interview Elyse Ambrose.

Religious Institute’s Seminary Spotlight with Elyse Ambrose

What’s your theology of sexuality in 10 words or fewer?

Growing up, what did you learn about sexuality in religious spaces? And how, if at all, has that influenced your approach as a scholar?

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