Join in: Beyond Bashing: A Faith Response to End Anti-LGBT Violence

Help end violence against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities by joining in the Beyond Bashing: A Faith Response to End Anti-LGBT Violence workshop Feb8-10 at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA.

The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry (CLGS) is partnering with the Community Relations Service of the US Department of Justice to sponsor a workshop designed to give people of faith practical tools and spiritual inspiration to take action against violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity. We will hear from Melinda Haag, United States Attorney for the CA Northern District, U.S. Department of Justice; Rev. Lynice Pinkard; Rev. Kamal Hassan; and other members of the law enforcement and faith communities.

Registration is just $10; no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Continuing education credits (CEUs) are available from Pacific School of Religion for clergy, therapists and others at no additional charge.

All are welcome—clergy and laity, people of all faiths. We are also seeking small group facilitators for the program, who will participate in a training led by the Department of Justice on Friday, Feb. 1; please email if you are interested in applying to be a facilitator.

For more information about the weekend’s events, visit  or contact CLGS at 510-849-8206


Friday, February 8, 2013 at 7:00 PM,
Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 2:00 pm  
Sunday, February 10, 2013 
at 12:15 PM (PST) Berkeley, CA