Oct 27, 2009

Keeping the Faith at the Anniversary of Prop 8

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On the week of November 4th, the anniversary of the passage of Proposition 8, Californians are standing together, not looking back, but moving forward. People of faith and secular activists are coming together to Keep the Faith for Equality, highlighting the strength of the relationship between communities of faith and our Equality Movement.
Together, will celebrate the progress that has been made in the past year, both in the secular and religious communities. We will renew our support for our friends in Maine and Washington State as they face ballot measures which would strip same-sex couples of relationship protections. Through interfaith prayer, song, and reflection, we are Keeping the Faith for Equality for all people.

To find a Keeping the Faith event in your area, visit www.keepingthefaithforequality.org.

Regions organizing events on November 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th include:  

  • Belmont
  • Claremont
  • Los Angeles
  • Modesto
  • Oakland
  • Orange County
  • Riverside (Inland Empire)
  • Sacramento
  • San Diego (North County)
  • San Diego (South County)
  • San Francisco
  • San Jose
  • San Luis Obispo
  • Thousand Oaks
  • Vallejo (North Bay)

Organizational cosponsors include (but are not limited to!) CA Faith for Equality, API Equality, the Bay Area Coalition for Welcoming Congregations, Courage Campaign, Equal Roots, Equality California, the Inland Empire Equality Council, the Institute for Judaism and Sexual Orientation at HUC-JIR, Marriage Equality USA, More Light Presbyterians, National Black Justice Coalition, National Council of Jewish Women - Los Angeles, PFLAG, Progressive Jewish Alliance, and the Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry.

For more information about the events, please contact Kerry at kerry@cafaithforequality.org or 310.598.5866.

For media inquiries, please contact Louise at louise@cafaithforequality.org or 626.993.4605.

Coming soon!

Monthly faith leader calls are moving to the FIRST Wednesday of the month! Our first FIRST Wednesday call is November 4th at 10am. RSVP here.

California Faith for Equality is soon launching two trainings to strengthen our Equality Movement: one offering faith leaders the tools necessary to engage our faith communities as vibrant voices in the Movement, and the other equipping secular and faith-grounded activists with the skills to make the case for marriage equality from using a language of faith. Look for more information next week about how you can support these critical trainings.

California Faith for Equality educates, supports and mobilizes California's communities of faith to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality in California and to safeguard religious freedom.

For more information visit www.cafaithforequality.org or call (310) 598-5866.