The GLAD Alliance will be hosting two major events at the 2015 General Assembly in Columbus, OH.

The GLAD Banquet will feature Sandhya Jha, "Wonk, Activist, and Abettor of Hope." Rev. Jha is the author of Room at the Table, on the history of people of color in the Disciples of Christ, and Pre-Post-Racial America, recently published by Chalice Press on the subject of race and spirituality in America. At the Alliance Banquet she will be speaking about the intersections of justice, her work in India, and current LGBTQ issues.

The GLAD Pre-Assembly Event will focus on the Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality and the American export of homophobia to the world. Carol Ann Fey, a recognized expert on LGBT family law, will be on hand to explain the Supreme Court Ruling on marriage equality. Michael Adee, Director of the Global Faith and Justice Project of the Horizons Foundation, will help us understand the global export of homophobia and our faith response. Come find out more about both of these issues and their intersections.

The GLAD Pre-Assembly Event will be held July 18, 2015. Cost is $50, including breakfast and lunch. More information about the Pre-Assembly Event can be found here.

The GLAD Banquet will be held on Monday, July 20. Tickets are $34. More information about the Banquet can be found here.

Tickets to both events can be purchased with your General Assembly registration at

The GLAD Alliance, an organization of members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), is called to join in God’s work of transforming the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) into a just and inclusive church that welcomes persons of all gender expressions and sexual identities into the full life and leadership of the church.

GLAD's website where you can learn more about the Alliance and GLAD's General Assembly activities, can be found at []


AuthorAlisa Mittelstaedt