Struggling In Good Faith is a multifaceted source book telling the story of reconciliation, celebration and struggle for LGBTQI inclusion across the American religious landscape.
This easily accessible source book explores thirteen faith traditions that wrestle with LGBTQI inclusion, documenting the challenges and transformation of American religion. Contributors—LGBTQI and allied activists, scholars and clergy—write from an inside perspective about their communities, addressing the ways in which LGBTQI inclusion is being consciously constructed or denied, how their faith’s teachings have been traditionally interpreted, and what textual or authoritative changes have taken place to integrate LGBTQI people into their communities.
Mychal Copeland is the Bay Area director of InterfaithFamily. Her rabbinate includes having served Congregation Beth Simchat Torah, the world’s largest LGBTQI synagogue. She works with both multifaith and Jewish groups that engage the intersection of LGBTQI and religious identities. Rabbi Copeland is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School and is ordained by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College.