HRC Foundation Mentorship Program: Summer Institute for Religious and Theological Study
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation LGBT Mentorship program for Religious and Theological Study seeks to encourage and promote the dialogue on LGBT issues and religion in seminaries and, by extension, in our congregations and communities by investing in the next generation of LGBTQ and allied scholars. This project is made possible in part through a generous grant from the E. Rhodes & Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.
Applications for 2013 Summer Institute Now Available!
Application Deadline: April 15, 2013
About the Program
Beginning in 2010, HRC launched an annual seminary scholarship and mentorship program to nurture and promote promising religious scholars and theologians interested in LGBT studies. Working in partnership with participating seminaries, schools of divinity and universities we will help build welcoming learning environments where intellectually and spiritually groundbreaking work at the intersections of religious studies, sexuality, gender identity and justice work can flourish.
By bringing financial resources, scholarly networks and mentorship opportunities to the next generation of LGBTQ and allied scholars, this project will help a new generation of scholars of religion and theologians promote and develop how LGBT issues and religion are discussed in seminaries and schools of religion. And, by extension, they will help recast the conversation about LGBT and religion in our congregations and communities.
To learn more about the important catalyzing work of HRC's scholarship and mentorship program read reflections from past Summer Institutes:
- Director and Advisory Committee
- Past Speaker Bios
- Rebecca Alpert's article in Religion Dispatches
- Backstory Blog: Getting Religion; Queering Theology; Preaching Faith Organizing
- Backstory Blog: 2011 Winners
- Scholarship and Mentorship Program Featured in Out & About Nashville
- Brett Krutzsch's article on shaping Queer Religion
Our sponsoring institutions have either financially supported this project or support faculty who have volunteered their time to be part of our advisory committee. To learn more about becoming a sponsoring institution please e-mail Dr. Sharon Groves at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsoring and Host Institution
- E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Program in Religion, Gender, and Sexuality, Vanderbilt Divinity School
- Brite Divinity School
- Religious Institute
- The Center for Sexuality, Gender, and Religion at Claremont School of Theology
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