In 2020, Pastor Leah was invited to be part of the LGBTQ+ Homeless Workgroup under the auspices of the Champaign County Continuum of Service Providers to the Homeless (CSPH). In addition to advocacy, the workgroup has identified and developed a dozen different cultural competency trainings for direct service providers, educators, and the community in general. “LGBTQ & Religion” is the training Pastor Leah has developed. This training covers religious-based discrimination against LGBTQ people, particularly in social service settings, the impact religious stigma has on LGBTQ health and wellbeing, and faith-based affirming practices. This workshop echoes some of the material offered in the Biblical Self-Defense Workshop but lifts up new statistics and takes Biblical interpretation a step further, not simply framing passages in context, but deriving affirming practices of faith from each. You are invited to attend this training on Sunday, April 11, at noon, in our Sunday morning Zoom room. After worship that day, grab lunch and come back for the training at noon. This training is open to the public. Look for publicity on social media and share. Invite your friends.