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Defend DACA: A Call to Action

A message from GLIDE’s Pastoral Team A wave of cruelty is sweeping over our country. On Tuesday the Trump Administration moved to end DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), the immigration policy that gave “Dreamers” a fairer chance to thrive in

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GLIDE Stands with All Immigrants

GLIDE stands with the 800,000 DACA Dreamers who are our neighbors, friends, colleagues, loved ones and fellow Americans, including the more than 220,000 throughout California and here in the Bay Area.

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Dynamic Leadership Team Complete!

Introducing GLIDE’s new President and CEO, Karen Hanrahan Circumstances nationally and locally this week preempted our plans to introduce you earlier to GLIDE’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. Karen started on the job last week and is already very much

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A look back at GLIDE’s Summer of Love: ‘Hippie Is Necessary’

“I’m not a professional photographer, I’m a political organizer. I happen to use the camera to tell the story of the work I do.” —Bob Fitch, Civil Rights photographer, former GLIDE seminary intern, and            

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A Gender Identity Summit at GLIDE

GLIDE hosted its first-ever Gender Expression and Identity Summit on May 5–7. The idea came from the GLIDE Pride Team and GLIDE’s pastoral intern, Todd Whitley, who designed the gathering to deepen our understanding of issues related to transgender and

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Four Questions for Reverend Jay Williams

GLIDE’s new Lead Pastor Reverend Dr. Jay Williams became GLIDE’s lead pastor on July 1, 2017. When he delivered a guest sermon back in March, Rev. Williams received spontaneous standing ovations at both the 9:00 and 11:00 am Celebrations—and no

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In Loving Memory of Joyce Hayes, the “heartbeat” of GLIDE’s FYCC

On May 23, 2017, an irreplaceable member of the GLIDE family and essential figure in our organization’s history passed away. Joyce June Hayes first came to GLIDE in 1971 as a church member, and quickly became instrumental in developing GLIDE’s

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Celebrating Rev. Cecil Williams today! Leave some well wishes for the Minister of Liberation in the comments! Better yet, wish him a happy birthday in person at #SundayCelebration this weekend! #unconditionallove #fromthearchives #thisdayinhistory #radical @glidesflegacy @shakasenghor @feliciahorowitz @dnwenig @zendesk @mrdannyglover @goapele @vbozeman @ebay_newsroom @sfchronicle @hoodline “My family had that sense about them, a sense of caring. Seeing people as they are, rather than as we would like for them to be. And so that melded in my soul and in my life. And my pathway and my journey has been to say: I’m gonna be inclusive.” —Rev. Cecil Williams

Today we wish a very happy birthday to Rev. Cecil Williams, GLIDE's beloved Co-Founder and Minister of Liberation. We remain eternally grateful for all that he’s done, and continues to do, for the people of the Tenderloin, San Francisco, and the world through the power and example of unconditional love. #unconditionallove #radical #livinglegend #fromthearchives #thisdayinhistory "Eric understands that recovery takes time& compassion." Learn more about our wonderful Community Safety and Training Team on our blog; link is in our profile! #RealTalk #FacesOfGLIDE photo credit: Alain McLaughlin Did you miss Lillian Mark's inspiring words this past Sunday at Celebration? Don't worry—we're sharing her experiences as Manager of GLIDE's Community Safety and Training Team on our #RealTalk blog in a two-part series this month! Big thanks to Lillian for her loving words and inspiring commitment to GLIDE's mission. Click the link in our profile for the full post. "This role has been the most challenging and soul-saving time for me at GLIDE. It has been an absolute honor to work on this team. We help keep the doors wide open for as many people as possible. We are the extended family for people who need and want it, and they are my family. We are there for the good days and the bad days. The team teaches me a lot. Let me tell you about the other day..." https://glidesf.wordpress.com/2017/09/19/leading-with-heart/

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