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The Quiet Gay-Rights Revolution in America's Churches

The Atlantic | August 14, 2013

Alan van Capelle, CEO of Bend the Arc, discusses the importance of faith based communities involved with the marriage equality movement.  This articles highlights that once faith based organizers come together for marriage equality the results are swift and responsive.

Immigration bill: For nannies and caregivers, legal status isn’t enough | July 11, 2013

On June 27, the U.S. Senate approved an immigration bill that would bring 11 million people living illegally in the United States out from the shadows; should it become law, the bill would grant provisional legalized status to millions of people, including hundreds of thousands of domestic workers, offering them a path to citizenship.

Faith in Values: Partners for LGBT Equality

Center for American Progress | July 11, 2013

People of faith have connected with scholars to develop solid theologies that support LGBT moral equality. They have created support and advocacy networks in virtually every denomination, pressured religious opponents to repudiate hateful and dehumanizing language against LGBT people, and sponsored honest conversations within their houses of worship. Beyond that, people of faith have also created messaging and outreach that acknowledges the different places religious people are on the journey toward LGBT acceptance. This messaging acknowledges conflicts of conscience and points the way toward celebrating LGBT equality, not in spite of, but because of one’s faith.

Op-ed: The Religious Folks Are With Us | July 2, 2013

Bend the Arc CEO Alan van Capelle shares why faith communities are one of the most important groups to win over when it comes to winning marriage equality.

Faith leaders gather in S.F. to celebrate Supreme Court rulings

J Weekly | June 27, 2013

Members of the Jewish community gathered with more than 60 leaders from the Bay Area faith community at a press conference in San Francisco a few hours after the Supreme Court announced its rulings on California’s Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act.