Queer Spirituality: Global Perspectives

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  • Instructor: Rev. Dr. Angela Yarber
  • Type: On-Demand, Self-Paced
  • CEU Credit/Contact Hours: 3/30
Course overview
This course is an opportunity to subversively queer your spirituality, and for the LGBTQ+ community to celebrate our spirituality without having to translate it through the lens of heteronormativity. Open to everyone, this course examines queer spirituality through the perspectives of queer women of color throughout history and mythology. 
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CEU Certificate included
This certificate meets The Diamond StandardTM for CEU Certification standards for 3 CE units (30 contact hours) for religious, civic, and social professionals and is adaptable for academic course credit.

What's included in this course?

Each week, we peel back historical and mythological layers of heteronormativity to uncover the revolutionary women hidden in the crevices of our canons: in writing and in art. Deepening one’s knowledge of queer spirituality is beneficial for chaplains, social workers, clergy, laity, feminists and womanists, activists, artists, therapists, and those who work within the LGBTQ+ rights movement.

  • Define queer

  • Become familiar with queer historical women

  • Become familiar with global goddesses associated with queerness

  • Apply knowledge of queer spirituality to relevant home contexts

  • Apply knowledge of queer spirituality to contemplative, ritual, and meditative practices

  • Discover the historical and mythological queers in your own tradition
Meet the instructor

Rev. Dr. Angela Yarber

Rev. Dr. Angela Yarber is the Founder and Executive Director of Tehom, formerly known as the Holy Women Icons Project. She holds a Ph.D. in Art and Religion from the Graduate Theological Union and has been a Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and a Professor of Divinity since 2005. She is an award-winning author of seven books, including four listed in the Top LGBTQ Religion Books. Though no longer practicing, she is an ordained, queer clergywoman who pastored churches for fourteen years. Rev. Dr. Yarber is a professional artist with over 100 paintings of revolutionary women sold in homes and galleries throughout the world. A highly sought out public speaker and retreat leader, her painting, writing, and speaking has been featured on NPR's Progressive Spirit, Maya Angelou's Memorial Celebration, the television show Tiny House Nation, and she was a finalist for the International Penelope Niven Creative Non-Fiction Prize. Whether teaching courses, painting, or writing, social justice is at the heart of all she does.
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