Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people have long struggled with the conflict of being able to participate fully in their religious faith while remaining true to themselves. The good news is that today many LGBT people of faith are finding support and inclusion in religious communities that have entered the 21st century committed to the full inclusion of LGBT people.
Learn how the world's major religious traditions----Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism----view homosexuality, and how LGBT people of faith navigate within those traditions. Examine why some religious groups still condemn homosexuality and reject LGBT people. And discover that while certain religions have always had a place for gay and lesbian people in their communities, others are working hard to create a place. Each title in this series contains a foreword from the founder of the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN), color photos throughout, and back matter including: an index and further reading lists for books and internet resources. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key Icons in this series are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions--building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text-Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter. They challenge the reader's comprehension of the chapter they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each chapter as well and provide readers with suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. And a Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter containing terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader's knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field."
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