Kristin Perry, et al v. Arnold Schwarzenegger, et al

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Submitted (ECF) Amicus brief for review (by government or with consent per FRAP 29(a)). Submitted by Cal. Faith for Equality, Cal. Council of Churches, Gen’l Synod of the United Church of Christ, Metropolitan Community Churches, Episcopal Bishops of Cal. & Los Angeles, Prog. Jewish Alliance, Pac. Ass’n Reform Rabbis, Unitarian Universalist Ass’n & UULMCA. Date of service: 10/25/2010. [7522171] (EAI)

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Kristin Perry, et al v. Arnold Schwarzenegger, et al Doc. 198 Att. 1 No. 10-16696 UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT KRISTIN M. PERRY, ET AL., Plaintiffs-Appellees, vs. ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, ET AL., Defendants, and PROPOSITION 8 OFFICIAL PROPONENTS DENNIS HOLLINGSWORTH, ET AL., Defendants-Intervenors-Appellants. Appeal From the United States District Court for the Northern District of California No. CV-09-02292 VRW The Honorable Vaughn R. Walker MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE BRIEF OF AMICI CURIAE CALIFORNIA FAITH FOR EQUALITY, CALIFORNIA COUNCIL OF CHURCHES, GENERAL SYNOD OF THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, UNIVERSAL FELLOWSHIP OF METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCHES, THE EPISCOPAL BISHOPS OF CALIFORNIA AND LOS ANGELES, PROGRESSIVE JEWISH ALLIANCE, PACIFIC ASSOCIATION OF REFORM RABBIS, UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST ASSOCIATION, AND UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST LEGISLATIVE MINISTRY CALIFORNIA, IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFFS-APPELLEES KRISTIN M. PERRY, ET AL., AND URGING AFFIRMANCE; AND FOR LEAVE TO SUBMIT THE ATTACHED APPENDIX OF ADDITIONAL SUPPORTERS ERIC ALAN ISAACSON STACEY M. KAPLAN 655 W. Broadway, Suite 1900 580 California Street, Suite 1750 San Diego, CA 92101 San Francisco, CA 94104 Telephone: 619/231-1058 Telephone: 415/400-3000 Attorneys for California Faith for Equality, California Council of Churches, General Synod of the United Church of Christ, Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, The Episcopal Bishops of California and Los Angeles, Progressive Jewish Alliance, Pacific Association of Reform Rabbis, Unitarian Universalist Association, and Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry California Dockets.Justia.com TABLE OF CONTENTS Page I. II. III. IV. Introduction......................................................................................................1 Identity and Interest Of Amici ......................................................................... 1 Request for Leave to File Brief of Amici Curiae and Appendix of Supporting Religious Organizations and Faith Leaders................................10 Conclusion .....................................................................................................11 -i- TABLE OF AUTHORITIES Page CASES In re Marriage Cases, 183 P.3d 384 (Cal. 2008) .......................................................................................................6, 7 STATUTES, RULES AND REGULATIONS Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure Rule 29(a).................................................................................................................................11 - ii - I. Introduction Amici curiae as religious organizations and faith leaders share an interest in this case, which implicates both equal justice and religious freedom. With this motion, the following religious organizations and faith leaders respectfully seek leave to appear as amici curiae in this matter, and to file the accompanying amicus brief: California Faith for Equality, California Council of Churches, General Synod of the United Church of Christ, Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, The Episcopal Bishops Of California And Los Angeles, Progressive Jewish Alliance, Pacific Association of Reform Rabbis, Unitarian Universalist Association, and Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry California. Amici seek leave also to submit the attached appendix of several hundred religious organizations and faith leaders who have indicated through California Faith for Equality that they wish to join in publicly supporting the ruling below that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. II. Identity and Interest Of Amici The identities and interest of amici curiae are as follows: 1. Amicus curiae California Faith for Equality is a multi-faith coalition whose mission is to educate, support, and mobilize California's faith communities to promote equality for LGBT people, many of whom have been deeply wounded by -1- their own faith communities, and to safeguard religious freedom. As a multi-faith organization, it respects and values the wisdom and perspectives of every faith tradition, including both those that recognize same-sex marriage as a religious rite, and also those that do not. Formed in 2005, California Faith for Equality formally incorporated in October 2009. 2. Amicus curiae California Council of Churches is an organization of California's Christian churches representing the theological diversity in the State's mainstream and progressive communities of faith. Its membership comprises more than 6,000 California congregations, with more than 1.5 million individual members, drawn from 21 denominations spanning the mainstream Protestant and Orthodox Christian communities.1 The Council's membership includes: American Baptist Churches (American Baptist Churches of the West; Pacific Southwest Region); African Methodist Episcopal Church (Fifth Episcopal District); African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church; Armenian Church of America (Western Diocese of the Armenian Church); Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (Ninth Episcopal District); Church of the Brethren (Pacific Southwest District); Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (Northern California-Nevada Region; Pacific Southwest Region); Community of Christ; The Episcopal Church (Episcopal Diocese of California; Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real; Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles; Episcopal Diocese of Northern California; Episcopal Diocese of San Diego; Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin); Ethiopian Orthodox Church; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (Pacifica Synod; Sierra Pacific Synod; Southwest California Synod); Greek Orthodox Church (Orthodox Diocese of San Francisco); Independent Catholic Churches International; Moravian Church; National Baptist Convention; Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (Presbytery of Los Ranchos; Presbytery of the Pacific; Presbytery of -2- 1 Many churches in two of those denominations, the United Church of Christ, and the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, include same-sex marriages in their religious liturgy and, until Proposition 8 took effect, gladly opened their doors to same-sex couples who sought to be legally married in religious rites of marriage. The Council's position on same-sex marriage is pro-religious freedom and prochurch autonomy. Joining an amicus brief in the Marriage Cases, the California Council of Churches declared: "Our commitment to religious liberty for all and equal protection under the law leads us to assert that the State may not rely on the views of particular religious sects as a basis for denying civil marriage licenses to same-gender couples."2 the Redwoods; Presbytery of Riverside; Presbytery of Sacramento; Presbytery of San Diego; Presbytery of San Fernando; Presbytery of San Francisco; Presbytery of San Gabriel; Presbytery of San Joaquin; Presbytery of San Jose; Presbytery of Santa Barbara; Presbytery of Stockton; Sierra Mission Partnership; Synod of the Pacific; Synod of Southern California & Hawaii); Reformed Church in America; Swedenborgian Church; United Church of Christ (Northern California Nevada Conference; Southern California Nevada Conference); United Methodist Church (California-Nevada Conference; California-Pacific Annual Conference); Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (Region 1; Region 6); Church Women United; and Orthodox Clergy Council. In re Marriage Cases, No. S147999, Brief of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, et al., at xv-xvi (filed Sept. 26, 2007) (online at http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/courts/supreme/highprofile/documents/unitarianamicus.p df (accessed Oct. 25, 2010). -32 3. Amicus curiae General Synod of the United Church of Christ is the representative body of the national setting of the United Church of Christ (UCC), which was formed in 1957 by the union of the Evangelical and Reformed Church and The General Council of the Congregational Christian Churches of the United States. It has 5,600 churches in the United States, with approximately 1.2 million individual members. The UCC and its predecessor denominations have a rich heritage of standing in solidarity with those who are marginalized, oppressed, and who suffer under the tyranny of injustice. Seeking spiritual freedom the Pilgrims, forebears of the UCC, left Europe for the New World. As they departed, their pastor, John Robinson, urged them to keep their minds and hearts open to new ways, saying "God has yet more light and truth to break forth out of his holy Word." For over three decades, the General Synod has set a clear course of welcome, inclusion, equality, and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. In 1975, it pronounced support for the full civil rights of gay and lesbian people, declaring, "we hold that, as a child of God, every person is endowed with worth and dignity that human judgment cannot set aside. Denial and violation of the civil liberties of the individual and her or his right to equal protection under the law defames that worth and dignity and is, therefore, morally wrong." A July 4, 2005, resolution affirms equal marriage rights for couples regardless of gender, opposing -4- governmental interference with couples who choose to marry and share fully and equally in the rights, responsibilities and commitment of legally recognized marriage, regardless of gender. The General Synod has a direct interest in the right of gay and lesbian church members to marry, and in the right of UCC clergy to officiate the legal marriages of committed same-sex couples in their congregations. 4. Amicus curiae The Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches ("MCC"), with 250 congregations and 43,000 adherents, is the largest Christian denomination ministering primarily to lesbians and gays, among others. For four decades, MCC has made marriage equality an integral part of its spiritual commitment to social justice. In 1969, MCC clergy performed America's first public marriage between persons of the same sex, and in 1970 MCC filed the first lawsuit seeking legal recognition for such marriages. Each year, MCC clergy perform 6,000 wedding ceremonies for same-sex couples. MCC believes these marriages are recognized and blessed by God and a community of faith, and seeks State recognition of the ceremonies performed at MCC churches. MCC has a direct interest in restoring the rights abrogated by Proposition 8, of same-sex couples in its congregations to legally marry, and of MCC clergy to officiate legal marriages. 5. Amicus curiae the Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus became the eighth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of California in 2006, and amicus curiae the Rt. Rev. -5- J. Jon Bruno became the sixth Bishop of Los Angeles in 2002. Both have worked to assure gay, lesbian, and transgender persons an equal place in church and society. Bishop Andrus's Episcopal Diocese of California serves a diverse community of faith, with 27,000 people forming 80 congregations, 22 of them missions, including 2 special ministries, in 49 cities and towns from the City and County of San Francisco and the Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, and San Mateo, as well as Los Altos, part of Palo Alto, and Stanford University in Santa Clara County. The Diocese's clergy include some 335 priests and 85 vocational deacons. Bishop Bruno's Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles encompasses 85,000 Episcopalians in 147 congregations located in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties. Served by some 400 clergy, the Diocese also includes some 40 Episcopal schools and some 20 social service and chaplaincy institutions. The Episcopal Church's governing body, its General Convention, resolved in 2006 to "oppose any state or federal constitutional amendment that prohibits same-sex civil marriage or civil unions."3 Bishop Andrus and Bishop Bruno welcomed the decision of the California Supreme Court recognizing marriage equality, In re Resolution 2006-A095, General Convention of the Episcopal Church (2009) (available at http://www.episcopalarchives.org/cgi-bin/acts/acts_resolutioncomplete.pl?resolution=2006-A095). 3 -6- Marriage Cases, 183 P.3d 384 (Cal. 2008), with Bishop Andrus declaring: "All children of God should be afforded the same rights under the law, and this decision recognizes that all Californians, regardless of sexual orientation, have equal access to one of our fundamental human institutions. This decision gives our church another opportunity to partner with our state to ensure that all families have the support they need to build relationships that strengthen our communities, state and country." Meeting last year in Anaheim, the General Convention expressly authorized "bishops, particularly in those dioceses within civil jurisdictions where same-gender marriage, civil unions, or domestic partnerships are legal, [to] provide generous pastoral response to meet the needs of members of this Church"4 while the Episcopal Church considers formal changes to its liturgy and canon law.5 Under this authorization, amici curiae Bishop Andrus and Bishop Bruno, along with Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves of the Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real and Bishop James 4 Resolution 2009-C056, General Convention of the Episcopal Church (2009) (online at http://gc2009.org/ViewLegislation/view_leg_detail.aspx?id=898&type=Final (accessed Oct. 25, 2010). Mary Frances Schjonberg, Episcopal News Service, Liturgy and Music commission hears call for openness, equality for same-gender couples, Oct. 20, 2010, http://www.episcopalchurch.org/79425_125295_ENG_HTM.htm (accessed Oct. 25, 2010). 5 -7- Mathes of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego, permit their clergy to provide liturgical blessings to same-sex couples. 6. Amicus curiae Progressive Jewish Alliance (PJA), www.pjalliance.org, is a non-profit, California-based membership organization, with over 4,000 members, which educates, advocates, and organizes on issues of peace, equality, diversity, and justice. Founded in 1999, and with offices in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area, PJA serves as a vehicle connecting Jews to the critical social-justice issues of the day, to the life of the cities in which they live, and to the Jewish tradition of working for tikkun olam (the repair of the world). As an integral part of its social justice agenda, PJA supports equal access to marriage for all. Representing a people who have long known the sting of marginalization and inferior citizenship, PJA opposes any efforts to discriminate against same-sex couples, whether by constitutional amendment or by the creation of second-class domestic partnerships or civil unions. PJA's views on this subject are grounded in the Jewish legal tradition that the law should be applied equally to all, citizen and stranger alike. Those views are further elaborated upon in PJA's May 12, 2004, policy statement, which can be found at http://www.pjalliance.org/article.aspx?ID=76&CID=9. 7. Amicus curiae Pacific Association of Reform Rabbis (PARR), is the Western Region of the Central Conference of American Rabbis ("CCAR"). Dedicated to the principals of Reform Judaism, PARR is the organization of over 350 Reform -8- rabbis in 13 states, 1 province, and New Zealand. This includes all of California. It opposed Proposition 8 based on its beliefs and resolutions. In 1996 the CCAR endorsed civil marriage for gay people and in 2000 it recognized the right of Reform rabbis to perform religious marriage ceremonies for gay and lesbian Jews. PARR accordingly has a direct interest in this case, for Proposition 8 bars its members from officiating the legal marriages of same-sex couples in their California congregations. 8. Amicus curiae Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is a denomination comprising more than 1,000 congregations nationwide, including many of America's founding churches and more than 70 congregations in the State of California. The denomination's membership includes, for example, the congregation of the Pilgrims who ventured to sail on the Mayflower, landing at Plymouth Rock in 1620 and celebrating the First Thanksgiving in 1621, the First Parish Church in Plymouth, Massachusetts, as well as the congregation organized in 1630 by John Winthrop as the beacon light for his Puritan settlers' shining "City upon a Hill," the First Church in Boston. These are churches whose ministers and congregations today welcome same-sex couples to marry. The UUA's California congregations have similarly welcomed same-sex couples to marry in their churches, and Unitarian Universalist ministers served their congregations in 2008 by officiating legal marriages of many same-sex couples until Proposition 8 interfered. -9- 9. Amicus Curiae Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry California is a statewide justice ministry that cultivates and connects leaders and communities to empower the public voice of those who share Unitarian Universalist values and principles. The Ministry develops civic-engagement skills to educate, organize, and advocate for public policies that: uphold the worth and dignity of every person; further justice, equity, and compassion in human relations; ensure use of the democratic process; protect religious freedom; and promote respect for the interdependent web of all existence. As a matter of human dignity, Unitarian Universalist congregations and clergy in California have long supported the freedom to marry for same-sex couples, both in their religious rites, and as a civil right. Hundreds of same-sex couples were legally married by Unitarian Universalist clergy in California between June 17, 2008, and November 4, 2008, when Proposition 8 took effect. III. Request for Leave to File Brief of Amici Curiae and Appendix of Supporting Religious Organizations and Faith Leaders Amici curiae acknowledge that people of faith are by no means of one mind concerning recognition of same-sex marriages as a religious rite. Yet people of faith should be able to unite in recognizing full civic and legal equality of all Californians when it comes to exercising fundamental rights including the right to marry. Amici curiae firmly believe that no place of worship should be forced to conduct a wedding that is contrary to its beliefs or discipline. The liturgical - 10 - limitations of those that do not recognize same-sex marriage as a religious rite, however, should not be imposed by law to bar other faith traditions from recognizing, and their clergy from officiating over, the marriages of same-sex couples. And no California couples, whatever their faith may be, should be deprived of the right to civil marriage as a fundamental civil right, let alone be deprived of equal protection of the laws. Amici accordingly seek leave to file the accompanying brief, along with an appendix of hundreds of faith-based organizations and faith leaders who wish to add their names in support of the accompanying brief. The parties have stipulated, pursuant to FRAP 29(a), to the filing of the amicus brief. IV. Conclusion Amici respectfully request leave to file the accompanying brief, and the attached appendix of additional supporters who join them in urging this Court to affirm the judgment below. DATED: October 25, 2010 Respectfully submitted, s/ ERIC ALAN ISAACSON ERIC ALAN ISAACSON ERIC ALAN ISAACSON erici@rgrdlaw.com 655 West Broadway, Suite 1900 San Diego, CA 92101 - 11 - Telephone: 619/231-1058 619/231-7423 (fax) STACEY M. KAPLAN skaplan@btkmc.com 580 California Street, Suite 1750 San Francisco, CA 94104 Telephone: 415/400-3000 415/400-3001 (fax) Attorneys for California Faith for Equality, California Council of Churches, General Synod of the United Church of Christ, Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, The Episcopal Bishops of California and Los Angeles, Progressive Jewish Alliance, Pacific Association of Reform Rabbis, Unitarian Universalist Association, and Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry California I:\EricI\First UU, Perry v. Schwarzenegger\9TH CIR Perry v. Schwarzenegger Motion.doc - 12 - CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE The undersigned counsel certified that the Motion for Leave to File Brief of Amici Curiae California Faith for Equality, California Council of Churches, General Synod of the United Church of Christ, Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, The Episcopal Bishops of California and Los Angeles, Progressive Jewish Alliance, Pacific Association of Reform Rabbis, Unitarian Universalist Association, and Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry California, in Support of Plaintiffs-Appellees Kristin M. Perry, et al., and Urging Affirmance; and For Leave to Submit the Attached Appendix of Additional Supporters uses a proportionally spaced Times New Roman typeface, 14-point, and that the text of the motion comprises 2,442 words according to the word count provided by Microsoft Word 2003 word processing software. s/ ERIC ALAN ISAACSON ERIC ALAN ISAACSON DECLARATION OF SERVICE I, the undersigned, declare: 1. That declarant is and was, at all times herein mentioned, a citizen of the United States and employed in the City and County of San Diego, over the age of 18 years, and not a party to or interested party in the within action; that declarant's business address is 655 West Broadway, Suite 1900, San Diego, California 92101. 2. I hereby certify that on October 25, 2010, I electronically filed the foregoing document: Motion for Leave to File Brief of Amici Curiae California Faith for Equality, California Council of Churches, General Synod of the United Church of Christ, Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, The Episcopal Bishops of California and Los Angeles, Progressive Jewish Alliance, Pacific Association of Reform Rabbis, Unitarian Universalist Association, and Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry California, in Support of Plaintiffs-Appellees Kristin M. Perry, et al., and Urging Affirmance; and For Leave to Submit the Attached Appendix of Additional Supporters with the Clerk of the Court for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit by using the appellate CM/ECF system. 3. Participants in the case who are registered CM/ECF users will be served by the appellate CM/ECF system. 4. I further certify that some of the participants in the case are not registered CM/ECF users. I have mailed the foregoing document by First-Class Mail, postage prepaid, or have dispatched it to a third party commercial carrier for delivery within three calendar days, to the following non-CM/ECF participants: Anita L. Staver Liberty Counsel P.O. Box 540774 Orlando, FL 32854 Anthony R. Picarello Jr. United States Catholic Conference 3211 Fourth Street, Northeast Washington, DC 02991-0194 James F. Sweeney Sweeney & Greene LLP Suite 101 8001 Folsom Boulevard Sacramento, CA 95826 Jeffrey Mateer Liberty Institute 2001 W Plano Parkway Suite 1600 Plano, TX 75075 Jeffrey Hunter Moon United States Catholic Conference 3211 Fourth Street, N.E. Washington, DC 20017 Lincoln C. Oliphant Columbus School of Law The Catholic University of America Washington, DC 20064 M. Edward Whelan III Ethics and Public Policy Center Suite 910 1730 M Street N.W. Washington, DC 20036 Mathew D. Staver Liberty Counsel 2nd Floor 1055 Maitland Center Commons Matiland, FL 32751 Michael F. Moses United States Catholic Conference 3211 Fourth Street, Northeast Washington, DC 02991-0194 Stuart J. Roth American Center for Law and Justice 201 Maryland Avenue, N.E. Washington, DC 20002 Thomas Brejcha Thomas More Society Suite 440 29 S. La Salle Street Chicago, IL 60603 Von G. Keetch Kirton & McConkie, PC Eagle Gate Tower 60 E. South Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84111 I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on October 25, 2010, at San Diego, California. s/ ERIC ALAN ISAACSON ERIC ALAN ISAACSON APPENDIX: LIST OF RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS AND FAITH LEADERS SUPPORTING THE CALIFORNIA FAITH FOR EQUALITY BRIEF AND URGING AFFIRMANCE Local Faith Organizations All Saints Church of Pasadena All Souls Episcopal Parish An Ecumenical Catholic Community Bay Area Coalition of Welcoming Congregations Beth Chayim Chadashim Better Vallejo Call To Action, Los Angeles Chapter Call to Action, Palm Springs Chapter Call To Action, Sacramento Chapter Call to Action, San Diego Chapter CASE Domestic Violence Interfaith Project Catholics for Marriage Equality in California Church In Ocean Park Community Church of Atascadero, United Church of Christ Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Congregation Beth Am Congregation Kol Ami Congregational Church of Belmont, United Church of Christ Congregational Church of Fullerton, United Church of Christ Covenant Network of Presbyterians Covenant Presbyterian Church Dignity of Palm Springs Diocese of California American Catholic Church Episcopal Church of the Resurrection Fairview Community Church First Congregational Church of Long Beach First Light Ministries Location Pasadena Berkeley Carlsbad Berkeley Los Angeles Vallejo La Canada Idyllwild ,CA Sacramento San Diego Long Beach San Francsico Santa Monica Atascadero Casa Conejo Mountain View West Hollywood San Mateo Anaheim San Francisco Los Angeles Beaumont San Diego Pleasant Hill Costa Mesa Long Beach Alameda Local Faith Organizations First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego Grace Cathedral of San Francisco Holy Cross Episcopal Church Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church Holy Spirit, Silver Lake Humboldt Chapter Buddhist Peace Fellowship Immaculate Heart Community Inside Out Forums Los Angeles Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, Sacramento Lutherans Concerned of Los Angeles Methodist Federation For Social Action Cal-Pac Chapter Metropolitan Community Church, Los Angeles Metropolitan Community Church, Oakland Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation Missiongathering Christian Church Disciples of Christ Monte Vista Unitarian Universalist Congregation Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church Mt. Hollywood Congregational Church Muslims for Progressive Values National Council of Jewish Women, California Neighbors Group of El Dorado County Federated Church Noe Valley Ministry, Presbyterian Church (USA) Oasis Ministry, Episcopal Diocese of California Pacific Unitarian Church Pasadena Jewish Temple Center Progressive Christians Uniting Progressive Interfaith Alliance, Orange Coast Redlands United Church of Christ Location Los Angeles San Diego San Francisco Castro Valley San Jose Los Angeles Arcata San Diego Pasadena Monterey Park Sacramento Glendale Santa Monica Los Angeles Oakland Fremont San Diego Montclair Walnut Creek Los Angeles Los Angeles Long Beach Placerville San Francisco Alameda Rancho Palos Verdes Pasadena Chino Cypress Redlands Local Faith Organizations Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church Simi Valley United Church of Christ St. Aidan's Episcopal Church, San Francisco St. Cuthbert's Episcopal Church, Oakland St. James Church St. Luke's Episcopal Church St. Paul's Episcopal Church St. Paul's United Methodist Church Temple Beth El Aptos Jewish Community Center That All May Freely Serve The Belfry, Lutheren Episcopal Campus Ministry The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry The Church of St. Savior The Metropolitan Community Church of San Diego The Ministry to Community and World Throop Unitarian Universalist Church Trinity Church Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Unitarian Universalist Church of Santa Rosa Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City Unitarian Universalist Church of the Monterey Peninsula Unitarian Universalist Community Church Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Luis Obispo County United Centers for Spiritual Living United Church of Christ Coalition for LGBT Concerns United Church of Christ Southern California Nevada Conference Unity Fellowship Church, San Diego Unity of the Valley Spiritual Center Location North Hills San Anselmo Simi Valley San Francsico Oakland Los Angeles Walnut Creek Sacramento San Jose Aptos San Francisco Davis Berkeley Berkeley San Diego Santa Barbara Sierra Madre Palo Alto Santa Barbara Palo Alto Santa Rosa Studio City Monterey Sacramento San Luis Obispo La Jolla Laguna Hills La Mesa San Diego Vacaville Local Faith Organizations Vallejo First United Methodist Church Welcoming Community Network/Community of Christ West Hollywood Presbyterian Church Westminster Presbyterian Church Location Vallejo Chino Hills West Hollywood Sacramento Faith Leaders Reverend Thomas Abel Reverend Jonathan Abernethy-Deppe Reverend Roger Aldi Reverend Samuel Alexander Bruce Alexander Rabbi Mona Alfi Reverend Dr. B. Eileen Altman Reverend Thomas E. Ambrogi Cantor Michael Anatole Reverend Sky Anderson Dr. Karen Anderson Reverend Dr. John S. Anderson Reverend Lyle Anderson II Rabbi Melanie Aron Reverend Susan Ashton Reverend Joy Atkinson Minister Jay Atkinson Dean Atkinson Reverend Dr. Michael Backlund Reverend Canon J. Edwin Bacon Reverend Anne Cox Bailey Reverend Dr. Brian Baker Reverend Carissa Baldwin Reverend Elizabeth Banks Pastor Keith G. Banwart, Jr. Reverend Canon Michael Barlowe Affiliation Cathedral of St. John the Beloved Church of St Paul in the Desert of Palm Springs United Centers for Spiritual Living First Presbyterian Church of San Rafael St Mark's Episcopal Church Congregation B'nai Israel First Congregational Church of Palo Alto, United Church of Christ Progressive Christians Uniting Temple Beth Torah Metropolitan Community Church of San Jose Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church St. John's Presbyterian Church Community of Christ Congregation Shir Hadash Ocean Ave Presbyterian Church Unitarian Universalist Association Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City St. Marks Lutheran Church St. Paul Episcopal Church of Sacramento All Saints Episcopal Church St. Luke's Episcopal Church Trinity Episcopal Cathedral All Saints Episcopal Church Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis St. Matthew's Church Episcopal Diocese of California Location San Diego Palm Springs Burbank San Rafael Berkeley Sacramento Palo Alto Claremont Ventura San Jose Irvine San Francisco Santa Monica Los Gatos San Francisco Berkeley Studio City San Francisco Angels Camp Pasadena Walnut Creek Sacramento Pasadena Davis Glendale San Francisco Faith Leaders Reverend Kay Barre Reverend Carol J. Barriger Reverend Wendy Bartel Rabbi Lewis M. Barth Pastor Ryan Bell Reverend Christopher Bell Reverend Jason E. Bense Cantor David Berger Rabbi Michael Berk Rabbi Allan Berkowitz Rabbi Linda Earle Bertenthal Judge Bruce N. Berwald Reverend Randy Besta Reverend Dr. Duane Bidwell Ms. Susan Bierman Reverend Rebecca Bijur President Meredith L. Bischoff Mr. AJ Blackwood Reverend Machrina Blasdell Reverend Adam Blons Rabbinic Intern Olga Bluman Reverend Richard Bolin Reverend Dr. Mark S. Bollwinkel Reverend Lou Bordisso Reverend Lisa Bove Reverend Dale Bracey Affiliation United Methodist Church United Church of Christ- Northern California Nevada Conference Sierra Foothills Unitarian Universalists Hebrew Union College Hollywood Adventist Church Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer Congregation Tikvat Jacob Congregations Beth Israel Sinai Synagogue Union for Reform Judaism Inner Light Ministries Christ Chapel Metropolitan Community Church Claremont School of Theology Call To Action, Los Angeles Chapter Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica Welcoming Community Network- Community of Christ Progressive Interfaith Alliance OC Episcopal Diocese of California First Congregational Church of Berkeley City of Hope Trinity United Methodist Church of Los Osos Los Altos United Methodist Church American Catholic Diocese of California West Hollywood Presbyterian Church Stone Church of Willow Glen Location Lakeside Redwood City Auburn Encino Hollywood Santa Rosa Sacramento Manhattan Beach San Diego Willow Glen Los Angeles Santa Cruz Santa Ana Claremont La Canada Santa Monica Chino Hills Cypress San Francisco Berkeley Los Angeles Los Osos Morgan Hill Vallejo North Hills Los Gatos Faith Leaders Reverend Gerry Brague Reverend Bonnie P. Brandon Reverend Susan Kay Brecht Reverend Paul R. Brenner Reverend Elizabeth Ann Brick Reverend Nancy Brink Reverend William Van Briones Rabbi Charles K. Briskin Rector Phil Brochard Reverend John Brooke Reverend Mary Sue Brookshire Rabbi Sharon Brous Reverend Dr. Donald Brown District Executive Ken Ray Brown Reverend Dr. Kevin Burchette Buchanan Reverend Kevin Bucy Reverend Houston Burnside, Jr. Reverend Paul Anthony Burrows Reverend Sally Burton Mr. Michael Busch Reverend John F. Butkis Executive Director Pam Byers Ms. Caryl M. Callsen Reverend David Camphouse Reverend Lee Carlile Affiliation Chalice Christian Church St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Community Church of Atascadero, United Church of Christ St. Francis Lutheran Church St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Office of Church Relations at Chapman University Los Angeles Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple Temple Beth El of San Pedro All Souls of Berkeley United Church of Christ United Church of Christ IKAR All Souls Parish Pacific Southwest District, Unitarian Universalists Presbyterian Church (USA) Universal Spirit Center The Metropolitan Community Church of San Diego Church of the Advent United Church of Christ Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis Dignity of Palm Springs Covenant Network of Presbyterians Call To Action, Sacramento United Methodist Church El Segundo United Methodist Church Location San Francisco Anaheim Atascadero San Francisco Sacramento Orange Monterey Park San Pedro Berkeley Cotati La Mesa Los Angeles Berkeley Oxnard Santa Rosa San Diego San Diego San Francisco San Bernardino David Beaumont San Francisco Sacramento Santa Maria El Segundo Faith Leaders Reverend Helen Carroll Intern Minister Tamara Casanova Suzuki Reverend Meghan Conrad Cefalu Reverend John Chamberlin Reverend Susan M. Champion Reverend Diana Cheifetz Reverend Jacqueline Cherry Reverend Dr. Lynn Cheyney Reverend Brother Neil Victor Christensen Minister Jan Christian Pastor Wayne Christiansen Mr. Samuel Chu Reverend Rachel L. Ciupek-Reed Reverend Tom Clark Reverend Robbin Clark Rabbi Jennifer Clayman Rabbi Heidi Cohen Reverend Carolyn Colbert Reverend Dr. Kenneth Collier Reverend Dr. Gary B. Collins Affiliation Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship University Interfaith Center, CSU Long Beach Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains Hayward First United Methodist Church Christ the Lord Episcopal San Francisco Presbytery The Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist Westwood Presbyterian Church Community of Sts. Elizabeth of Hungary & Francis de Sales- Interdenominational Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura Interfaith Peacemakers California Faith for Equality Mt. Hollywood Congregational Church California-Nevada Annual Conference of United Methodist Church St. Mark's of Berkeley Congregation Beth Am Temple Beth Sholom Unitarian Universalist Association Unitarian Universalist Association St. Mark Presbyterian Church Unitarian Universalists Fellowship of Redwood City & Faithful Fools Street Ministry Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association Kaiser-Permanente Hospital Location Atascadero Long Beach Grass Valley Hayward Pinole San Francisco San Francisco Los Angeles Sacramento Ventura Los Angeles Los Angeles Los Angeles Grass Valley Berkeley Los Altos Santa Ana Berkeley Santa Barbara Irvine Ms. Michelle Collins Reverend Vicky Combs Rabbi SusanS. Conforti Redwood City Berkeley Irvine Faith Leaders Reverend James P. Conn Director of Chil Lisa Conway Reverend Kathy CooperLedesma Rabbi Mychal Copeland Reverend Cheryl L. Corneliussen Reverend James Corrigan Rabbi Laurie Coskey Reverend Prof. Louis William Countryman Chaplain David Cowell Reverend Jason Cox Rabbi Jill Cozen-Harel Reverend Susan H. Craig Affiliation United Methodist Church Los Altos United Methodist Church Hollywood United Methodist Church Hillel at Stanford Zion Lutheran Church Mission San Diego Location Santa Monica Morgan Hill Los Angeles Stanford Stockton San Diego San Diego Good Shepherd Episcopal Church Professional Home Health Hospice Episcopal Urban Intern Program All Saints Episcopal Church Oakland San Mateo Los Angeles San Francisco Pasadena Claremont Sonoma Oakland Riverside Pacifica Pasadena San Diego San Marino La Palma Los Angeles Pismo Beach Vallejo Sonoma Rancho Reverend Donn Arlyn Crail West Hollywood Presbyterian Church Reverend Norman Lee Cram Saint Elizabeth's Reverend Pamela Cranston Minister Matthew Walter Crary Reverend Robin Crawford Reverend Dr. John Crean Reverend John Crepeau Reverend Art Cribbs St. Cuthbert's Episcopal Church of Oakland Universalist Unitarian Church of Riverside St. Andrew Presbyterian Church of Pacifica All Saints Church Dignity of San Diego San Marino Congregational United Church of Christ Reverend Brent A. Criswell United Methodist Church Reverend Dr. John P. University of Southern California School of Crossley Jr. Religion Community Presbyterian Church of Pismo Reverend Bob Crouch Beach Mr. David Crumrine Reverend Pamela Cummings Reverend Jerilyn Dahlke Better Vallejo Sonoma United Methodist Church Presbyterian Church (USA) Cordova Faith Leaders Reverend Dan Damon Mrs. Carol Damonte Reverend David Daniels Reverend Rosemary Davis Reverend Walt Davis Pastor Gregory Earl Davis Reverend Dr. Randall Day Reverend Nancy DeNero Reverend Kristi Denham Reverend Scott Denman Reverend Sean Dennison Reverend Edward J. Dietrich Reverend Tommy Dillon Reverend D. Rebecca Dinovo Reverend Thomas D. Discavage Reverend Brian Keith Dixon Rabbi Wayne Dosick Reverend Dr. David C. Downing Mr. Charles Dunker Reverend Amy Beth Durward Reverend Ronald Gene Dybvig Reverend Jonathan Eastman Rabbi Lisa A. Edwards Affiliation First United Methodist Church Los Altos United Methodist Church Love, Honor, Cherish Claremont United Methodist Church Presbyterian Church (USA) Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) St. Mark's-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church Mount Hollywood Congregational UCC Congregational Church of Belmont- United Church of Christ St. John's Episcopal Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Luis Obispo Counth Location Richmond Morgan Hill Los Angeles Claremont San Anselmo Glendora Solvang Pasadena Belmont Oakland San Luis Obispo Palm Springs St. Aidan's Episcopal Church Episcopal Church St. James' in the City New Ground Community The Elijah Minyan University Christian Church Los Altos United Methodist Church United Methodist Church Church of Santa Paula Presbyterian Church of Saint Helena Beth Chayim Chadashim San Francisco El Cajon Los Angeles San Francisco San Carlos La Costa San Diego Redwood City Saint Helena Santa Paula St. Helena Los Angeles Reverend Melanie Donahoe Church of the Epiphany Reverend Terri Echelbarger Peninsula Metropolitan Community Church Reverend Jonathan Edwards Faith Leaders Rabbi Denise L. Eger Bishop Emeritus Paul W. Egertson Reverend Dr. Tom Eggebeen Rabbi Stephen Einstein Reverend John Lincoln Eisel Reverend Paula Elizabeth Reverend Michael Patrick Ellard Reverend John Elliott Reverend John R. Embree Reverend Allison English Reverend George Erickson Reverend Stefanie Sabine Etzbach-Dale Bishop Brenda Evans Cooper Reverend Janet Ewart Reverend Richard Gardner Fabian Reverend John Fanestil Father Geoffrey Farrow Reverend Michelle Favreault Reverend David J. Ferguson Reverend Robert H. Fernandez Reverend Gabriel Ferrer Reverend Ted L. Firch Reverend Steve Fischter Reverend Sue Fisher Bethel United Church of Christ Affiliation Congregation Kol Ami Southwest California Synod- Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Covenant Presbyterian Church of Los Angeles Congregation B'nai Tzedek Bethany Presbyterian Kensington Community Church, United Church of Christ Council of Churches of Santa Clara County Agape Resurrection Lutheran Church St. Wilfrid of York Episcopal Church Presbytery of San Jose Unitarian Universalist Church of Santa Clarita Christ Chapel World Ministries Broadmoor Presbyterian Church All Saints Company United Methodist Church Roman Catholic Starr King School for the Ministry Seventh-day Adventist Kinship Westminster Presbyterian Church All Saints' Beverly Hills First Christian Church Hollywood Lutheran Church Presbyterian Church (USA) Ontario Location West Hollywood Thousand Oaks Los Angeles Fountain Valley Sacramento San Diego San Jose Culver City Anaheim Huntington Beach Watsonville Santa Monica San Diego Redwood City San Francisco La Mesa Los Angeles San Leandro Sunland Fair Oaks Beverly Hills Sacramento Los Angeles El Segundo President Loring FiskePhillips Rabbi Joel R. Fleekop Faith Leaders Reverend Susan Fleenor Reverend Dr. John C. Forney Reverend Jerry Fox Rabbi Allen I. Freehling Reverend Doctor Richard Freeman Reverend John L. Freesemann Reverend Arthur French Reverend Paul Fromberg Rabbi Pamela Frydman Reverend Curt Fuller Reverend Jeffrey Gaines Reverend Dr. Jane Galloway Reverend Debbie Gara Reverend Lynn Gardner Pastor Ronn Garton Ms. Jennifer Gennari Redlands United Church of Christ Congregation Shir Hadash Affiliation Knox Presbyterian Church All Saints Episcopal Church of Pasadena St. Paul's United Methodist Church University Synagogue Community Congregational Church- United Church of Christ Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church Pasadena Presbyterian Church St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church OHALAH University City United Church Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church Immanuel Church United Methodist Sierra Foothills Unitarian Universalists Presbytery of San Diego Redlands San Jose Location Santa Rosa Chino San Jose Los Angeles Chula Vista San Jose Pasadena San Francisco San Francisco San Diego San Francisco Long Beach Monrovia Auburn San Diego Sausalito Long Beach Los Angeles Menlo Park Oakland San Francisco San Francisco Portola Valley Simi Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin Grace United Methodist Church of Long Reverend Nestor S. Gerente Beach Reverend Elizabeth Gibbs Zender Immanuel Presbyterian Church Reverend Dr. Diana Gibson Presbyterian Church (USA) Reverend Joel GilbertsonWhite Saint Francis Memorial Hospital Rabbi Rosalind Glazer Reverend Dr. Robert Morris Goldstein Reverend Mark GoodmanMorris Reverend Dr. June C. Goudey Beth Israel Judea St. Francis Lutheran Church Valley Presbyterian Church United Church of Christ Faith Leaders Reverend Dr. Sharon R. Graff Reverend James Grant Rabbi Joshua Grater Reverend Vicki Gray Reverend Kathleen Green Reverend Gerald Green Reverend Dr. Kathleen Greider Reverend P. Joshua Griffin Dr. Liora Gubkin Malicdem Reverend Donald Francis Guest Reverend Bill Habicht Pastor Sara HaldemanScarr Reverend Patricia Hall Reverend James Hallerberg Reverend Sarah Halverson Pastor David John Hamilton Reverend Barbara A. Hamilton-Holway Reverend Bill HamiltonHolway Reverend Terry HamiltonPoore Reverend Heather Hammer Reverend Bet Hannon Reverend Sarah Hans Reverend Sharon Hare Reverend Dan Harper Pastor David J. Harvey Affiliation Redlands United Church of Christ First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center Christ the Lord Episcopal Church of Pinole Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association Unity Fellowship Church of San Diego Claremont School of Theology Episcopal Diocese of California Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Kern County Glide Memorial United Methodist Church Davis Community Church First Church of the Brethren of San Diego Center for Spiritual Enlightenment First Lutheran Church Evangelical Lutheran Church of America Fairview Community Church Napa Valley Lutheran Church Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley Presbytery of the Redwoods St. John's United Methodist Church United Church of Christ Universal Spirit Center First Presbyterian Church of San Jose Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Celebration of Faith Location Redlands San Diego Pasadena Vallejo La Mesa San Diego Claremont San Francisco Bakersfield San Francisco Davis Pomona Campbell San Diego Costa Mesa Napa Kensington Berkeley San Anselmo Rohnert Park Fresno San Diego San Jose Palo Alto Walnut Creek San Jose Reverend Rebecca Harrison Presbytery of San Francisco Faith Leaders Reverend Canon Mary Hauck Reverend Peter D. Haynes Reverend Dr. Andrew F. Headden Reverend Dr. Kathy Hearn Reverend Dr. Jane E. Heckles Ministerial Intern Lara Helfer Reverend Richard E. Helmer Reverend Mark Henderson Reverend Maggi Henderson Pastor Alison Hendley Reverend Pat D. Hendrickson Rabbi Alan Henkin Reverend Ivan Herman Reverend April Marie Herron Professor J. R. Hiatt Reverend Pamela Higgins Reverend Carol Clarke Hilton Affiliation St. Michael's Episcopal Church Saint Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church El Dorado County Federated United Centers for Spiritual Living United Church of Christ Unitarian Universalist Church of Long Beach The Episcopal Church of Our Saviour of Mill Valley School for Deacons Old First Presbyterian Church San Rafael First United Methodist Church Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles Union for Reform Judaism Carmichael Presbyterian Church Pacific Beach United Methodist Church Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Location Carmichael Corona del Mar Placerville La Jolla Claremont Long Beach Mill Valley San Francisco San Francisco San Rafael Thousand Oaks Porter Ranch Carmichael San Diego Agoura Hills Benicia Palomar Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Oceanside Canoga Park Berkeley Oakland Sacramento Anaheim Santa Ana Minister Anne Felton Hines Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church Reverend Mary Louise Hintz All Souls Episcopal Church Sojourn Chaplaincy at San Francisco General Reverend Will Hocker Hospital Reverend Martha Hodges Senior Deacon Shelby Hogan Reverend Dr. Michael L. Holland Reverend Michael Hollingshead Unitarian Universalist Community Church Congregational Church of Fullerton, United Church of Christ Church of the Foothills, United Church of Christ & DOC United Church of Christ Faith Leaders Reverend Dr. Glenda B. Hope Affiliation San Francisco Network Ministries Location San Francisco Stockton Stockton Los Angeles Santa Ana San Francisco Oakland Castro Valley Saratoga Culver City Alameda Woodland Hills Oakland Vacaville Palm Springs Aptos San Diego Berkeley Berkeley Vista San Francisco Campbell Santa Rosa Sacramento Monterey Berkeley San Mateo Reverend Jeff Hopson First Congregational Church Reverend Laura M. Horton- First Unitarian Universalist Church of Ludwig Stockton Reverend Ricky Hoyt Rabbi Jocee Hudson Reverend Joan Huff Reverend Kathy Huff Reverend Robert Iles Rabbi Debbie Israel Reverend John Iwohara Reverend Thomas C. Jackson Rabbi Steven B. Jacobs Reverend Anne H. Jensen Reverend Lucretia Jevne Reverend Kevin A. Johnson Reverend Deborah Johnson Reverend Darin Johnson Reverend Jeff R. Johnson Reverend Dr. Jay Johnson Reverend Dr. Beth A. Johnson Reverend Todd Jolly Reverend Dr. Alan Jones Reverend Allan B. Jones Reverend Roger Jones Rabbi Valerie Joseph Dr. Daniel JoslynSiemiatkoski Reverend Lyn Juckniess First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles Temple Israel of Hollywood 7th Avenue Presbyterian of San Francisco First Unitarian Church of Oakland Holy Cross Castro Valley Congregation Emeth Venice Hongwanji Oasis California Progressive Faith Foundation Christ Episcopal Church Episcopal Church Bloom in the Desert Ministries United Church of Christ Inner Light Ministries Lutheran-Episcopal Campus Ministry University Lutheran Chapel of Berkeley Pacific School of Religion Palomar Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church Campbell United Methodist Church Christ Church United Methodist Unitarian Universalist B'nai Torah Church Divinity School of the Pacific San Francisco Presbytery Faith Leaders Pastor Jocelyn JurkovichHughes Reverend Karen L. Kahn Reverend Katie KandarianMorris Reverend Daniel Kane Ministerial Candidate Andrew Karlson Rabbi Jim Kaufman Reverend Rob Keim Dr. Alan D. Kelchner Reverend Anthony Keller President Brian R. Kelly Reverend Keenan Colton Kelsey Reverend Bill N. Kennedy Reverend Zelda Kennedy Reverend Kate Kennedy Cantor Evan Kent Reverend Dr. Flora A. Kesheegian Reverend Fances Kieschnick Reverend InHo Kim Reverend Roger Kimble III Canon Randolph Kimmler Board President Jennifer King Reverend Abigail King Kaiser Rabbi Paul Kipnes Reverend Jim Kitchens Rabbi Lori Klein Affiliation Lutheran Episcopal Campus Ministry at UC Davis Chico New Thought Center for Spiritual Living Starr King Unitarian Universalist Church First Unitarian Church of Oakland Unitarian Universalist Temple Beth Hillel St. Mark's Episcopal Church Danville Congregational Church St. Georges Church Dignity of San Diego Noe Valley Ministry Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Redwood City All Saints Episcopal Church Unitarian Universalist Temple Isaiah Church Divinity School of the Pacific Episcopal Diocese of California Presbyterian Church (USA) Vallejo First United Methodist Church Holy Spirit Episcopal Community Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation Presbyterian Church (USA) Congregation Or Ami Calvary Presbyterian Church Alliance for Jewish Renewal Location Davis Chico Castro Valley Oakland Oakland North Hollywood Palo Alto Danville La Canada Flintridge San Diego San Francisco Redwood City Pasadena Davis Sherman Oaks Berkeley Palo Alto San Francisco Vallejo Los Angeles Fremont Oakland Calabasas San Francisco Capitola Faith Leaders Reverend Nora Klynjan Affiliation Church of Truth Location Carlsbad Berkeley Ventura San Diego Oakland Pleasant Hill San Jose Elk Grove Laguna Niguel Sacramento Rolling Hills Estates Placerville Berkeley San Jose Pomona Los Angeles San Francisco Long Beach Elk Grove Sacramento Los Angeles San Diego San Diego San Rafael Redwood City Reverend Theolinda Knight Episcopal Diocese of California Temple Educator Janis Knight Temple Beth Torah Reverend Dan Koeshall Reverend Victoria S. Kolakowski Reverend Wendy Komori Stager Reverend Peter Koopman Reverend James Kosko Reverend Dale L. Kraai Reverend Doug C B. Kraft Reverend Dr. Reinhard Krauss Reverend Craig Kuehn Reverend Kurt A. Kuhwald Reverend Rebecca Kuiken Rabbi Jonathan Kupetz Dr. Joel L. Kushner Rabbi Lawrence Kushner Reverend Dr. Jonipher J. Kwong Reverend Kathleen Fay La Point-Collup Reverend Jose Luis La Torre Reverend Peter Laarman Reverend Ghislain Labonte Reverend Scott Landis Reverend Joseph Lane Metropolitan Community Church New Spirit Community Church St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Presbyterian (USA) Elk Grove United Church of Christ Presbyterian (USA) Unitarian Universalist Society St. Luke's Presbyterian Church Church of Our Saviour Starr King School for the Ministry- Unitarian Universalist Interfaith Council on Economics and Justice Temple Beth Israel Institute for Judaism & Sexual Orientation at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Emanu-El Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society Elk Grove United Methodist Church St. Johns Lutheran Progressive Christians Uniting Unitarian Universalist Mission Hills United Church of Christ Episcopal Church of the Redeemer of San Rafael Reverend Anna Lange-Soto El Buen Pastor Episcopal Church Faith Leaders Reverend Richard Lawrence Rabbi Martin S. Lawson Reverend Eric O. Ledermann Reverend Donald Lee Reverend Stephen Lee Reverend Dr. Katherine Lehman Reverend Michael Lemaire Reverend Terry Lepage Reverend Joanne Leslie Ms. Diana Levin Rabbi Richard Levy Reverend Charles H. Lewis Reverend Laurel Liefert Pastor Leif Lind Reverend Eileen Lindsay Rabbi Richard M. Litvak Reverend James Lockwood-Stewart Reverend Odette Lockwood-Stewart Reverend Linda LoessbergZahl Reverend Abel E. Lopez Reverend Michael Love Reverend Kelly Love President Mary Lundholm Reverend Brian Lyke Pastor Max Lynn Dr. Joseph Lyons Dr. Carol Mack Affiliation Location San Diego Temple Emanu-El First Presbyterian Church Sierra Pines United Methodist Church Grace United Methodist Church St. Bede's Episcopal Church All Souls Parish Episcopal Church United Church of Christ St. John's Episcopal Church of Los Angeles Congregation Etz Chaim Hebrew Union College San Francisco Night Ministry First Unitarian Church of Oakland Glendale City Seventh-day Adventist Church Walnut Creek United Methodist Church Temple Beth El Epworth United Methodist Church Epworth United Methodist Church United Methodist Church All Saints Episcopal Church of Pasadena First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Fair Oaks United Methodist Church Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church Presbyterian Church (USA) St. John's Presbyterian Church of Berkeley La Verne Church of the Brethren United Church of Christ of Simi Valley San Diego San Bernardino Sierra Pines Oakland Menlo Park Berkeley Irvine Los Angeles Ramona Los Angeles San Francisco Berkeley Redlands Walnut Creek Aptos Berkeley Berkeley Elk Grove Pasadena Palo Alto Fair Oaks Costa Mesa Carmel Berkeley Claremont Newbury Park Faith Leaders Reverend Kenneth MacLean Rabbi Dana Magat Intern Minister Sue Magidson Pastor Paula Mann Pastor Sharon Mann Rabbi Paula Marcus Rabbi Janet Marder Reverend Erin Martinson Rabbi Jeff Marx Reverend Dr. Paul Masquelier Reverend Stephen J. Mather Dr. Karolyn R. Mauro Reverend Christine Mc Spadden Reverend Melissa McCarthy Reverend Richard McCullen Reverend Matthew McDermott Reverend Aaron McEmrys Reverend Valerie McEntee Reverend Will C. McGarvey Reverend Debra McGuire Reverend Stephen McHale Reverend Laurie McHugh Reverend Janet Gollery McKeithen Reverend Melinda McLain Intern Minister Patrick McLaughlin Reverend Christie McManus Affiliation Unitarian Universalist Church of the Desert Temple Emanu-El First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego Presbytery of the Pacific Pacific Southwest Region Temple Beth El Congregation Beth Am Christ Lutheran Church Santa Monica Synagogue Presbyterian Church (USA) Coronado Community Church Location Rancho Mirage San Jose San Diego Los Angeles El Cajon Aptos Los Altos Pacific Beach Santa Monica San Jose Coronado Mary Magdalene Apostle Catholic Community San Diego Grace Cathedral Epiphany- Episcopal Missiongathering Christian Church Disciples of Christ St. Marks of Palo Alto Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara Congregational Church of Belmont Community Presbyterian St. John's Presbyterian Church Episcopal Church of the Resurrection First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto United Methodist Church City of Refuge United Church of Christ Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church St. John's Episcopal Parish San Francisco Oak Park San Diego Palo Alto Santa Barbara Belmont Pittsburg San Francisco Pleasant Hill Palo Alto Santa Monica San Francisco Vista Gualala Faith Leaders Reverend Kathleen McShane Minister Alexander Medina Reverend Judith Meyer Reverend Ben Meyers Reverend Barbara Meyers Reverend David Michaels Senior Pastor Reverend Terri Miller Pastor Wilbert Miller Reverend David Miller Reverend Dr. Curtis E. Miner Reverend Darren Miner Rabbi Michelle Missaghieh Reverend Dr. Randle Richard Mixon Reverend Aimee Moiso Reverend Sarah Moldenhauer-Salazar Reverend Douglas James Monroe Reverend Eichard Ora Moore Reverend Joyce Kirk Moore Minister John Morehouse Reverend Amy Zucker Morgenstern Reverend Katie Morrison Reverend Paul E. Mullins Reverend David C.H. Mundy Affiliation Pacific School of Religion Christ Chapel World Ministries Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation Metropolitan Community Church of San Diego Valley Ministries Metropolitan Community Church First Lutheran Church Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Diego United Church of Christ Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, San Francisco Temple Israel of Hollywood First Baptist Church of Palo Alto Presbyterian Church (USA) First Unitarian Church of Oakland First United Methodist Church of Napa United Church of Christ San Dimas Community United Church of Christ Pacific Unitarian Church Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto San Lorenzo Community Church United Church of Christ Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church Metropolitan Community Church Location Berkeley Encinitas Santa Monica Berkeley Fremont San Diego Stockton San Diego San Diego San Luis Obispo San Francisco Los Angeles Palo Alto Santa Clara Berkeley Napa Claremont San Dimas Rancho Palos Verdes Palo Alto Oakland San Francisco Oakland Faith Leaders Senior Minister Ken Micah Murdock Rabbi Nancy Myers Dr. Deborah Nagle-Burks Professor Julius Nam Reverend Eric Nefstead Reverend Lee Neish Reverend Dr. Greg Nelson Reverend Geoff Nelson Reverend Dr. James A. Nelson Reverend Dr. Kim L. Nelson Reverend Dr. Paula Nesbitt Reverend Drew Nettinga Reverend Penny Newall Reverend CanonJames A. Newman Minister Jeremy Nickel Reverend Catherine Noellert Reverend Dr. Elizabeth Nordquist Reverend Dr. John T. Norris Reverend Doug Northrip Mr. Albert O'Brien Reverend John Oda Reverend Susan Oeffler Reverend Canon Albert J. Ogle Reverend Julia Older Reverend Sandy Olewine Reverend Dr. Karen P. Oliveto Affiliation Unity of the Valley Spiritual Center Temple Beth David Oak Tree Bereavement Center/ St. Edmund's Loma Linda University The Episcopal Diocese of California Los Gatos United Methodist Church Second Wind Whittier Presbyterian Church Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church Lakeside Presbyterian Church All Souls Episcopal Parish United Church of Christ- Northern California Nevada Conference St. Andrew Presbyterian Church St. Bede's Episcopal Church Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation Los Altos United Methodist Church Presbyterian Church (USA) Loomis Basin United Church of Christ Modesto First Christian Church Call To Action, San Diego David United Methodist Church Los Altos United Methodist Church St. Paul's Foundation for International Reconciliation Unitarian Universalist Fellowship The Neighborhood United Methodist Church Glide Memorial United Methodist Church Location Vacaville Westminster Pacifica Loma Linda San Francisco Los Gatos San Francisco Whittier Pasadena San Francisco Berkeley San Leandro Pacifica Los Angeles San Francisco Morgan Hill Los Angeles Loomis Modesto San Diego San Francisco Long Beach San Diego Redwood City Long Beach San Francisco Faith Leaders Reverend Elane O'Rourke Reverend Carolyn Osborn Reverend Bob Oshita Reverend Kathleen Owens Reverend Dr. Carolyn S. Owen-Towle Reverend Tom OwenTowle Pastor Thomas Oxtoby Reverend Elizabeth Parab Pastor Larry Patten Reverend Dr. Geraldine Anne Paulsen Reverend Debra Peevey Dr. Ulrica Perkins Pastor Craig Peterson Associate Minister Hannah Petrie Reverend WalterE. Phelps Reverend Giovanna M. Piazza Reverend Dr. Linda Pickens-Jones Reverend Jay K. Pierce Reverend Lauran Pifke Reverend George Vail Pixley Reverend Pamela Griffith Pond Reverend Stina Pope Reverend R. Winston Presnall Pastor Dr. Rebecca B. Prichard Reverend Sheri Prud'homme Affiliation Campbell United Church of Christ Point Reyes Community Presbyterian Church Buddhist Church of Sacramento First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego Tapestry, Unitarian Universalist Congregation Westminster Presbyterian Church of Sacramento St. Edmund's Episcopal Church United Methodist Church New Faith United Church of Christ Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Antelope Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Location San Jose San Rafael Sacramento San Diego San Diego San Diego Sacramento Redwood City Fresno Auburn Lancaster Woodland Hills Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church St. Brigid's Episcopal Church Ecumenical Catholic United Methodist Church United Methodist Church of Merced St. Anne's Episcopal Church First Baptist Church of Claremont Marin Lutheran Church Sei Ko Kai Christ Church Presbyterian Church (USA) Tustin Presbyterian Church First Unitarian Church of Oakland Pasadena Vacaville Santa Ana Santa Clara Merced Fremont Claremont Novato Pacifica Rancho Santa Margarita Santa Ana Berkeley Faith Leaders Reverend Ross Putnam Reverend Jane Quandt Reverend William Radatz Reverend Lindi Ramsden Reverend Benita A. Ramsey Reverend Ellen Rankin Affiliation Mission Hills United Church of Christ First Congregational Church of Riverside, United Church of Christ First Lutheran Church San Diego Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of CA Unity Fellowship of Christ Church Riverside Presbyterian Church (USA) Location San Diego Riverside San Diego Sacramento Riverside San Anselmo San Jose Oakland Berkeley Walnut Creek Napa Pasadena Alameda Rancho Palos Verdes Oakland Newport Beach San Leandro San Francisco Emeryville San Diego San Diego San Diego Tustin Thousand Oaks Los Gatos Reverend Charles Rawlings Santa Clara County Council of Churches Reverend Dr. John Rawlinson St. James Episcopal Church of Oakland St. Savior Inclusive Celtic Church of San Reverend Kaaren Lynn Ray Francisco Reverend Roger Reaber Reverend Dr. Deana Jo Reed Reverend Dr. George Regas Pastoral Director Lawrence Reh Reverend Diane Rehfield Reverend Elaine Reichert Reverend Thomas William Reinhart-Marean Reverend Dr. Sarah Reyes Reverend Bruce ReyesChow Ms. Jennifer Rice Reverend Canon Mary Richardson Reverend Scott Richardson Pastor Wayne Riggs Reverend Reese M. Riley Rabbi Ted Riter Reverend Dr. Thomas B. Robb Grace Presbyterian Church Covenant Presbyterian Rector Emeritus, All Saints Episcopal of Pasadena First Light Ministries United Methodist Church St. John's Oakland United Methodist Church Bethel Community Mission Bay Community Church St. Mark's Berkeley St. Paul's Cathedral St. Paul's Cathedral Plymouth Church St. Paul's Episcopal Church Temple Adat Elohim Presbytery of San Jose Faith Leaders Reverend Luis Rodriguez Reverend Russell Richard Roe Dr. Jack B. Rogers Reverend Dawn Roginski Reverend Richard Rollefson Reverend Alex Roller Director Joshua Romero Rabbi D'vorah Rose Reverend Elisabeth Payne Rosen Rabbi Arthur Rosenberg Rabbi Adam Nathan Rosenwasser Reverend Patricia Ross Reverend Carol S. Rudisill Chairman D. Rudolph Mrs. Kathy Ruiz Goldenkranz Reverend Canon Susan Russell Pastor William H. Ruth Reverend Dr. Pete Sabey Rabbi Dr. J.B. Sacks Reverend Gerald Satoshi Sakamoto Rabbi Elisheva Salamo Ms. Lenora M. Sanchez Reverend Joanne Sanders Reverend William C. Sanford Pastor Karen Sapio Affiliation Episcopal Church of the Saviour United Church of Christ Moderator of the 213th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) Coalition of Welcoming Congregations Christ Lutheran Church Christian Church Disciples of Christ Solace Bay Area Coalition of Welcoming Congregations Episcopal Diocese of California Motion Picture and Television Fund Congregation Beth Am St. John's Parish of Clayton St. John's Parish of Clayton Call to Action, Palm Springs Throop Unitarian Universalist Church All Saints Episcopal Church of Pasadena Our Redeemer Lutheran Church Interfaith Counseling Service Academy for Jewish Religion California San Jose Buddhist Church Keddem Congregation Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim Stanford University United Methodist Church of Merced Claremont Presbyterian Church Location Hanford Palo Alto Pasadena Napa San Diego San Diego San Diego San Francisco Bay Area Ross Woodland Hills Mountain View Palm Springs Pasadena Idyllwild Aptos Pasadena Livingston Claremont Woodland Hills San Jose Palo Alto Huntington Beach Stanford Atwater Claremont Faith Leaders Reverend Lisa Sargent Reverend Richard Schaper Minister Cathy Scheer Reverend Denese Schellink Dr. Bernard Schlager Reverend Dr. Kenneth Schmidt Rabbi Chaim Leib Schneider Reverend Ann Schranz Reverend Chris Schriner Rabbi Avi M. Schulman Reverend Dr. John Scott Reverend Craig H. Scott Reverend Matt J. Seargeant Reverend Amy Seymour Haney Reverend Dr. Jane Shaw Reverend Betty Sue Sherrod Rabbi John M. Sherwood Reverend Madison Shockley II Reverend Jack Lester Shriver Cantor Meeka Simerly Reverend Grace H. Simons Father River Sims Rabbi Suzanne Singer Reverend Donald Smith Reverend Daniel E. Smith Affiliation Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley Episcopal Diocese of California Unity Fellowship of Christ Church Unity Center of Davis The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry All Saints Episcopal Church of San Francisco Chadeish Yameinu Monte Vista Unitarian Universalist Congregation Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation Temple Beth Torah San Geronimo Community Presbyterian Church Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Tuolumne County Brea United Methodist Church Windsor Presbyterian Church Grace Cathedral First Congregational Church of Santa Barbara United Church of Christ Temple Emet Pilgrim United Church of Christ First Presbyterian of Oakland Temple Emanu-El Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stanislaus County Temenos Catholic Worker St. Victors Catholic Community Church Location Berkeley San Francisco Riverside Elk Grove Berkeley San Francisco Aptos Upland Fremont Fremont San Geronimo Sonora Brea Windsor San Francisco Santa Barbara Oxnard Carlsbad Walnut Creek San Jose Modesto Vallejo Riverside Glendale West Hollywood Wes

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