Springfield Pastor Chosen For Oral History Archive
Louis Mitchell, associate minister of South Congregational Church in Springfield, was recently selected for an in-depth interview by the LGBT Religious Archives Network as part of their Oral History Collection.
Mitchell is a pioneering "intentional man", known around the country and abroad as an elder, advocate, teacher, student, minister, parent and friend. In addition to his ministry at South Congregational, he serves as the Co-founder and Executive Director of Transfaith™/Interfaith Working Group.
The LGBT Religious Archives Network (LGBT-RAN) is an innovative venture in preserving history and encouraging scholarly study of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) religious movements around the world. Initiated in 2001 as a project of the Chicago Theological Seminary, LGBT-RAN has been a program of the Center for Lesbian & Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry in Berkeley, California, since 2008. Recognizing that history is written from the perspective of those who preserve their records, LGBT-RAN's overarching purpose is to ensure the preservation and accessibility of the voices and experiences of a great diversity of LGBT religious leaders and groups.
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