The Murray-Rustin Social Justice Institute (MRSJI), named after Pauli Murray, an African American civil rights activist, attorney, women’s rights activist and an Episcopal priest and Bayard Rustin, a Quaker and an American leader in social movements for civil rights, socialism, nonviolence and gay rights, fosters and develops relationships focusing on holistic living for LGBTQ and non-gender conforming persons who have experienced trauma from non-affirming and non-religious communal spaces.


The Institute forges a healthy dialogue and practice around sexuality in black church spaces between the LGBTQ and non-gender conforming community and clergy persons.

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