Gil to preach at Jack Crum Conference, April 18, Durham, NC

Billings GazetteJack Crum Conference on Prophetic Ministry – Love Your Neighbor

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Epworth United Methodist Church, Durham NC

The next Jack Crum Conference on Prophetic Ministry-Love Your Neighbor will take place at Epworth United Methodist Church in Durham NC-3002 Hope Valley Rd, Durham, NC 27707 . It is about welcoming our LGBTQ brothers and sisters into the full life and ministry of The United Methodist Church. It is from 9:00 am-3:30 pm. Advance registration is $25 and at the door $30 and for students $10. And that does include a light breakfast and lunch. Our keynote speaker will be Rev Frank Schaefer our preacher will be Rev Gil Caldwell. Also Jimmy Creech will be there leading a theological workshop with Reverend Caldwell.


Gil to speak during MLK Day Observance, Shenandoah University

The Rev. Gil Caldwell, an African-American clergyman who is a veteran of the Civil Rights Movement, and who was a friend of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will address the university community at three separate events on Monday, Jan. 19, during Shenandoah’s observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Caldwell, a retired United Methodist Church minister, will show clips from footage for the documentary in post production “From Selma to Stonewall” at 11 a.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Room 123 (Borden Student Associations Center). A conversation will follow the screening. The screening and conversation are free and open to the public.

An MLK Day Q&A Lunch with Caldwell begins at noon in the Brandt Student Center Food Court, and is open to the Shenandoah University community.

At 5 p.m., Caldwell will serve as a guest speaker during a worship service in honor of Dr. King, to be held in Armstrong Concert Hall. The Martin Luther King Jr. Service of Remembrance is free and open to the public.

Shenandoah University students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to meet Caldwell and discuss important issues and topics immediately following the worship service, with discussion over dinner to occur in Allen Dining Hall.


Archbishop Tutu endorses our film!

DesmondLeahTutuFoundation Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Forum statement: “From Selma to Stonewall film” Are we there yet?  

Cape Town-Media Statement: Archbishop Desmond Tutu:

From Selma to Stonewall raises critical issues and highlights the pivotal role that religion should play in ensuring equal rights and justice for all.

Thank you, Archbishop, peacemaker to the world!

Gil in Middletown, Syracuse, and Ashland

Church Women United of the Greater Red Bank, New Jersey Area will present Gil with their 2014 Human Rights Award. March 20-23, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, Gil Caldwell will be participating in The Civil Rights Conference. He will be preaching at the United Methodist Ecumenical Service at 11 am on Sunday, March 23rd.

Saturday, April 12, Ashland, Virginia, Duncan Memorial UMC, Gil will be the keynote at FOLLOWING JESUS: OVERCOMING DISCRIMINATION: Conversations on the Intersections of Heterosexism, Racism and Religion, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Register here.


Gil and GraceSunday, December 8, 2013, Park Hill United Methodist Church, Denver, CO The Center for the Church and Global AIDS is presenting its Paul and Paula Murphy Lifetime Achievement Award to Gilbert and Grace Caldwell for their long history and commitment to and activism in a variety of justice movements.

Presentations at the 8:45 am and 11:00 am worship services, open reception between services. All are welcome.

Gil at MFSA Teach-In, August 27, Washington D.C.

"CLIMATE OF SUSPICION: THE CRIMINALIZATION OF RACE IN AMERICA"Panel discussion presented by the Methodist Federation for Social Action

Tuesday, August 27, 4-5:30 pm Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church 900 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington D.C.

The "Criminalization" of any group of people, because of who they are, is Criminal. In my "old age", (80 in October), I am seeking in my thinking and writing to break out of the silos that cause us in our justice work to think/act in narrow and exclusive ways about racism, sexism, heterosexism, classism, etc. Also, I am thinking more and more about how we get at root, influential causes of our prejudice, bigotry and hatred. We move from combatting ism to ism, and back again, without assessing and confronting that, that births "ism", thinking and acting.