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A radically inclusive, just and loving community mobilized to alleviate
suffering and break the cycles of
poverty and marginalization.



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GLIDE Stands with All Immigrants


GLIDE stands with the 800,000 DACA Dreamers who are our neighbors, friends, colleagues, loved ones and fellow Americans, including the more than 220,000 throughout California and here in the Bay Area.


Rescinding DACA (the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy) is an inhumane act that injects fear and uncertainty into our communities. It will mean the loss of jobs, education and health care for hundreds of thousands of young adults and children, not to mention deportation to countries they do not know and where they may face violence and other life-threatening hardships.


This action is part of a larger attack on immigrants across the country, where communities like ours are already plagued by ICE raids and the suffering, isolation and danger they bring. This is occurring in the context of a rising tide of hate and division in America, emboldened by policies that discriminate against, criminalize and scapegoat whole categories of people.


We at GLIDE believe every human being deserves compassion and dignity—everyone—no matter what their immigration status, the color of their skin, or any other feature or circumstance that may pertain to who they are.


Our potential lies in one another, in our ability to come together in our diversity and in mutual respect for our capacity for love. GLIDE will continue to be a place of sanctuary, dialogue and transformation.


GLIDE will continue to work in solidarity with efforts that have already arisen among the grassroots as well and in the halls of state and local governments—such as the California Values Act (SB 54)—to protect Dreamers and indeed all immigrants, documented and otherwise, who are targeted by policies of exclusion.



Karen J. Hanrahan, President and Chief Executive Officer

Rita Shimmin, Executive Director

Rev. Dr. Jay Williams, Lead Pastor

Rev. Cecil Williams, Co-Founder and Minister of Liberation

Janice Mirikitani, Co-Founder



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GLIDE is a diverse, exciting, meaningful place to make your mark. Come be a part of our work together on behalf of a just, humane and lovingly inclusive world.






Mothers Day 17


Responding to Hunger in San Francisco

In a city as wealthy as ours, no one should go hungry. Unfortunately, one in four San Francisco residents struggles daily to get enough to eat.


Please donate now to the 2017 Fund for the Hungry, because every dollar you give will be doubled thanks to a generous matching grant from a caring fellow donor.


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Bringing the Sunday Celebration experience wherever you go! Featuring Janice Mirikitani, Cecil Williams, Warner Brown, Theon Johnson III and Angela Brown with the GLIDE Ensemble and The Change Band.



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 “My family had that sense about them, a sense of caring. Seeing people as they are, rather than as we would like for them to be. And so that melded in my soul and in my life. And my pathway and my journey has been to say: I’m gonna be inclusive.” 

—Rev. Cecil Williams


Today we wish a very happy birthday to Rev. Cecil Williams, GLIDE's beloved Co-Founder and Minister of Liberation. We remain eternally grateful for all that he’s done, and continues to do, for the people of the Tenderloin, San Francisco, and the world through the power and example of unconditional love.


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