This Fall, the NC Faith Forward Coalition will host five regional gatherings across the state of North Carolina. Join us as we strategize about the future of our community!
The NC Faith Forward Coalition works with LGBTQ-affirming faith communities and social justice movements to combat discrimination and work to make North Carolina a more inclusive and just state.
As a program of Intersections International, Believe Out Loud is thrilled to share the news of Rev. Julie Johnson Staples' arrival as our organization's new executive director. Click here for more details, and stay tuned for updates on our work ahead as we embark on a strategic planning process under the leadership of Rev. Johnson Staples.
Pictured clockwise: Ashley DeTar Birt, Hannah Soldner, Angélique Gravely, Alison Amyx, Keisha E. McKenzie, Beth Sherouse
No one human being expresses their sexuality nor their gender in the exact same way as another. Yet we are all a part of God’s grand creation and blessed under God’s love.
As followers of Jesus Christ, we are compelled to bear witness to the love, grace, and truth of God in every generation. We believe in and serve a God who is living and active, and continually drawing us nearer to the image of Jesus Christ and the Kingdom that he proclaimed.
Charlottesville is mobilizing to fight fascism and resist white supremacy. Local groups including anarchist people of color, Black Lives Matter, and Showing up for Racial Justice have been on the streets of Charlottesville since the Nazis showed up for their first torch rally months ago, and before then, too. We need you to work with us to defeat fascism. Join us! Hope resides in action.
The Rolling The Stone Away Conference in St. Louis, October 31 - November 2, 2017, will bring together LGBTQ+ Christian leaders in many organizations including Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist, Metropolitan Community Churches, and United Church of Christ communities to share stories and celebrate.
Reconciling United Methodists of Texas Conference unreservedly supports Bishop Karen Oliveto of the Mountain Sky Area. We pray her episcopacy will be long and fruitful—resulting in many disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Chicago – The first openly non-binary trans person was commissioned as a deacon in The United Methodist Church (The UMC) on Sunday, June 4th in the Northern Illinois Annual Conference. Rev. M Barclay, who uses singular they pronouns, is appointed by Bishop Sally Dyck to serve as a deacon at Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN).
Clergy and their supporters attend Judicial Council hearings impacting their ministry, observe liturgical acts of witness