People of faith and religious leader are called to celebrate the presence of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people in our congregations, local communities, and society at large. LGBTQ people are our neighbors, our congregants, and our religious leaders. People faith and religious leaders must help to create new understandings of sexual and gender diversity and promote justice for LGBTQ people in all areas of religious and public life.
Religious Education Resources on Transgender Justice
If your faith community offers opportunities for religious education, it is vital for this dimension of your community to be inclusive of gender diversity. Find Out More
Sexuality and Gender Identity Definitions
When used correctly, the language describing sexual and gender diversity can prevent miscommunication, misperceptions, stereotypes and discrimination. Find Out More
Fact Sheets on LGBTQ Justice
Access facts sheets related to LGBTQ justice, including from current and past projects. These can be used to in congregational study groups and religious education courses. Find Out More
Social Action Resources on Transgender Justice
To fully join the movement for transgender justice, faith communities need to live out and be a force for transgender justice within and outside their walls. Learn how to show up for transgender justice in your local and wider communities. Find Out More
10 Ways to Go Beyond Welcoming and Affirming
Many congregations that profess to welcoming LGBTQ people don’t talk much about LGBTQ issues or aren’t prepared to address the needs of LGBTQ people in ministry. Learn how to break the silence around sexuality and around LGBTQ identities in your faith community. Find Out More
Take Action on LGBTQ Justice
Access all social action resources related to LGBTQ justice, including action guides, lists of organizations, and resources for taking action in faith communities and society. Find Out More
Although bisexual people make up the largest percentage of the LGBTQ community, bisexuality is often invisible in LGBTQ communities and society as a whole. On the whole, faith communities and denominations have not acknowledged or embraced the experiences of their bisexual members or the bisexual community at large. The Religious Institute hopes to change that. Through our congregational guidebook, Bisexuality: Making the Invisible Visible in Faith Communities, our trainings for faith leaders, and our work with individual faith communities, the Religious Institute helps a broad range of faith communities welcome and embrace bisexual people, reflect theologically on bisexuality, and take action to heal the suffering caused by bisexual erasure and marginalization.
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