May 20, 2016

Bullying is a growing problem in parts of the connection. It is a contributing factor in suicide and in the violence we see in some cultures today. We affirm the right of all people, regardless of gender, socioeconomic status, race, religion, disability, age, physical appearance, sexual orientation and gender identity, to be free of unwanted […]

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On Transgender Identity

June 11, 2014

WHEREAS, All persons are created in God’s image and are made to glorify Him (Genesis 1:27; Isaiah 43:7); and WHEREAS, God’s design was the creation of two distinct and complementary sexes, male and female (Genesis 1:27; Matthew 19:4; Mark 10:6) which designate the fundamental distinction that God has embedded in the very biology of the […]

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Resolution Against Bully And Discrimination

September 12, 2013

1 1 RESOLUTION AGAINST BULLY AND DISCRIMINATION 2 Approved As Amended 3 4 A Resolution of Witness 5 6 TEXT OF THE MOTION 7 WHEREAS, the United Church of Christ supports the right of students to attend schools that are safe 8 and free from violence, harassment, bullying, and discrimination; and 9 WHEREAS, the United […]

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Churchwide Response to Bullying

July 31, 2012

Resolved, the House of Deputies concurring, That the 77th General Convention calls for a church wide response to the epidemic of bullying, particularly of those perceived as being “different” by virtue of economic, ethnic, racial or physical characteristics, religious status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression; bullying is defined as the recurring use of single or combined written, verbal or electronic expressions or physical acts or gestures, directed at any person that: result in physical or emotional harm to the person or damage to his/her propert

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