BECOMING A PEOPLE OF GRACE AND WELCOME TO ALL WHEREAS, “We are Disciples of Christ, a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world,” called to welcome others as we have been welcomed by God and to practice hospitality to one another, as well as to strangers; and WHEREAS, Scripture affirms that all people are created in the image […]
Resolved: To receive with gratitude the memorials of the Eastern North Dakota, Northern TexasNorthern Louisiana, Eastern Washington-Idaho, South-Central Synod of Wisconsin, Southwestern Texas, Saint Paul Area, Sierra Pacific, Northwest Washington, Greater Milwaukee, Southwest California, Minneapolis Area, Metropolitan New York, Northwestern Minnesota, Upstate New York, Northeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Southwestern Minnesota, Southwestern Pennsylvania, Metropolitan Washington, D.C., […]
Resolved, the House of Deputies concurring, That Title III, Canon 1, Sec. 2 of the Canons of the Episcopal Church be hereby amended to read as follows: No person shall be denied access to the discernment process for any ministry, lay or ordained, in this Church because of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disabilities or age, except as otherwise provided by these Canons. No right to licensing, ordination, or election is hereby established.
WHEREAS, Many Southern Baptist pastors and laypeople have trusted and used the 1984 New International Version (NIV) translation to the great benefit of the Kingdom; and
WHEREAS, Biblica and Zondervan Publishing House are publishing an updated version of the New International Version (NIV) which incorporates gender neutral methods of translation; and
A Resolution of Witness
Submitted by the United Church of Christ Coalition for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns.
A Resolution of Witness
Submitted by Wider Church Ministries
Serious questions about moral behavior and relationships continue to arise in many nations. These issues are complex and difficult to understand outside their particular settings because of strikingly different cultural histories, customs, and understandings of scripture. For example, the issues include female submission, female genital mutilation, child brides, forced marriages, and sexual permissiveness.
1. Only those who have undergone full [Sex Reassignment Surgery–SRS] (including phallosplasty/vaginoplasty) are to be considered as having changed their sex status, and recognized so by Jewish Law.
2. A person who has undergone partial SRS is not deemed to have changed their sex status.
3. A brit or hatafat dam brit is not required for one who has had a phalloplasty.
4. A get is not necessary if one spouse undergoes SRS since the qiddushin are automatically annulled. However in the case of an MTF (male-to-female) person a get should be given before the SRS is completed.
Public Statement from Metropolitan Community Churches, Statement by the Moderator of Metropolitan Community Churches: On the Occasion of 2008’s
International Trans Day of Remembrance
November 20, 2008
Dear MCC Family:
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the International Transgender Day of Remembrance, the first observance of which was held in San Francisco in 1999 to commemorate the 1998 death of Rita Hester. Like most homicides against transgender people, her murder remains unsolved.