On Biblical Sexuality And The Freedom Of Conscience

June 15, 2016

WHEREAS, In the beginning God created male and female in His image as the crowning act of Creation (Genesis 1:26–27); and WHEREAS, Marriage is between one man and one woman, ordered by God toward the union of the spouses, the means of procreation, formative of family, and foundational to the common good of society (Genesis […]

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Oppose Therapists Engaged in Changing Sexual Identity

June 30, 2015

Resolved, That the 78th General Convention supports legislation banning state-licensed therapists and other service providers from engaging in discredited and dangerous practices that try to change a person’s sexual orientation or force them to deny their gender identity. General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of…The Episcopal Church, Salt Lake City, 2015 (New York: General […]

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On Transgender Identity

June 10, 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 human race; and […]

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Becoming a People of Grace and Welcome to All

September 12, 2013

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[1] and to practice hospitality to one another,[2] as well as to strangers;[3] and WHEREAS, Scripture affirms that all people are created in the image […]

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GENDER IDENTITY DISCRIMINATION

August 1, 2013

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., […]

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Body and Soul: Ministry for Sexuality and Justice

April 6, 2010

The course provides a solid foundation in sexuality-related issues and ministry skills for clergy and religious professionals. The course begins with an assessment of personal sexual history and values as a baseline for addressing a broad range of sexuality issues as they arise in the context of ministry including understandings of sexuality and scripture, church history, and denominational policies that serve as sources for Christian sexual ethics and teachings.

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Sexuality and Spirituality: Pastoral and Congregational Care

November 4, 2009

This course will focus on the work of parishes, pastors, and pastoral counselors in the arena of sexuality. Many of the issues faced by congregations and clergy require a deep understanding of sexual theology and pastoral care. These issues include, but are not limited to: gender dynamics, healthy sexuality, sexual dysfunction, abortion, sexual identity, and sexual violence. In order to speak to these important social issues, churches need to be equipped with the language and tools to provide care to communities, families, and individuals.

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