Bisexuality: Take Action

September 11, 2017

The harmful effects of discrimination, marginalization, and invisibility on bisexual+ people are clear. This is why faith communities must lead the way in welcoming and celebrating the gifts of bisexuality. It’s important for people of faith to challenge bi-erasure and biphobia in the public arena, taking stances for justice and social action because of their […]

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Make Your Faith Community Bisexually Healthy

September 11, 2017

A bisexually healthy congregation is one where people who identify as bisexual or have bisexual behaviors or attractions hear and see their experiences, concerns, and gifts reflected. Efforts to counter biphobia and bisexual invisibility are apparent in congregational life. Here are some ideas about how to do that. Religious professionals can seek opportunities to educate […]

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Explore Your Theology of Bisexuality

September 11, 2017

Reflecting on the theology of bisexuality helps us expand our image of the divine. Some theological concepts to reflect on include: A sexual ethic focused on personal relationships and social justice (as called for in the Religious Declaration on Sexual Morality, Justice, and Healing) The diversity, beauty, and wonder of creation The interconnectedness of justice […]

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Learn About Bisexuality

September 11, 2017

The Religious Institute uses this definition of bisexuality. An enduring romantic, emotional, and/or sexual attraction toward people of more than one sex or gender. We use this definition to highlight that bisexuality is complex. This definition acknowledges that there are more than two sexes or genders, that there is more than one way to be […]

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Social Action Resources Related to LGBTQ Justice

September 4, 2017

See all Social Action Resources related to LGBTQ Justice: Return to LGBTQ Justice Page Return to Educational Resources Bisexuality: Take Action The harmful effects of discrimination, marginalization, and invisibility on bisexual+ people are clear. This is why faith communities must lead the way in welcoming and celebrating the gifts of bisexuality. It’s important for people […]

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Responsive Readings Related to LGBTQ Justice

August 31, 2017

See All Responsive Readings related to LGBTQ Justice: Return to LGBTQ Justice Page Return to Worship Resources Worship Resources for Healthcare Prayer Loving and caring God, you desire that all human beings flourish and thrive. We pray today for the leaders and lawmakers in the United States as they make decisions about healthcare that will affect […]

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Statement on the Divine Gift of Sexual and Gender Diversity

August 30, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 30, 2017 CONTACT: Drew Konow | konow@religiousinstitute.org | 203-222-0055 Statement on the Divine Gift of Sexual and Gender Diversity Religious Institute president Rev. Marie Alford-Harkey responds to Nashville Statement Bridgeport, CT—Rev. Marie Alford-Harkey released the following statement in response to the “Nashville Statement” released by a group of evangelical religious leaders […]

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The Response to the National Weekend of Prayer for Trangender Justice

August 25, 2017

We’re humbled by your responses to the National Weekend of Prayer More than 150 faith communities and thousands of people of faith joined together in prayer, education, and action for transgender justice. Here are some of the photos, videos, sermons, and social media posts you shared with us. Photos Click the arrows on the side of […]

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Guiding Principles

August 25, 2017

Guiding Principles The National Weekend of Prayer for Transgender Justice is a collaborative effort rooted in partnership. The following principles have guided the partnerships, resources, and outreach that went into creating the National Weekend of Prayer for Transgender Justice. The Religious Institute shares these guiding principles in hopes that faith communities may join in embodying […]

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Social Media-Friendly Prayers – Gilead Sabbath

August 18, 2017

You’ll find here share-able images that hold in prayer the experiences of LGBTQ people in the U.S. and across the globe. Click on any of the below images to download them here, and share them with your community on social media using the hashtag #GileadSabbath. This is a tech-savvy way to encourage a prayerful response to the lives and […]

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