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Responsive Reading for National Weekend of Prayer for LGBTQ Justice

Responsive Reading for the National Weekend of Prayer for LGBTQ Justice.

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Worship Resources for Healthcare

Prayers and responsive readings lifting up the value of access to comprehensive, affordable health care. Written in 2017 in response to attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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Responsive Reading on Access to Health Care

Responsive Reading/Affirmation Today we affirm that health and wholeness are religious values. We affirm the sacred value of caring for our bodies and minds.  Our faith teaches us to care for those in need, consider the welfare of all people, and side with those who are poor, marginalized, and vulnerable. We call for a religious and […]

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Worship Resources for National Weekend of Prayer

Prayers and responsive readings for the National Weekend of Prayer for Reproductive Justice, observed in 2016 before the Supreme Court case Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt.

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National Coming Out Day Worship Resources

Prayers and worship resources for congregations to use in observation of National Coming Out Day, celebrated annually on October 11th.

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Worship Resources for National Weekend of Prayer

Prayers and responsive readings for the National Weekend for the Freedom to Marry, observed in 2015 before the Supreme Court case Obergefell v. Hodges.

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Gilead Sabbath Responsive Readings

Gilead Sabbath ›› Worship Resources ›› Responsive Reading Responding to the experiences of LGBTQ people in the U.S. and across the globe is at the core of the Gilead Sabbath Initiative. By incorporating a responsive reading into your service, your community embodies response in its worship. Feel free to modify this responsive reading as best suits your community and context Responsive Reading […]

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A Responsive Reading Celebrating LGBT Pride Month

We are grateful for the gift of our lives and the gift of others in our lives. Each of us is created with dignity and worth. We are called to love each other and to do nothing to others that we would find hateful to ourselves. We honor the many ways that people live and […]

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A Responsive Reading Based on the Religious Declaration on Sexual Morality, Justice, and Healing

Sexuality is God’s life-giving and life-fulfilling gift. We celebrate our sexuality as central to our humanity and as integral to our spirituality. We suffer because of the pain, brokenness, oppression and loss of meaning that too many experience about their sexuality. We celebrate the goodness of creation, our bodies and our sexuality. We suffer when […]

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Responsive Readings on Reproductive Justice

Rachel Sabbath on International Women’s Day: A Responsive Reading We honor the world’s women. We renew our commitment to equality for women and girls. We suffer because too many women around the world are coerced into childbearing, early marriages, and sex trafficking. We bear witness to the women and girls around the world who endure illness, violence and […]

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