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on celebrating the gifts of people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities in the life of the church

Learning from one who was at the frontlines of denominational change

Educator, consultant, chaplain, tennis coach and human rights advocate Dr. Michael J. Adee offered up a lifetime of insight and stories during a webinar Monday exploring the work that’s been done by the church and remains to be done toward the full inclusion of the LGBTQIA+ community, especially transgender and non-binary people.

Webinar on human rights for the LGBTQIA+ community set for Monday

Dr. Michael J. Adee, a global advocate for human rights for LGBTQIA+, is the featured speaker during a storytelling webinar at 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday. The event is open to everyone, but registration is required. Register for the free event here.

Presbyterian inclusive language guide updated

When the last edition of the “Well Chosen Words” guide to inclusive language came out in 2010, “brothers and sisters” were listed as “Words that include,” and preferable to the commonly used “brothers” and “brotherhood,” which were listed as “Words that exclude.”

‘Inclusion should be our number one priority’

Toward the end of the Rev. Shanea Leonard’s Gender & Inclusion presentation Tuesday, they presented a slide with puzzle pieces scattered apart on the left and fit together on the right.

Fulfilling the General Assembly mandate to engage in full inclusion

To fulfill a mandate from the 223rd General Assembly (2018) on celebrating the gifts of people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities in the life of the Church, readers are invited to participate in a survey that will help the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) live into its decisions and stances by engaging in full inclusion through accepted practice, as well as the Church’s theology in its engagement with individuals and partners around the world.