Reconciling Ministries Network

October 20, 2016

There is a faithful spirit moving through #SpiritDay

Faith organizations, leaders, and have been getting into the spirit of Spirit Day 2016! Youth ministries, camps, congregations, campus ministries, advocacy organizations, and whole denominations have gone purple today.

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LGBT Catholics forced to move meeting space out of church as pope's visit approaches

LGBT Catholic advocacy group was to host conversations and panels on sexuality and gender identity during the 2015 World Meeting of Families.

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Reconciling faith and sexuality: GLAAD and Reconciling Ministries Network join in worship during Southern Stories Summer Tour

GLAAD is partnering with Reconciling Ministries Network in participating in a worship service during the North Georgia United Methodist Annual Conference.

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February 13, 2015

GLAAD Black History Month profile: the Rev. Dr. Pamela Lightsey

Rev. Dr. Pamela Lightsey is the first ordained black lesbian pastor of the United Methodist Church. In her work, she proudly represents both the black and LGBT communities as a minister, educator, and activist.

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Ferguson shows how much work is left to do in the United States

Last week, GLAAD shared with you some of the ways in which you could stand in solidarity with the family of Michael Brown and the people of Ferguson, Missouri. As the story continues to unfold, it brings to light instances of violence and harassment experienced by people of color, as well those who are LGBT, all around the country.

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Church hires attorney to defend gay Scoutmaster, cites violation of religious freedom

Rainier Beach United Methodist Church has hired an attorney to defend Geoff McGrath, a Seattle-based Scoutmaster, who recently had his registration revoked by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) for being openly gay.

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November 14, 2012

Transgender Faith Leaders Help Create Welcoming Communities

This week is Transgender Awareness Week and to mark the occasion, GLAAD’s Religion, Faith, and Values Program wants to highlight the achievements of a few trans faith leaders who have helped make their traditions more open and welcoming spaces for all people.

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April 17, 2012

Common Witness Coalition Urges the United Methodist General Conference to Welcome LGBT People

In preparation for the United Methodist General Conference 2012, which will take place April 24 through May 4 in Tampa, Florida, the Common Witness Coalition has released For Love of God and Neighbor: A Common Witness to General Conference 2012, a statement of inclusiveness that recognizes the intersections between equality for LGBT people and issues of “race, gender, global partnerships, peace, stewardship of creation and economic justice.”

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Welcoming Church Sunday Celebrates LGBT Inclusion with Worship and Prayer

The last Sunday of January has been designated annually as Welcoming Church Sunday, a day on which congregations—across denominations--celebrate and reaffirm their support for the full participation of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities in the life of the church.

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