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No one excluded from God’s love

A joint reflection of faith from General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens, and AllianceQ Executive Director and Minister Melissa Guthrie Loy From Terri Hord Owens “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another.  Just as I have loved you, you should also love one another.  By this everyone will know that […]

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Posted on January 13, 2020
Filed under: From the GMP, General Assembly
Building an Inclusive Church Training

Using the Building an Inclusive Church Toolkit, this workshop will provide the tools that empower congregations to create a grace filled, respectful process towards becoming Open & Affirming, a process uniquely designed for each congregation’s specific needs. This day-long workshop will provide in-depth and hands on training in the tools of Graceful Engagement, One to One Conversations, Storytelling, Framing, and more. These tools are […]

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Posted on September 8, 2018
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Building an Inclusive Church Toolkit Training

Using the Building an Inclusive Church Toolkit, this workshop will provide the tools that empower congregations to create a grace filled, respectful process towards becoming Open & Affirming, a process uniquely designed for each congregation’s specific needs. This day-long workshop will provide in-depth and hands on training in the tools of Graceful Engagement, One to One Conversations, Storytelling, Framing, and more. These tools are […]

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Posted on June 9, 2018
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Alliance Q reacts to recent court ruling

June 5, 2018 Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance Statement on US Supreme Court’s “Masterpiece Cake” ruling The Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance (“AllianceQ”) is disappointed in yesterday’s ruling, and especially dismayed at the likelihood that some will incorrectly misinterpret the Supreme Court’s decision as allowing discrimination against LGBT people because of religious beliefs. We are grateful that the ruling […]

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Building an Inclusive Church workshop

The Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance is offering a Building an Inclusive Church Toolkit Training at Compton Heights Christian Church in St. Louis on Saturday, Nov. 4. Using the Building an Inclusive Church Toolkit, this workshop will provide the tools that empower congregations to create a grace filled, respectful process towards becoming Open & Affirming, a process uniquely […]

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Posted on November 4, 2017
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Several Disciples pastors sign on to amicus brief

An interfaith coalition led by the Central Conference of American Rabbis and the Religious Institute has submitted an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in support of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Several Disciples pastors have signed on to the brief re: LGBTQ rights. General Minister and President Teresa “Terri” Hord Owens said, “As a faith […]

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Posted on October 31, 2017
Filed under: Ecumenical, General