Harmony advocates for the full participation of Queer/LGBTQIA2S+ persons in Community of Christ around the world.
HOW WE DO IT
We provide trained facilitators to journey alongside willing congregations and mission centers as part of our Welcoming and Affirming Program;
We amplify the needs of Queer/LGBTQIA2S+ voices through strategic advocacy efforts;
We offer regular opportunities for Queer/LGBTQIA2S+ ministry through spiritual companionship programs;
We maintain databases of welcoming and affirming congregations, mission centers, and members of the priesthood who are committed to upholding the worth and dignity of Queer/LGBTQIA2S+ persons in need of spiritual guidance, ministry, mentorship, and sacraments; and
We provide resources and educational opportunities to church leaders in order that they might make better, more inclusive decisions.
Sign our petition to formalize Community of Christ's national and/or field conference policies.
At this time in the church, there have been eight (8) national and/or mission center conferences resulting in recommended policy changes on the matter of Queer/LGBTQIA2S+ participation. These changes affect 42 nations. (Some of these nations do not have a church presence at this time.) All of these policies remain in their original interim form as the First Presidency has yet to review and formalize them. For some countries, this means they have been operating with interim policies for eight (8) years. Queer/LGBTQIA2S+ individuals deserve assurances and clarity when it comes to Community of Christ's various positions on the matter.
"Where possible and appropriate, convene national or field conferences to provide opportunities for broader dialogue, understanding, and consent. In those gatherings, let the spirit of love, justice, andtruth prevail."