Over the last few weeks, 39 states across the United States have proposed anti-trans bills in an attempt to completely erase these beautiful members of our community in the name of “protecting children.” We know better than to believe that, and our Trans siblings deserve our undivided attention and action to ensure their lives are safe, legally protected, and embraced as members of our societies.
Click here to track proposed anti-2SLGBTQIA+ legislation across the country.
Harmony condemns these heinous attacks on God’s beloved children and calls on the lawmakers proposing such legislation to reverse their positions immediately.
In response to what appears to be an all out attack on our community across the United States, Harmony has established an action plan for members and friends of our organization and Community of Christ to help you get involved:
The hymn For Everyone Born (CCS #285) has become central to our denomination’s call to respond to social justice issues just like these. A new verse has been circulating that we found to be most timely and meaningful:
For all who have breath, a place at the table,
a covenant shared, a welcoming space,
a rainbow of race and gender and color,
for all who have breath, the chalice of grace,
and God will delight when we are creators
of justice and joy, compassion and peace:
yes, God will delight when we are creators
of justice, justice and joy!
May we each find the courage, manifest the strength, and live out the inmost call to care for one another in the midst of deep division and uncertainty, and may God delight in this act of love and peace. Amen.
Your Harmony Board of Directors