Our services and programs continue to grow as the church deepens its commitment to truly living out its calling to uphold the worth and dignity of all persons. We’ve engaged with a number of new congregations and mission centers in the Welcoming and Affirming Program, and our Sacred Pause gatherings continue to grow and expand in Europe.
Will you help turn our dream of a fully affirming church into a reality?
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WHAT WE DO:
Harmony provides support to individuals, families of Queer persons, congregations, mission centers, and church leaders in order to ensure a more affirming, inclusive, and safe future for Queer persons in Community of Christ.
WE DO THIS BY:
🏳️🌈 training and deploying facilitators to journey alongside willing congregations and mission centers as part of our Welcoming and Affirming Program;
📣 ampifying the needs of Queer voices through strategic advocacy efforts;
🙏 establishing regular opportunities for Queer ministry through spiritual companionship programs;
📇 maintaining a database of affirming members of the priesthood who are committed to upholding the worth and dignity of Queer persons in need of spiritual guidance, sacraments, etc.; and
📚 providing resources and educational opportunities to church leaders in order that they might make better, more inclusive decisions.
Our primary advocacy focus at this time is the formalization of each of Community of Christ's Queer/LGBTQIA2S+ policies concerning ordination and marriage in the countries that have held national conferences on the subject. We believe this should be done in close partnership with local representatives from each nation/region as well as Queer persons.
There are currently 42 nations that have recommended policy changes on this matter. All of them remain in interim form, and some have been in this form for eight (8) years.
🧑🤝🧑 We are a membership organization with 227 active members across 10 nations.
💳 In the last two years, we have raised ~$20,000 USD annually in grassroots fundraising campaigns from hundreds of donors around the world.
📅 We have been in operation consistently since the mid-1980s.
📈 Between the 2019 and 2020 fiscal years, we saw a 2500% increase in year-over-year donations and a 440% increase year-over-year in membership numbers. This growth continues on an upward trajectory.
🎓 2/3 of our Board of Directors are Community of Christ (Graceland University) Seminary graduates.