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LGBT Equality: Access our extensive library of materials to promote full equality of LGBT persons in all areas of religious and public life.

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Global Issues: We offer many resources to help worship leaders, religious educators, and social action committees draw attention to global maternal health and access to family planning.

Faith and Sexuality News

UMC Validates Reinstatement of LGBT Advocate Frank Schaefer

The pastor previously defrocked by the United Methodist Church has been reinstated and will be able to continue his ministry among and advocacy for LGBT persons. On the morning of Monday, October 27th, the Judicial Council of the United Methodist Church released an official ruling aff
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Religious Institute Gives WATERtalk on Bisexuality Book

If you weren’t able to listen in on Rev. Debra Haffner and Marie Alford-Harkey’s WATERtalk on the new bisexuality, you can still engage in the conversation through this new interactive archive. [View the story "“Bisexuality: Making the Invisible Visible in Faith Communitie
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