A Christian Conversation Guide

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Creating safe and inclusive spaces for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender & queer

When asked, Jesus told us that the greatest commandment was to love and thaA Christian Conversation Guide: Creating Safe and Inclusive Spaces for People Who Are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgendert we should love our neighbors as ourselves. This is an important lesson when thinking about the role of our faith communities in ending the violence, fear, discrimination and rejection that many LGBTQ people experience. It’s in this spirit that we are pleased to launch our latest resource, “A Christian Conversation Guide: Creating Safe and Inclusive Spaces for People who are LGBTQ.”

Focused on Christian congregations, this guide provides practical suggestions Christians can take to build safe and inclusive communities and congregations. Included in the guide is a step-by-step conversation guide for small group discussions on the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ people; a list of actions faith communities can immediately take in their congregation and communities; as well as a comprehensive glossary of useful terms when talking about sexual orientation and gender identity.

Download A Christian Conversation Guide [PDF] [6MB]

The guide is a new resource developed by the Religion and Faith Program and Project One America. If you have any questions please contact Joseph Ward at joseph.ward@hrc.org.