Ways to Deepen Your Congregation's Welcome
The Unitarian Universalist Association expects all of its member congregations to be welcoming to individuals and families regardless of sexual or affectional orientation, gender identity or expression, race or ethnicity, ability/disability, class, age, or citizenship status.
But theoretical welcome is very different from lived welcome. How can we truly embody a spirit of radical hospitality? Here are some ideas to deepen your congregation's welcome and inclusion!
- Ten things your congregation can do to become more welcoming to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people
- The Welcoming Congregation Program
- The Welcoming Congregation Bulletin
- Inclusive language guidelines
- Multicultural welcome entry points
- Examples of welcoming language for bylaws, programs of service, congregational websites, etc.
- Creating welcoming congregations for people of all abilities
- Nurturing inclusivity in our congregations
- Beyond Categorical Thinking: A program to promote inclusive thinking and prevent discrimination in ministerial search processes
No matter who your congregation is, where you're located, how big or small you are, or what your history is around welcome and inclusion, you can reach out in new ways!
For more information contact lgbtq @ uua.org.
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Last updated on Friday, March 8, 2013.
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