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A Principled Resolution
A Principled Resolution

We re-post this story from the GLAAD blog, about the resolution passed at the recent  Disciples of Christ General Assembly welcoming all people to their congregations, "as they feel the have been welcomed by God."  Their resolution is in keeping with the Third Principle of Unitarian Universalism, "Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations," providing an opportunity to appreciate and reflect upon our faith and our movement. –Ed.

 

Disciples of Christ resolve to welcome all in GA resolution

Friday, July 19, 2013 - 11:36am by Hannah Kreider, Faith Initiatives Intern at GLAAD   After the 2013 Disciples of Christ General Assembly, the church has released a resolution stating that the church is committed to welcoming all to their congregations. Titled "Becoming a People of Grace and Welcome to All," resolution GA-1327 states that Disciples of Christ, "a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world," has been called to welcome others as they feel they have been welcomed by God.

In a video from the church, a member of the Disciples of Christ explains that any member who is a member of one of their congregations is welcomed as a member of the church as a whole.

In order to clarify the purpose of the resolution, the video explains that both conservative members of the church and LGBT members have reported not always feeling welcome, and the point of the resolution is to not to "accept one group at the detriment of another," but to welcome all to the church.

  Read the entire post and watch an attached video statement from the Disciples of Christ here.  

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