UUFN, as a Welcoming Congregation, celebrates the lives of all people, and is intentionally inclusive and welcoming of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people and same-gender couples at all levels of congregational life.
Creating a safe and inclusive spiritual home for LGBT persons and their families is one important way to demonstrate and promote the inherent worth and value of every person, a core Unitarian Universalist value.
The Welcoming Congregation Committee of UUFN provides the congregation with in-depth education around issues concerning lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, and provides the congregation with opportunities for action. Examples of actions include supporting equality legislation and participating in activities that celebrate the LGBT community. We address the broader issues of diversity with emphasis on the common elements of oppression.
We believe that diversity and inclusion are values to be championed as a way to affirm the dignity and worth of every person. Committee members provide a high level of commitment. UUFN provides an annual budget, attendance at programs, and responds to calls to action. The congregation voted in 2006 to become a Welcoming Congregation, and subsequently voted to Take a Stand for LGBT rights.
What Does the Welcoming Congregation Committee Do?
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