Gift of inclusion
Celebrates sexual and gender diversity as a blessing that enriches us all.
We are grateful for the gift of our lives and the gift of
others in our lives.
Each of us is created with dignity and worth.
We are called to love each other and to do nothing to
others that we would find hateful to ourselves.
We honor the many ways that people live and love.
We repent for the times when our faith traditions have
named lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people
Love does not exclude. We are all worthy.
We suffer when LGBT persons are oppressed, excluded
and shamed by religious people who overlook the
fundamental call to justice in our scriptures.
True justice flourishes when we can live with
authenticity and integrity.
May we work to build a community where LGBT people
are celebrated as full and equal members, recognizing
their many gifts.
We celebrate sexual and gender diversity as a blessing
that enriches us all.
By the Religious Institute. © Religious Institute 2010. Used with permission.
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