Mission Center: The Episcopal Church: Advocacy

Human Sexuality

Too often, young people and adults hide their questions and feelings about sexuality, concerned that this topic is unacceptable. On the contrary, the Episcopal Church believes that human sexuality is a gift from God. The Church recognizes and celebrates marriages that incorporate respect, communication, and fidelity. It also encourages conversations among young people about sexuality and sexual abstinence. Characterizing human sexuality as a ‘forbidden’ subject stifles constructive dialogue and may encourage abusive or dangerous behavior. Please join the Episcopal Church in this important mission.

Working together for justice.

[10/31/2011]  Episcopal Church in Minn. passes resolution opposing marriage amendment
[Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune] The Diocese of Minnesota passed a Diocesan Convention resolution opposing the marriage amendment to the state constitution banning same-sex marriage. “The Episcopal Church in Minnesota has always stood with the marginalized,” said Bishop Brian N. Prior, IX Bishop of Minnesota, said in a released statement.

[10/17/2011]  Standing Commission agrees to ask convention for trial use of same-gender blessing rite
The Episcopal Church would spend three years using a rite for same-gender blessings and studying its application under a resolution that the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music has agreed to propose to the 2012 meeting of General Convention.

[9/12/2011]  Retired Iowa Bishop Walter Righter dies
Retired Diocese of Iowa Bishop Walter C. Righter, 87, died Sept. 11. He had lived just outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

[9/10/2011]  Hundreds of Clergy and Faith Leaders From Across North Carolina Call on General Assembly to Oppose Anti-LGBT Amendment
[Equality North Carolina] Among the 250 clergy from across North Carolina to join over 500 additional people of faith in signing a statement publicly denouncing an anti-gay constitutional amendment are the bishops of all three Episcopal dioceses in North Carolna.

[7/24/2011]  Churches hold anti-violence vigil on Chicago's Halsted strip
[Windy City Times (IL)] In the midst of bar-hoppers walking down the North Halsted strip, dozens of people held candles or lilies while various individuals spoke, sang, prayed or offered meditations--a response to recent violence.

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