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June 2014

Tools, actions, stories, and news to help you and your congregation stay connected to the vital ministry of building welcoming and inclusive communities where all people can bring their full authentic selves.

A tool to increase your welcome

Religious Institute guidebook, A Time to Seek: Study Guide on Sexual and Gender Diversity. Get your copy, on sale.

During Pride Month, the Religious Institute sharply cut the cost of their guidebook, A Time to Seek: Study Guide on Sexual and Gender Diversity." This study guide, written for people of faith and religious leaders, includes definition, prevalence, science on sexual orientation and gender identity, Scripture, information for congregations on youth programs and family issues, denominational perspectives, study questions and worship resources. Single copies will be $3 postpaid; orders over 10 are $2.50 apiece plus actual postage costs. Learn more and order your copy here.

An action to live it loud and proud

Freedom to Work

Even though we can be happy that President Obama President said he’d sign executive order to protect LGBTQ employees of federal contractors, millions of LGBTQ people go to work every day without those protections. Join with Freedom to Work to take action to help educate the American public about why LGBTQ Americans need the basic workplace protections that the Employment Non-discrimination Act (ENDA) provides.

A story to inspire your ministry

Video -- March to End Bullying in Topeka, KS from Standing on the Side of Love

On April 12th, hundreds of people, including members of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Topeka, marched from the Downtown Topeka Ramada Inn to the Kansas State Capitol in solidarity against bullying. See the four-minute video about this inspiring event.

News to share

Multicultural Ministries Sharing Project Report Available June 26

The Multicultural Ministries Sharing Project Report will be released at General Assembly in Providence next week. Get your copy to learn what a large group of UUs othered by ability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, race, and/or ethnicity shared with us about their experiences, thoughts, and dreams. The Report will be available online at www.uua.org/sharingproject by June 26. Detailed information and related congregational resources will be available on the website by July 15. Don’t miss out on this important opportunity to re-ignite the conversation about welcome and inclusion in your congregation. 

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