JUNE MISSION OFFERING
Our special offering this month goes to support four LGBTQ affirming organizations:
The mission of Soulforce is to end spiritual violence and political oppression of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and intersex people.They challenge Christian supremacy, aggressive reactions to desegregation, the persecution of women and reproductive rights.
Soulforce believes in and works to bring about a path for personal transformation that produces internal healing and reconciliation that strengthens and transforms the individual and community.Established in 1998, Soulforce is a national organization. www.soulforce.org
Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists (AWAB)
AWAB has been supporting churches since 1983 in being and becoming Welcoming and Affirming of all people regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.Their organization works as individuals, congregations, regional groupings and as a national body to advance the radical welcome and love of God. www.awab.org
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
Founded in 1972 by a mother publicly supporting her gay son, this national organizations seeks to unite people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer with families, friends and allies.PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and full societal affirmation of LGBTQ people through support, education, and advocacy.
PFLAG works to bring about a society where LGBTQ people have full civil and legal equality and may participate fully in all the rights, privileges and obligations of full citizenship in this country. www.pflag.org
Minnesota Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (MNRCRC)
Established in 1989, the MNRCRC provides service, education and advocacy in support for reproductive justice.They represent individuals and religious communities across Minnesota who stand for reproductive justice because of faith and not in spite of it.
MNRCRC believes there are four human rights that make up the framework of religious justice:
1.The right to bear children.
2.The right not to bear children.
3.The right to raise our children in safe and healthy environments.
4.The right to celebrate sexuality with health and wholeness.