The June Mission Offering is designated for four LGBTQ affirming organizations:
Since 1998, SoulForce’s, mission has been to end spiritual violence and the 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. http://www.soulforce.org/
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. SoulForce is a national organization.
2. 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.
AWAB envisions a time when all LGBTQ people will feel welcomed and affirmed within the American Baptist Churches, USA, the Alliance of Baptists, and other Baptist communities of faith. http://www.awab.org/
3. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
Founded in 1972, from the simple action of 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 its threefold mission of 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.pflagtc.com/
4. Minnesota Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (MNRCRC)
Established in 1989, The Minnesota Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
is an organization that provides service, education & 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.
This organization is Pro-Faith, Pro-Family and Pro-Choice.
MNRCRC believes that there are 4 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 and 4.) The right to celebrate sexuality with health and wholeness. http://www.mnrcrc.org/
Please donate generously to help these organizations reshape the church, society and the world into a place of dignity for all.