Faith & Spirituality Resources

Faith & Spirituality Resources

Organizations:

Affirm United: Working for the full inclusion of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities in the United Church of Canada and in society. http://affirmunited.ause.ca/ 

Salaam Canada: Queer Muslim Community is dedicated to creating space for people who identify as both Muslim and queer and trans. https://www.salaamcanada.info/

Seventh Day Adventist Kinship: To provide a safe spiritual and social community to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex current and former Seventh-day Adventists, their families, and those who support them. https://sdakinship.org/ 

Proud Anglican: On this site, you’ll find a list of gay-positive parishes compiled by Integrity, a group of gay and lesbian Anglicans and our friends: http://www.proudanglicans.ca/

Metropolitan Community Church: Founded in 1968, Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) has been at the vanguard of civil and human rights movements by addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, economics, climate change, aging, and global human rights https://www.mccchurch.org/ 

Keshet: Keshet is a national organization that works for full LGBTQ equality and inclusion in Jewish life. https://www.keshetonline.org/

LGBTQ Baha’i Story Project: To tell, listen to, and reflect upon stories of Gay/Lesbian Baha’is and their supportive friends/family. http://gaybahai.net/

The Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists (USA): As the only organization solely devoted to building the Welcoming and Affirming movement within the Baptist traditions, AWAB has a unique call to be The National Voice for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Allied Baptists in the UShttp://www.awab.org/

Resources:

1) HRC: Just As They Are, A Guide to Protecting Our Youth From Conversion Therapy
2) GenderSpectrum: Faith Resources
3) Transitioning to Inclusion: Embracing LGBTQ Youth in Faith Communities.
4) Building an Inclusive Church: A Welcoming Toolkit 2.0
5) PFLAG: Faith in our Families 
6) The Trevor Project: LGBTQ and Religion
7) Human Rights Campaign list of faith-focused resources and organizations
8) Gender Spectrum: Gender Identity and Faith in our Communities

Books:
1) A Brief Guide to Ministry with LGBTQIA Youth
2) Queer Lessons for Churches on the Straight and Narrow. 

Have we missed any? sheena@youthproject.ns.ca! Let us know.