The European Forum of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Christian Groups
exists to work on equality for LGBT people
within and through the Christian churches of Europe
The ways of love
The Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of bishops in October 2014 offers Italian homosexual Christians the opportunity to accomplish a Copernican revolution: there will be a shift from a situation where the outcasts and the hidden were hoping and waiting for something to happen, for someone to change their pain, to one where hope becomes action and they refuse to be closeted because they are aware that their lives are as worthy and full as anyone else’s life.
Their testimonies can bring all sorts of communities to reflect together so that at the Synod a new pastoral care is conceived ‘with’ homosexuals and transexuals.
And GOD saw that it all was excellent!
The European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups wants to publish a book collecting autobiographical Catholic European LGBTQ-stories. We are looking for autobiographies highlighting both the gap between the orders of the official Catholic Church and your own sexuality and how you came to terms with this. It does not matter whether you are still Roman-Catholic, or if you have left this church. If this topic means something to you personally, we would like to ask for a contribution to our book. We have already received some stories, and we are especially interested in more stories from lesbian women, bisexuals and transgender people!
The Board of the European Forum of LGBT Christian groups is happy to remind its member movements of the continuing search for Western European participants to enlist as mentors in the Mentoring Program which is part of the Eastern European Leadership Training project.
The Mentoring Program has the purpose to strengthen LGBT group leaders in Eastern Europe through regular contacts and exchange of experience, to give advice how to deal with difficult group situations, how to do pastoral care and how to handle the general political situation from the perspective of an LGBT Christian group.
Sermon You are welcome
On May 5, 2014 Bishop Irja Askola held the sermon in the Worship Service of the European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups in Alppila church, Helsinki, Finland, as part of the 2014 conference in Stockholm/Tallinn/Helsinki.
Press report of the European Forum Conference 2014
The European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups brings various gay Christian groups across Europe in contact with each other. The European Forum is an ecumenical network that provides support for LGBT Christians, works for equality for LGBT people within and through the Christian churches of Europe. The annual European Forum Conference is held aimed to exchange experience and inspiration for the member groups.