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The Welcoming Congregation Handbook - Resources for Affirming Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, and/or Transgender People

The Welcoming Congregation Handbook: Resources for Affirming Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, and/or Transgender People

Product Attributes:

Product Code: 7089
ISBN: 9781558961906
Publisher: UUA
Publication Date: 
Pages: 168
Size: 8.5 X 11
Binding Information: Paperback 


Availability: In Stock
Paperback $30.00


This handbook has been an invaluable tool for hundreds of congregations working to become more welcoming and inclusive of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Originally written in 1990, it was revised in 1999 to include material on the radical right, racism and homophobia, issues around bisexuality, and transgender issues. Included in the volume are session plans for 14 workshops, readings on a variety of topics, and a special section on Christian perspectives.

The Welcoming Congregation Handbook is one resource available to congregations engaging in a Welcoming Congregation Program or refresher course. Visit the UUA's Welcoming Congregation Program web pages for supplemental resources, program guidance, and ideas for next steps.

Table Of Contents:

Table of Contents

Common Questions

Program Foundations

Attitude Questionnaire
Toward Inclusive Language
Inclusive Congregational Bylaws
Ministering to BGLT People
For Religious Educators

The Workshop Series

1. Introductions and Expectations
2. What We Know and How We Learned It
3. The Common Elements of Oppression
4. Gender Socialization and Homophobia
5. Racism and Homophobia/Heterosexism
7. The Radical Right
8. Religion and Homosexuality
9. Experiences of BGLT People
10. History
11. Bisexuality and Biphobia
12. Transgender Identity: What It Means
13. How Homophobia Hurts Us All
14. What Now?

Other Program Ideas

Christian Perspectives

Background Material
Prayers and Readings
Religious Education Guidelines

Program Resources
Measuring Your Progress

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