Sixth Forum of LGBT Christians of Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Participants of the 6th Forum of LGBT Christians of Eastern Europe and Central Asia (15–18 August 2013, Kiev, Ukraine) that brought together LGBT believers from Ukraine, Armenia, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Romania, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Czech Republic, Estonia, Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Brazil and USA, making reference to the Lord’s words “Have I not commanded you? Be strong […]

European Parliament condemns consideration of anti-gay laws

The European Parliament adopted a resolution condemning anti-gay laws in Europe last week, specifically calling on Russia, Moldova, Latvia, Lithuania as well as Ukraine to address existing and draft legislation and ‘demonstrate, and ensure respect for, the principle of non-discrimination’. The resolution was adopted with 430 in favour and 105 against, saying it was “gravely […]

Anti-discrimination bill in Moldova being challenged by Orthodox Church

The Alliance for European Integration (AIE) is attempting to pass an anti-discrimination bill in Moldova, where the Council in the country’s third city, Balti, have adopted an ordinance banning the “propagandising” of homosexuality. But they are up against the objections of a most unexpected alliance – that between the conservative Orthodox Church and the opposition […]

Open letter to the Archbishops of Uppsala and Canterbury

An Open Letter from the LGBT Anglican Coalition to The Archbishop of Uppsala, the Most Revd Anders Wejryd The Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Revd and Rt Hon. Rowan Williams 23rd November 2009 Dear Archbishop, As Anglican clergy and lay people, we were dismayed to see that there was no official representation from the Church […]

Statement of the International Interdenominational Conference of LGBT Christians

21-22 November 2009, Moscow If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. Luke 6, 32 We, Christians – Orthodox, Catholics, Protestants – participants of the International Interdenominational Conference of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, listening to God’s Word and sharing in […]

The International Interdenominational Conference of LGBT Christians, Moscow

The International Interdenominational Conference of LGBT Christians took place in Moscow on 21-22 November. 26 people from Russia, Moldova, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Estonia, Belarus, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Romania and Norway took part in the conference. They represented a number of Christian denominations: Orthodox, Catholics, Metropolitan Community Church, Lutherans, Baptists, Pentecostals, Adventists, Quakers, and Jehovah Witnesses. The […]

Letter from the Deanery Synod of the Baltic and Nordic Countries to the Archbishop of Latvia

By Mark Oakley Diocese in Europe The Church of England 20. September 2006 Archbishop Janis Vanags Doma Laukums 1 Riga LV 1050 Latvia Dear Archbishop As Archdeacon of Germany and Northern Europe, within the Church of England´s Diocese in Europe, I have just returned from the Deanery Synod of Nordic and Baltic Countries held this […]

Dutch denominations merge and offer gay blessings

This May in Amsterdam in the Netherlands, in signing a document a group of Dutch clergymen created a new church combining three Protestant denominations – the Netherlands Reformed Church, the distinct Reformed Churches in the Netherlands (which has a Calvinist tradition) and the nation’s small Lutheran Church – into the Protestant Church in the Netherlands. […]