Acceptance and justice for the LGBTQ+ community.
The Open and Affirming Coalition of the United Church of Christ advocates for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, and equips UCC congregations to become effective witnesses to Christ’s extravagant welcome.
Statement on the Anti-Homosexuality “Kill The Gays” Bill-to-law in Uganda
“Do not stand by as if this is about a “them”, it is not. We are Us as in flesh of flesh and bone of bone.” – Dr. Katrina
51 years and counting of LGBTQ+ advocacy
The Open and Affirming Coalition has been a spur to the conscience of the United Church of Christ denomination, the Church, and the world since 1972; advocating that LGBTQ+ individuals and their families deserve welcome and safety in their churches and communities.
The Open and Affirming Coalition of the United Church of Christ Names First Black Female Executive Director in its 51-year history
The Open and Affirming Coalition (ONA) of the United Church of Christ (UCC) has selected Rev. Dr. Katrina Roseboro-Marsh as its Executive Director. Though an extensive process, the search committee sought a visionary leader to work alongside the organization’s staff and Leadership Team to guide the Coalition into its next level of being an organization for radical change and welcome that’s rooted in an unwavering support to LGBTQIA+ people in the UCC and beyond.
“I am honored and excited for this opportunity. I realize how important my selection is and I recognize the magnitude of what this opportunity will mean for the LGBTQIA+ community”, said Executive Director Rev. Dr. Katrina Roseboro-Marsh. “I accept this challenge because the Coalition has laid the sturdy groundwork to make its next steps forward in reimaging and revisioning, with regeneration as a goal.”
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