- Open and Affirming
ONA isn’t just about welcoming LGBT seekers into your congregation. Your ONA covenant is a challenge to put your faith into action by advocating
Your ONA congregation can make a difference—in your community, in your state, and beyond. Every small step you take towards justice and human rights brings us closer to the reign of God in which everyone is wanted, everyone is welcome, no one is left behind. Use these resources to open windows to new possibilities for ministry and mission for your church, and contact the Coalition if you need support!
Bullying and Suicide
LGBT teens are often subject to verbal and physical abuse in public and charter schools. Your church can make a difference.
Most states don’t protect LGBT citizens in their laws barring discrimination in housing and employment.
LGBT seniors often live in isolation and fear in nursing homes and retirement communities. Will you be their church family?
Transgender Americans face barriers in housing and employment, and most insurance policies don’t cover their medical needs.
Refugees and Asylum Seekers
In many countries, LGBT citizens face increasingly harsh laws that punish their sexual orientation or gender identity with imprisonment, torture, and death.
We know how to treat this disease, but do we have the will to assure the millions affected by this disease have access to medicine and treatment?
As you set priorities for your ONA congregation, these resources will help.