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ONA member Dave Knapp honored by OUT magazine

ONA member Dave Knapp honored by OUT magazine

Dave Knapp, a member of First Congregational Church in Guilford, Conn., joined the Boy Scouts of America in 1938. He was expelled 55 years later when the Scouts learned he was gay. Since then, he’s campaigned tirelessly for a change in the Boy Scouts’ policy…

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Churches in Bellevue, KY, abandon Nativity celebration because sponsoring church is ONA

Churches in Bellevue, KY, abandon Nativity celebration because sponsoring church is ONA

By Emily Schappacher UCC News Portal December 5, 2013 For 42 years, each church in the small town of Bellevue, Ky., has participated in the annual nativity procession, when people of the community gather at the nativity scene for gospel readings and a candlelight vigil…

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Former Coalition National Coordinator Sam Loliger in hospice

Former Coalition National Coordinator Sam Loliger in hospice

Samuel Loliger, longtime National Coordinator of the Coalition who shared that office with Jan Griesinger, is in hospice care at the end of a long illness. The UCC Coalition and the wider Open and Affirming movement owe Sam a deep debt: he and Jan were…

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Is the World Council of Churches safe for LGBT Christians?

Is the World Council of Churches safe for LGBT Christians?

The World Council of Churches (website and Facebook page) is the largest international ecumenical body. Founded in 1949 in the aftermath of World War II, it unites Protestant, Anglican and Orthodox Christians. Its General Assembly is meeting this week in Busan, Republic of Korea. The…

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