In 1984 ReconcilingWorks started the Reconciling in Christ program to identify and recognize Lutheran congregations that welcome lesbian and gay believers.

Since July 2002, the Reconciling in Christ program has been committed to the inclusion of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

All congregations, colleges, synods, seminaries and organizations on the RIC Roster have adopted Affirmations of Welcome of gay and lesbian persons. The searchable Reconciling in Christ (RIC) congregration list is on a separate page.

The RIC program is committed to an ongoing process of education and engagement toward a fully inclusive RIC Roster.

We try to keep this list as up-to-date as possible. Please submit updates and corrections to

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