The Reconciling in Christ (RIC) Program is for congregations, synods, colleges, seminaries, and other Lutheran organizations. RIC recognizes Lutheran communities that publicly welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender believers. The complete Reconciling in Christ Roster now exceeds 550 settings, including congregations, synods, colleges, seminaries, and other organizations.
Reconciling Lutherans is a program of ReconcilingWorks for individuals. We invite all Lutherans to publicly witness to their call for a church and world that welcome and include all: People of every age, class, color, ethnic origin; people of all sexual orientations and gender identities; people who are single, married, divorced, separated, blessed or partnered; people who are temporarily-able, disabled, or of differing abilities.
Please sign up,even if you are already a member of ReconcilingWorks and even if you are a member of a Reconciling in Christ (RIC) Congregation.
TransLutherans is an affinity group of ReconcilingWorks: Lutherans for Full Participation. The primary goals of TransLutherans are several-fold:
• to lift up and provide support for transgender and gender non-conforming people;
• to call out to the people of God to welcome us as part of God’s sacred creation;
• to educate others about transgender and gender non-conforming people and the issues we face;
• to advocate for welcome and full inclusion of transgender and gender nonconforming people in the life of the Church.
In support of the mission of ReconcilingWorks, the International Program (IP) of ReconcilingWorks offers support, collaboration and liaison on LGBT issues internationally within the Lutheran communion and its ecumenical and global partners. The IP is partnered with the other ministries of ReconcilingWorks and is set within a theological concept of accompaniment. Accompaniment is based on the mutual respect and solidarity of the companions and emphasizes relationship before resources.