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Reconciling in Christ

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.

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RIC Congregations List

Our search database currently includes Reconciling in Christ (RIC) congregations only. The full list of congregations is shown by default, sorted first by state or province and then by city or town. To refine or customize the list, please use the search form below. The RIC synod, college, seminary and organization lists are on a separate page.

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RIC Synods, Colleges, Seminaries and Organizations

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.

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