Pronouns Matter: Helpful Suggestions

Personal Pronouns Personal pronouns are the set of pronouns a person wants others to use when talking to or about them. Understanding there is a difference between a person's sex, gender identity, and gender expressions makes the use of pronouns important. Asking someone "What pronouns do you use?" is a great way to hospitably see, name, and care for LGBTQIA+ people. Here are a few helpful ways to use pronouns Ask people what their pronouns are when you meet them. “I want to make sure I am u...
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A New RIC Community: Lutheran Theological Seminary (Saskatoon, SK)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Lutheran Theological Seminary (Saskatoon, SK). Their welcome statement reads: "LTS is an inclusive community and offers hospitality to all who participate in our programs of study. As disciples of Christ committed to public leadership among God's people in diverse and challenging cultural contexts, we eagerly learn from and welcome one another's diversity, including, but not limited to, theological perspectiv...
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A New RIC Community: St. Philip Lutheran Church (Raleigh, NC)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: St. Philip Lutheran Church (Raleigh, NC). Their welcome statement reads: "As a community of God’s love and grace, we welcome all because God welcomes all, regardless of race or culture, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or relationship status. We welcome all without regard to addictions, physical or mental health, legal status, political perspectives, socio-economic circumstances, or anything...
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A New RIC Community: Our Saviour Lutheran Church (Saginaw, MI)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Our Saviour Lutheran Church (Saginaw, MI). Their welcome statement reads: "All are welcomed here. All are welcome regardless of race, culture, wealth, poverty, political affiliation, age, education level, faith tradition, health (physical, mental, emotional) or wounds, LGBTQ+ identity, married, single, divorced, widow or nationality. Nothing separates us from God’s love in Christ Jesus." Learn more about Our...
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A New RIC Community: Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (Freeland, MI)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (Freeland, MI). Their welcome statement reads: "All are welcomed here. All are welcome regardless of race, culture, wealth, poverty, political affiliation, age, education level, faith tradition, health (physical, mental, emotional) or wounds, LGBTQ+ identity, married, single, divorced, widow or nationality. Nothing separates us from God’s love in Christ Jesus." Learn more abo...
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A New RIC Community: All Saints Lutheran Church (Lutz, FL)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: All Saints Lutheran Church (Lutz, FL). Their welcome statement reads: "We welcome all who are seeking God's love and grace. We welcome all because God welcomes all, regardless of race or culture, sexual orientation, gender identity or relationship status (LGBTQIA+). We welcome all without regard to addiction, physical or mental health, imprisonment, socio-economic circumstances, differently-abled or anythi...
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A New RIC Community: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (Madison & Verona, WI)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (Madison & Verona, WI). Their welcome statement reads: "You are Welcome Here. We welcome all to Good Shepherd. Everyone. Without exception. This welcome includes those shunned by society and by churches because of their race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental abilities, financial resources, and family status, no matter what you have do...
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A New RIC Community: Spirit of Christ Community Lutheran Church (St. Louis Park, MN)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Spirit of Christ Community Lutheran Church (St. Louis Park, MN). Their welcome statement reads: "In Christ, we worship and grow in faith-and growing in faith as community, we reach out to serve. As a Reconciling in Christ congregation, we celebrate our diversity of age, ability, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, culture, and citizenship." Learn more about Spirit of Christ Community Lutheran Church a...
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A New RIC Community: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (Ankeny, IA)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (Ankeny, IA). Their welcome statement reads: "Grace, peace, and welcome to you in the name of the blessed, Holy Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We are people simultaneously faithful and afraid; broken and redeemed; joyful and struggling to keep it together. Together, we strive to share God’s love by loving our neighbors and loving creation. Even though we don’t know you yet, we ...
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A New RIC Community: St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (Rockville, MD)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church (Rockville, MD). Their welcome statement reads: "Called to fulfill our baptismal covenant, while seeking reconciliation with God and with people, we live in faithfulness, through Jesus Christ, by: Trusting in God, we believe there is a place for people of all ages and physical and mental abilities at the Lord’s table. Proclaiming Christ in word and deed, we open ...
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