Together in Faith and Love

Advocating Justice for all in Michigan

United Church of Christ

Michigan Open & Affirming Coalition

in association with our

National Open & Affirming Coalition


An Open and Affirming Experience

Saturday, February 27, 2021

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

If you are:

  • An Open and Affirming congregation

  • Talking about becoming Open and Affirming

  • Thinking about starting the conversation

  • Wanting to explore how to be effective allies

There will be something for you and your congregation. Come learn what it means to be Open and Affirming and how to fully express extravagant welcome to all God’s children.

Open and Affirming (ONA) is the United Church of Christ's (UCC) designation for congregations and other settings who incorporate a covenant of affirmation to persons of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions, welcoming them into the full life and ministry of their faith community.

There are two tracks - one for churches in-process or preparing for an ONA process (1) and one for churches who are already ONA (2). All sessions will take place on Zoom and each will be interactive.

For more information click here. To register click here. Download Flyer here.

Inclusive Justice is also sponsoring this and members can attend for free. We will be giving each person a code to register for free.

Over 200 Michigan Faith Leaders Call for LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Protections!

In January 2021 Inclusive Justice, a statewide coalition of faith and community leaders advocating for LGBTQ equality, announced that 200 religious leaders, from Detroit to Marquette, added their names to a statement calling on Michigan’s elected officials to pass comprehensive federal and statewide LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections.

Click here to see the petition.


Citizen initiative would prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ people

Business, political and philanthropic leaders join LGBTQ advocacy groups to proclaim: Every Michigander should have an equal chance to succeed

Click here for more information.

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Bonnie A. Perry, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan authored an opinion piece, “Why Faith Leaders like me are taking on anti-LGBTQ discrimination,” that is featured in The Hill.

Click here to read her words.


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