Canada Lutheran
The Magazine of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada

Queerly Beloved

Reflections on a Decade of LGBTQ2SIA+ Inclusion in the ELCIC

The past year has been a significant one for the church. In the midst of a global pandemic, we’re all learning how to worship and support each other in new ways while rediscovering what it means to be God’s people today.

As we reflect back on a decade of reconciliation with LGBTQ2SIA+ people, we celebrate inclusion and affirmation while lamenting the ongoing legacy of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia within the church. As the ELCIC, we strive to welcome all in God’s grace and love. However, our LGBTQ2SIA+ siblings have not always experienced this welcome.

The April/May 2021 issue of Canada Lutheran takes an in-depth focus on the safety, inclusion and education surrounding ‘queer’ members of the ELCIC. The article was a collaborative effort made possible by the help of Shuby Bhattarai, Finn Boehm, Rev. Margaret Propp, Hannah Wingerter, Rev. Ralph Carl Wuschke, Danika Jorgensen-Skakum and Rev. Lindsey Jorgensen-Skakum.

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