OneBodyOneFaith was founded in 1976 as the Gay (later Lesbian and Gay) Christian Movement. In 2017 we changed our name to OneBodyOneFaith, and our Statement of Conviction, on which all our work is based, reads like this:
“It is the conviction of the members of OneBodyOneFaith that human sexuality, sexual orientation and gender identity in all their richness are gifts of God gladly to be accepted, enjoyed and honoured as a way of both expressing and growing in love, in accordance with the life and teaching of Jesus Christ. Therefore it is their conviction that it is entirely compatible with the Christian faith not only to love another person of the same sex, but also to express that love fully in a personal sexual relationship;
We believe that expressing our gender and sexuality with integrity is important as a way to grow in love and discipleship; we long for the day when Christians fully accept, welcome, affirm and offer equality to everyone in their diversity.”
We want to help churches and faith communities to have intelligent and compassionate conversations about sexuality, and we want individuals to be able to integrate their sexuality and spirituality in ways which are healthy and life-affirming. We look forward to the day when the lives, loves and identities of LGBTI people are welcomed, valued and celebrated in the life and witness of the churches, and when LGBTI people's gifts are accepted on equal terms with our brothers and sisters.
You can read - and hear - more about some of our funders and pioneers as part of our Christian Voices Coming Out project.
We're an increasingly diverse movement of people from across the Christian churches, as well as those of other faiths and beliefs. What we share is a commitment to love, faith and justice.
We hope you'll find plenty to interest you as you browse round our website, and that you might want to join us, support our work and have a say in the way we go about what we do. Perhaps you've come looking to make connnections? Or perhaps you'd like your church to become involved in our mission to ensure that, wherever we are, LGBTQ+ people are able to claim their place in the life of the Christian churches, alongside our sisters and brothers.
You can contact us via email, or at:
South Church House
25 Market Place
Nottinghamshire NG24 1XP
telephone: 01636 673072