What We Believe

Statement of Conviction

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.

Aims

  • To encourage fellowship, friendship, and support among individual lesbian and gay Christians through prayer, study and action, wherever possible in local groups, and especially to support those lesbian and gay Christians subjected to discrimination.
  • To help the whole Church re-examine its understanding of human sexuality, and to work for a positive acceptance of lesbian and gay relationships within the framework outlined in the statement of conviction, so that all homosexuals may be able to live without fear of rejection or recrimination, and that lesbian and gay Christians may be able to contribute fully to the life and ministry of the Church.
  • To encourage members to witness to their Christian faith and experience within the lesbian and gay community, and to witness to their convictions about human sexuality within the Church.To maintain and strengthen links with other lesbian and gay Christian groups, both in Britain and elsewhere

Membership of OneBodyOneFaith is open to anyone who accepts and shares our Conviction, however they identify in other aspects of their life, wherever they are in their journey of faith or belief.