Highlights from 2022
As we approach the New Year it’s a great time to reflect and celebrate some fantastic OneBodyOneFaith moments from the past year. From Lambeth Conference to our Members Day to Christians Support the Ban! we’ve been putting our faith into action.
So, here’s five OneBodyOneFaith key moments from 2022 that we’d love to share with you:
- This year we rallied the troops to show that Christians Support the Ban! We gained thousands of signatures in less than a week, demonstrating that Christians support a full ban on so-called conversion therapy. This was in direct response to a letter signed by conservative Christians suggesting there ought to be a loophole for religious exemption. Our leadership got the ball rolling, and our excellent partners banded together to get it executed – including vital web support from the Student Christian Movement.
- Lambeth Conference: we were one of the affirming organisations present in the marketplace at conference, holding conversations with Bishops and clergy from around the world. We have several follow up meetings and engagements planned, connecting with our broader international work. Our witness was noticed and received with thanks.
- Government engagement: we continue to work with key figures in Government and the House of Lords. Whilst this is of course sensitive content, we are seen and engaged with as sound and strong and there is a willingness and openness to engage with us. We will be meeting with the Government Equalities Office to follow up directly on the ban on so-called conversion practices, a long conversation that will lead to positive fruit.
- We’ve reconnected with the European Forum of LGBT+ Christians, becoming members again, hosting a very well attended workshop at the conference in Zurich in May, and are now actively engaged in the European political advocacy group.
- This December we hosted our first Member’s Day in over three years, bringing together LGBT+ Christians for prayer, conversation and celebration. We were joined by poet Jay Hulme and Co-Chair Fr Jarel Robinson-Brown who led a powerful conversation on faith, grace and LGBT+ inclusion in the church.
If you’d like to get involved in with OneBodyOneFaith, why not sign up to become a member? With a weekly online prayer space, in-person events and campaigns to get involved with, it’s a great way to connect with and support the LGBT+ community.