Skip to comments.Lutherans Concerned/North America Becomes ReconcilingWorks
Posted on 06/21/2012 4:47:41 AM PDT by lightman
Lutherans Concerned/North America Becomes ReconcilingWorks
It's a new day and we have a new name!!
For decades we've worked among Lutherans for the full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the life of the church.
In 2009, a major milestone was achieved when the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America voted to allow ministers in lifelong, same-gender relationships to serve in the church. In 2011, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada established policies that permit the legal marriage or blessing of same-gender couples and that sexual orientation is not an impediment to ordination. But, the work for full inclusion continues... In the United States, there's work for marriage equality... And overall there's the difficult task of turning policy change into practice.
Though the name Lutherans Concerned served the organization well in the years following our founding in 1974, today, a name change is needed to describe our current ministry.
ReconcilingWorks is a statement of faith and effectiveness, said Emily Eastwood, executive director of the organization.
Reconciliation is central to the ministry of the church which follows Christ into the world.. The name ReconcilingWorks is a clear response to the biblical injunction to all Christians to be reconciled to God and to each other. The name instantly testifies that reconciling, indeed, is successful as the means to build a fully inclusive church and society. And, like motorworks and waterworks, it is what we do.
Included in the new logo is the phrase Lutherans for Full Participation. Our mission is still to work for the full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Lutherans in the life of their church, for full recognition of their equality as children of God. The work continues unabated.
"Today, full participation in the church is inextricably intertwined with issues and concerns present in the larger society. Reconciling Lutherans are working hard to love their neighborsall their neighbors. ReconcilingWorks follows Christ who ministered at the crossroads of life and the intersection of oppressions. When obstacles are placed in peoples way based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, race, economic status, disability, immigration status or other realities deliberately used to marginalize whole groups of people, ReconcilingWorks stands to challenge discrimination, to educate, to embody a community of welcome, to work together with others to help the church and society at large unite in valuing the gifts diversity brings.
The new email addresses for ReconcilingWorks end with @reconcilingworks.org. Our website is now www.reconcilingworks.org. Phone numbers are unaffected.
More information about our name change and the meaning and development of the new logo is available at www.reconcilingworks.org and in the issue of Concord on its way to you.
* as of August 19, AD 2009, a liberal protestant SECT, not part of the holy, catholic and apostolic CHURCH.
Be rooted in Christ!
Who’s left, the Baptists?
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS); Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS); North American Lutheran Church (NALC); Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC); Anglican Church in North America (ACNA); and all the Otthodox.
Emily get a clue a clue there is no reconciliation (or forgiveness) without repentenanace (Luke 13:3)
One good thing: at least the group now no longer falsely lays claim to "Lutheran" in its title.
Good for Lutherans, not so good for United Methodists and Mennonites.
I have it on good authority that both those denominations are in the crosshairs of the homosexualits.
Maybe LCNA was concerned that someone might confuse them with NALC, or even NACL.
why not just call themselves homosexual-loving-lutherans? hollus?
Every single church is in the gay cross-hairs. If we do not stand together on this issue, we will all fall one by one.
I agree. Their plan is generally infiltrate positions of power and then act up. The culture is their accomplice at this point. What an amazing change in just 25 years.
Usually, when I hear about Lutherans Concerned, I think, “Concerned about what? It probably means that they’re concerned about ignoring all Bible verses that mention homosexuality.”
LOL...and when I hear “Reconciling works” I think “Hub....some neoPelagians preaching Indulgences?”
Once again: not Lutherans. These guys wouldn’t know a Book of Concord if they were burning it. Or trying to marry it.