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Vancouver, BC, Clergy Inspired by Heartland Proclamation

Today a group of clergy from Vancouver, BC, issued The Vancouver Proclamation – a document inspired by The Heartland Proclamation, whose wording closely follows it.  Other groups have contacted us asking if they could borrow the wording to create their own proclamations.  We say, “Go for it!”  Our own proclamation was inspired by one developed […]

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Gay People Exist

In an essay on the blog Religion Dispatches, author Jay Michaelson writes that “when it comes to LGBT people, our very existence is still, somehow, subject to debate.”  He identifies it as the only civil rights struggle where many opponents doubt the existence of those seeking full equality.  He writes, “I’m being forced to defend […]

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Heartland Pride

Heartland Pride is today in Omaha and Council Bluffs.  Some of the churches whose clergy signed the statement will be present and the group Heartland Clergy for Inclusion will be represented in the parade. The parade begins at 11 a.m. and runs along tenth street from Farnam to Pacific.  And the festival this year will […]

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Video of the Heartland Proclamation’s Historic Release (2 min)

Here’s a link to a 2-minute video compilation of the historic release of the Heartland Proclamation.  You can help us be spreading it far and wide – and inviting Heartland clergy to sign the Proclamation!   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K77jBU9LKlw What are Heartland clergy?  They are licensed and ordained clergy from the following 13 states: IL, IN, IA, KS, […]

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One Pastor Reflects

The following appeared in The Congregationalist, the church newsletter of the First Central Congregational United Church of Christ in Omaha, Nebraska for June 23, 2011.  It was written by the Rev. Dr. Scott Jones, the Senior Minister. On Wednesday, June 15 over three hundred people gathered at the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, overlooking the fast-rising […]

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