Iridesce/ Living Apology project

Iridesce: stories, questionnaire, resources, visits

Greetings from Aaron Miechkota, Coordinator of Iridesce: The Living Apology Project! Here’s the latest news; for all of these updates, read more www.iridesce.ca Downloadable Iridesce poster; see Resources at www.iridesce.ca Stories of 1988. For some in the United Church the mention of this date is enough to silence a room, but for others it is the beginning of new conversations around acknowledgement and lament, apology and reconciliation for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and 2-Spirit (LGBTQ2) people. Maureen (not her real name) remembers: “One of my longest standing friends, and her family, left a congregation and official board work [...]

A prayer for Pride month-June 2017

(Also available on the United Church of Canada website.) A prayer by Alydia Smith for Pride month, June 2017. Constant Friend, because People of every sexual orientation, gender expression, and gender identity have the right to live with dignity and without persecution or discrimination, we Remember in our prayers: […]

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Pride prayer and United Church statement on Pride worldwide

The United Church offers us both a prayer for Pride and a reflection on Pride Month that moves Pride from the local to the global: “During the month of June, thousands of people in Canada will be participating in Pride activities celebrating the lives and freedom of LGBTQ+ people. That won’t be happening in Chechnya, or in Uganda, Zambia, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and many other countries… Millwoods United Church, Edmonton at Edmonton Pride 2015. […]

Welcome: coordinator for Living Apology project

Affirm United/S’affirmer Ensemble is pleased to announce that it has hired Aaron Miechkota as the new coordinator for *IRIDESCE: The Living Apology Project*. AUSE thanks the United Church for its funding of this position and looks forward to collaborating on this important work towards a Living Apology to gender- and sexually-diverse communities. Living Apology coordinator Aaron Miechkota. Aaron is currently studying toward ordained ministry and brings a background in creative communications to her role. Aaron is interested in the theology of friendship with people and the Earth. *IRIDESCE: The Living Apology Project* seeks to inspire and reconcile people [...]

Affirm United/S’affirmer Ensemble Welcomes United Church’s Apology Process

(Version en français ici) Affirm United/S’affirmer Ensemble is excited to hear the news that The United Church of Canada’s General Council has voted to begin a process of a living apology to LGBTT2Q persons. We look forward to working with the United Church to live into this promise. We congratulate the General Council on this important way forward. Collin Smith, president of the AU/SE Council. […]