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2013 GALA retreat picture
April 19-21, 2013
21 April 2013
USA National Conference Recommends Policy Changes (PDF)
First Presidency and Council of Twelve Will Have to Approve before Implementation
The Community of Christ USA National Conference was held April 19–21. After a three-year consent-building process of study, dialogue, and prayer, members from across the nation gathered at Community of Christ Auditorium in Independence, Missouri, to address two issues: same-sex/gender marriage where legal, and covenant commitment services where marriage is not legal; and ordination of people regardless of sexual orientation. After hearing multiple perspectives, the USA National Conference, by more than the required 67-percent majority, made the following recommendations to the Community of Christ First Presidency and Council of Twelve Apostles.
The First Presidency and the Council of Twelve will need to approve policy revisions recommended by the USA National Conference. To develop, approve, and implement interim policies can take up to one year. Any policy changes will pertain only to the United States of America. Other nations will continue to abide by existing church policies.
If you are looking for a good movie that is LGBT-friendly, check out the "Movies" link under the "Resources" tab.
Touched by Grace is another wonderful compilation of life stories from members of GALA--members, family, and friends. After months of work collecting stories, reading stories, editing stories, designing covers, finding pictures, the final proof reading and implementing the corrections, the GALA Board and John Whitmer Books is proud to announce Touched by Grace is now available!
Read stories of some of our LGBT sisters and brothers and their allies as they journey in Community of Christ.
If you would like to share your story, please send it to Saundra Merth.