Why do we include the Welcoming Congregation program in congregational life?

We feel the amount of fear and ignorance confronting the BGLT community, particularly in the climate of some religious organizations, is something that needs to be addressed in the Unitarian Universalist world. The Unitarian Universalist Association developed this program to encourage UU churches in their commitment to providing a safe, fulfilling place for the BGLT community to worship, reflect or enrich their personal spiritual journey. The first place people should be able to be their whole selves is the place where they choose to worship.

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