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Stand with the Global Justice Institute. No discrimination! No religious exemptions!

Today we write to address the imminent possibility that President Donald Trump will sign an executive order rescinding former President Barack Obama’s executive order prohibiting discrimination against federal employees based on sexual orientation or gender identity. We also share concern that President Trump will, within a few days, sign an executive order that would create

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Chelsea Manning

Held in a military prison for men and denied necessary medical and psychological treatment, the thirty-five year sentence of Chelsea Manning was commuted by President Obama on Tuesday, 17 January 2017. Thank you, Mr. President, for saving her life. Manning confessed to leaking military incident logs and diplomatic cables, and later apologized for her offences.

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An invitation to action to combat gun violence

The first anniversary of the attack on Mother Emanuel AME Church (Charleston, South Carolina, USA).  The massacre at the Pulse Nightclub (Orlando, Florida, USA). Newtown.  San Bernardino.  Virginia Tech.  Fort Hood.  It’s not just about the list of mass shootings being too long. There should be no list.  The Global Justice Institute and Metropolitan Community Churches

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International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia – Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Conceived in 2004 by French activist Louis-Georges Tin to commemorate the decision of the World Health Organization (1990) to de-pathologize homosexuality by removing it from the International Classification of Diseases, May 17th has become a globally recognized day to raise awareness of LGBTQI lives and call attention to efforts to end discrimination and violence and

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Join Faith Leaders for a Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence

The Global Justice Institute and Metropolitan Community Churches are committed to cultivating a world in which peace can thrive. One of the first steps in creating peaceful places to stand against violence, gun violence in particular.  We invite you, yourcongregation, and your faith partners to join the International Action on Small Arms (IANSA).  Held annually, this week of

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Faith Leaders Combat Chemical Dependency and Substance Abuse

Conference Call with White House Friday, 15 January 2016, 1pm Eastern USA A Call to Action for Faith Based Leaders:  Combat Substance Use Disorders in Your Communities   The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood

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Global Justice Institute Marks World Human Rights Day with Call to Prayer and Action

Part of our founding vision in Metropolitan Community Churches includes responding to the Biblical mandate to shape a world of just and right relationship. Over the years we, as people of faith, have preached a Gospel of equality, offered safe space and worked to address the intersections between homophobia, transphobia, racism, sexism, mass incarceration, poverty

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Giving Tuesday

Dear Friend of The Global Justice Institute: Tuesday, December 1, is National #GivingTuesday. The Global Justice Institute is coming together with LGBT organizations around the U.S. for a day of focused philanthropy. #GivingTuesday allows everyone to honor phenomenal success in the LGBT equality movement by investing in its future. Our work is unfinished. The Global Justice

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Join the Movement to End Mass Incarceration

In her bestselling book The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander likened the U.S. criminal justice system to the Jim Crow caste system of the U.S. South, in which a class of Americans are subject to a basic political, economic, and judicial system of legalized discrimination.  Her powerful analysis inspired a new look at the impact

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