Category Archives: North America News

Continue The Momentum For Environmental Justice

World leaders are gathering again to develop next steps in addressing the global climate change crisis.  Earlier this year, Rev. Elder Dr. Nancy Wilson, Presiding Moderator of Metropolitan Community Churches, helped lead a diverse coalition of faith groups participating in the People’s Climate March. The march called on world leaders gathered for the UN Summit on Climate Change to take

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World’s Largest Democracy Reverses Decision Upholding LGBT Equality

World’s Largest Democracy Reverses Decision Upholding LGBT Equality Activists Vow to Fight On On Wednesday, December 11th, the Supreme Court of India hearing the case of Suresh Kumar Kaushal v. Naz Foundation overturned the historic 2009 Delhi High Court ruling decriminalizing the life of LGBT citizens in India and upholding the full equality of all

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Statement on anti-LGBT violence in Russia

Today we join our voices with many others calling for an end to the rampant violence against LGBT people in Russia. Reports of anti-LGBT violence continue to be received, including harassment, physical brutality and government condoned murder of LGBT people since Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law a bill banning the “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations to minors.”  

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Moderator of world’s largest LGBT community of faith hails signing of anti-discrimination legislation by Puerto Rico’s Governor

Today, Puerto Rico’s Governor, Alejandro Garcia Padilla, signed two bills into effect, one banning discrimination against the island’s LGBT citizens and another adding LGBT couples to protective provisions already in place in domestic violence statutes. Governor Padilla’s actions followed on the heels of those of the Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico’s capital city, when

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Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2012

from U.S. Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor The pages that follow document the often difficult march forward of human freedom around the world. Significant progress is being made in some places, but in far too many others governments fall short of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights’ vision of a world where people

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Metropolitan Community Churches stands with Lt. Dan Choi and Freedom of Speech

Statement from the Public Policy Team Metropolitan Community Churches For Immediate Release:  28 March 2013   METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCHES STANDS WITH LT. DAN CHOI AND FREEDOM OF SPEECH   Today, March 28, the Public Policy Team of Metropolitan Community Churches proudly stands with our friend and colleague in the fight for equality, Lt. Dan Choi.

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No Strangers to God: A Call for Sensible Immigration Reform that Supports and Reunites Families

When immigrants live in your land with you, you must not cheat them.  Any immigrant who lives with you must be treated as if they were one of your citizens. You must love them as yourself, because you were immigrants in the land of Egypt; I am the Sovereign your God. –Leviticus 19:33-34 (CEB)  

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