Feb 20, 2021, at a special meeting held on ZOOM, representatives from THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH NORTHEASTERN JURISDICTION COMMITTEE ON NATIVE AMERICAN MINISTRIES (NEJNAMC) voted unanimously on the following statement of affirmation for full inclusion in the church:
We affirm full inclusion of LGBTQIA2S+ persons to be an authentic expression of the Gospel perspective that all are created in the image of God. Our perspective relates to the realities of “Two Spirit” persons in First Nations Peoples and communities who may be members of our churches.
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A groundbreaking issue of the Cultural Survival Quarterly magazine, celebrates and explores sexual and gender diversity of Indigenous Peoples.
Compared to the general population, Indigenous LGBTQUIA+ people disproportionately live in poverty, miss more school, experience higher risk for HIV, have limited access to justice, suffer higher rates of suicide, and, face high levels of physical violence and murder. Read the Issue HERE