What is the European Forum?
The European Forum of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Christian Groups is an ecumenical association of LGBT Christian Groups in Europe.
The European Forum aims to achieve equality and inclusion for LGBT people within and trough Christian churches, other religious bodies and multilateral organisations.
The European Forum works for freedom of religion, for human rights and dignity for LGBT people and for an affirmative discourse on human sexuality.
Statement of the 8th Forum of LGBT Christians of Eastern Europe and Central Asia
From 13 to 16 August 2015, the 8th Forum of LGBT Christians in Eastern Europe and Central Asia convened. Altogether, 66 people from 15 countries were together in Tartu, Estonia, for common prayer services, lectures, panel discussions and 20 workshops. On the last day, the participants agreed on the following statement, which they would like to share with all people of good will.
What Does the Bible Say?
Yes, you can be lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and Christian. Yet, there are many, who question or even deny this and use biblical quotes to underline their view. On the other hand, there is an entire strand of biblical research that looks at accounts of people of faith within the bible, whose gender identity and sexual orientation do not fit the traditional stereotypes.
Diversity in our life stories: an advantage for our participation in the ecological transition?
Problems related to ecology raise questions with an increasing number of people. Here the stakes are shared world-wide. Within each of our countries, our leaders must take action in critical areas (to limit global warming, to protect the environment, …). But it is also reasonable to think about the paths that our own lives have taken. How can their diversity help us to commit ourselves to participation in the ecological transition?