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 through 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.
40 Years Åpen Kirkegruppe
It was on 10 February 1976 that Aasmund Robert Vik started with the Åpen Kirkegruppe (Open Church Group) in Oslo, Norway. After spending some time in a Franciscan monastery in Assisi some time earlier, he discovered that he tried to flee from something. His future was not to be part of an monastic order, but to verbalize homosexuality and to work for a better position and treatment of homosexuals, women and men, in the Lutheran Church. Aasmund found inspiration to do so after visiting the then Gay Christian Movement in London and with the support by a Dutch Roman-Catholic priest.
D&J—Being a Religious Believer and LGBT around the World
In this latest issue of “Dossiers D&J”, the magazine of our French member group “David & Jonathan”, the group gives a voice to LGBT people living in Africa, in Eastern Europe, in the Near or Far East, and elsewhere. They are of different religions (Christians from Catholic, Protestant or Orthodox backgrounds, Jews or Muslims), with different convictions, of different cultures, from countries, where their living conditions are quite variable.
The program of the annual conference in 2016 in Göteborg, Sweden, is ready!