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.
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?
In Memoriam: Émile Letertre
The founder of the European Forum, Émile Letertre, passed away in peace on July 5th, 2015. He was 91 years old. Émile Letertre was a Catholic priest from the French group David & Jonathan who invited groups from all over Europe to the first gathering of LGBT Christians that took place in Paris 1982. He realized how important it was that we get to know each other and support one another. The European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups grew out of this initiative.