About the European Forum
The European Forum of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Christian Groups exists to work for equality for LGBT people within and through the Christian churches of Europe.
A growing network
The Forum is a growing ecumenical network of more than 30 groups from more than 15 countries in Europe. The groups and their members support one another and any individuals who are facing discrimination. The European Forum also represents the member groups in discussions with ecumenical bodies, national churches, and civic and political organisations.
Each year, mostly at around Ascensiontide, the European Forum meets for a conference in a different country. During this conference, the Annual General Meeting of the organisation takes place with delegates from all the member groups. Women who are especially interested in networking with other European women, are welcome to also take part in the women's preconference. And since a few years there is a men's preconference, too.
The European Forum started off in Paris in 1982. Since the start, the European Forum looks back with pride on the achievements, which include
- a constant growth in the number of member groups
- increase in participation by women
- support of emerging groups from Central and Eastern Europe
- high level contacts with the Council of European Churches
- official contacts and liaison with the World Council of Churches
What does the European Forum offer?
- information sharing
- international co-operation
- experience of different cultural traditions and Christian worship
- friendship across political, cultural and language boundaries
If you are interested in the European Forum's work, please contact us!