European Forum

of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Christian Groups

LGBT Christian Leadership Training in Eastern Europe

Funded by Arcus Foundation

“LGBT Christian Leadership Training” is to strengthen the capacity of LGBT Christian group leaders in Eastern Europe and Central Asia to structure and lead their groups in a successful and sustainable way while advocating for the human rights of LGBT people within a hostile social and religious environment full of conflicts.

 


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.

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Project Description

“LGBT Christian Leadership Training” is to strengthen the capacity of LGBT Christian group leaders in Eastern Europe and Central Asia to structure and lead their groups in a successful and sustainable way while advocating for the human rights of LGBT people within a hostile social and religious environment full of conflicts.

Total project costs: 101,000 €
Grant: 85,000 € (117,000 $)
Timeframe: 03/2014–02/2016

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Mentoring Program

The Board of the European Forum of LGBT Christian groups is happy to remind its member movements of the continuing search for Western European participants to enlist as mentors in the Mentoring Program which is part of the Eastern European Leadership Training project. 

The Mentoring Program has the purpose to strengthen LGBT group leaders in Eastern Europe through regular contacts and exchange of experience, to give advice how to deal with difficult group situations, how to do pastoral care and how to handle the general political situation from the perspective of an LGBT Christian group.

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When faith, hope and love is all you got

I don’t cry often. But today the corner of my eye is filled with tears. I cry, because it is so unfair and wrong, and not as it should be. But this is the reality. Here at the last day of the conference for Christian lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgendered (LGBT) people in St. Petersburg.

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2009 LGBT Christians in Moscow

The International Conference of LGBT Christians took place in Moscow on 21-22 November 2009. Here's a report from Ihar Ivanou

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Job Announcement

The European Forum is looking for:

a Fundraiser

Please apply before 31 July 2017, 23.59 CET