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Romanian Referendum on the Definition of “Family”: European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups Appalled by Romanian Orthodox Church Support, Urges Boycott

The European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups is extremely concerned by the upcoming referendum in Romania on 6 and 7 October 2018, which will determine whether to alter the currently neutral definition of “family” to one including only married, different-sex couples.

The European Forum fully supports a boycott of the referendum called for by activists in Romania and by ILGA Europe and urges the Romanian Orthodox Church to withdraw its support for such a divisive, discriminatory proposal.

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Latest book of the European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups on LGBT inclusion in Eastern Orthodoxy now available to buy on Amazon

PRESS RELEASE 27 MARCH 2017

The European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups (European Forum) is very happy to present its newest publication, “For I Am Wonderfully Made”: Texts on Eastern Orthodoxy and LGBT Inclusion, which is now available to buy in paperback format on Amazon. 

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Открытое письмо Святому и Великому Собору Православной Церкви

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Открытое письмо Европейского Форума ЛГБТ-христианских групп
Святому и Великому Собору Православной Церкви, собранному на Крите в июне 2016 г.

 

Ваше Всесвятейшество, Ваши Святейшества, Блаженства, Высокопреосвященства и Преосвященства,
дорогие отцы, братья и сестры, делегаты Святого и Великого Собора!

Проведение Святого и Великого Собора Православной Церкви – событие огромного исторического масштаба – дает нам, Европейскому форуму ЛГБТ-христианских групп, экуменическому объединению более чем 40 групп со всей Европы, представляющему примерно 6 000 христиан – лесбиянок, геев, бисексуалов и трансгендеров (ЛГБТ), – возможность привлечь внимание глав Православных Церквей к положению их ЛГБТ-верных: положению, которое не может не вызывать нашего общего беспокойства.

 

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Open Letter to the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church

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Open letter from the European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups 
to the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church, gathered at Crete, June 2016 

Your All-Holiness, Holinesses, Beatitudes, Eminences and Graces,
dear Fathers, brothers and sisters, dear delegates of the Holy and Great Council,

The European Forum of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Christian Groups, an ecumenical association of more than 40 groups from across Europe, representing approximately 6,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Christians, would like to take the opportunity presented by the meeting of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church—an event of historical importance—to draw the attention of the leaders of the Orthodox Church to the situation of their LGBT faithful, a situation that should concern us all.

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