Religious Leaders Procession
National weekend of prayer
April 26 - 28
From April 26-28, your congregation can join with hundreds of others all across the country to pray for the wisdom of the justices, the skill of the attorneys, and the strength of the plaintiffs.
Multi-Faith Prayer Service
Arpil 26 | 5pm | Washington D.C.
Two days before oral arguments at the Supreme Court, the faith working group of the United For Marriage Coordinating Committee will host a Multi-Faith Prayer Service.
The service will take place on Sunday, April 26, at 5.00pm ET at National City Christian Church (Map).
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RESOURCES FOR CREATING FAITH EVENTS
Hundreds of faith communities have joined the movement for marriage equality across the country, and we stand arm in arm with those communities. Below are a few resources created for the organizing effort around Supreme Court oral arguments and Decision Day, but please feel free to use them in your ongoing organizing work with communities of faith!
TALKING WITH PEOPLE OF FAITH
Friends & Family Plan
Provides LGBT people and allies the support and expert data to help our conflicted Christian loved ones – as Christians – support LGBT equality.
My Mind Was Changed
A communications toolkit that offers the powerful approaches to moving conflicted Christians from a place of standing against LGBT equality to standing for it.
Building an Inclusive Church: A Welcoming Toolkit 2.0
A step-by-step guide to help facilitate a Welcoming Process in your local congregation. Biblically and theologically based, it uses tools of relational organizing, congregational assessment, conflict management and change theory.
Ideas for music to use as part of a liturgy promoting marriage and LGBT equality.
Suggested sacred texts to use as part of a liturgy promoting marriage and LGBT equality.
Readings / Opening & Closing Words
Suggestions for readings as well as opening and closing words as part of the liturgy.
A Place in God's Heart... A Place at Christ's Table
Worship Resources for the Welcoming Church Movement
Click here for more Liturgy Design resources
PERSONAL STORIES (CLERGY & LAITY)
Supporting Marriage - Before God And These Witnesses
by Rev. Dr. Janet Edward
Two Life-Changing Words
by Kori Ashton
Gay Marriage Manifesto
by Rev. Melvin Miller
4 Reasons this Christian Family Supports Marriage Equality
by Holli Long
How LGBT Families Are Expanding Christian Love
by Joseph Ward
Marrying Same-Sex Couples since 2008
by Rev. Aaron Miller
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RESEARCH, DATA, & POLLING
Religious Americans’ Perspectives on Same-sex Marriage
A study of religious voices in mainstream media reports about LGBT equality
Survey of Religious Progressives: A Report on Progressive Clergy Action
The report is based on a survey assessing clergy attitudes and congregational action regarding LGBT inclusion and other sexual justice concerns.
How SCOTUS Ruled in 2013: A Breakdown of the Court’s Marriage Record
In 2013, the Supreme Court heard two historic cases on marriage equality: United States v. Windsor and Hollingsworth v. Perry.
Click here for more Research, Data & Polling
GENERAL FAITH RESOURCES