Welcome to the Lesbian & Gay Christian Movement

All the world's major religions are faced with having to come to terms with a modern understanding of homosexuality. The place of gay and lesbian people in the life of the Church is currently Christianity's most divisive issue. Confronting homophobia is its greatest challenge. The Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement is proclaiming a basic Christian truth. It is working for the very love and freedom that Christ brings to his people through his life, death and resurrection. LGCM is working for love, for peace, for justice, and for the promotion of the Christian faith especially within the LGBT community.
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  1. LGCM is seeking an Administrative Assistant to join its team

    13 May 2015

     

    Following the relocation of LGCM’s office to Newark in Nottinghamshire, we are now seeking to appoint a part-time Administrative Assistant, with particular responsibility for supporting and developing our membership systems, to join our team.

    You can find out more about this new role fits into our exciting plans for the future by clicking here:

    LGCM Admin Assistant further info May 15

    The job Description and Person Specification give more details about the nature of the work involved and the kind of skills we’re looking for in the successful candidate:

    LGCM Admin Assistant JD May 15

    LGCM Admin Assistant PS May 15

    We are inviting applications on the following form:

    LGCM employment application form May 15

    Please send completed applications of hello@lgcm.org.uk by 9am on Monday 1 June 2015

    Interviews will be held on Friday 5 June 2015, at the LGCM office in Newark.

     



  2. Justice for Jeremy

    2 July 2014

    10478193_10154306322170367_1958712526277005896_nWill you wear a badge for Jeremy?

    Canon Jeremy Pemberton is a Church of England priest, who works as a hospital chaplain in Lincolnshire.  In April 2014, Jeremy married his long-term partner Laurence in a civil ceremony.

    Jeremy has received a formal rebuke from the bishop of the diocese in which he works;  the bishop of the diocese in which he lives, and is an active and valued member of the local church community, has chosen to remove his Permission to Officiate.  Jeremy has no right of appeal against either of these measures, both of which are likely to make it  difficult for him to secure any future appointment.  Jeremy has been a priest for 31 years and this is the first time he has ever felt unable to comply with the directions of his bishop.

    Will you wear a badge for Jeremy?

    •  to show your support for him and Laurence at this uncertain time
    •  to endorse his ongoing ministry amongst the patients, families and staff he serves
    •  to stand alongside other clergy who long to marry the person they love, and who are afraid
    •  to hold in your thoughts and prayers the members of the House of Bishops that they might act with honesty, courage and love
    •  to recognise those of every perspective who are seeking to act in conscience, and with integrity, at this time of change.

     

    To order your badges, please call the office on 020 7739 1249 or email the office – admin@lgcm.org.uk



  3. LGCM warmly welcomes the Cof E guidance to combat homophobic bullying

    12 May 2014

    The CofE has now published its guidance for schools on combatting homophobic bullying in both primary and secondary schools. This has been a much needed document as figures from their own surveys show that currently nearly a third of CofE schools has no policy dealing with homophobic bullying.

    Whilst the document goes to great lengths to emphasise the worth and value of all God’s children and the need for schools to support this to enable education, it also reiterates on numerous occasions that homosexual relationships ‘fall short of the ideal’.

    Valuing All God’s Children Report

    The Rev Sharon Ferguson, Chief Executive of LGCM, commented on Premier Radio that this could pose quite a dilemma for some young people who may not feel safe enough to share their experiences of bullying with staff. She went on to say:

    ‘The document talks about the acceptance of difference but it’s very difficult to feel accepted when those around you believe you fall short of the ideal.’

    Another concern that must be raised is how will the document be actualised. Schools will still need to have good resources made available to enable staff to tackle this issue. It is hoped that schools will make use of the Faith and Sexuality Resource provided by LGCM which offers lesson plans to help young people from the three Abrahamic Faiths to discuss and debate this issue and reduce the likelihood of homophobic bullying.

    This is certainly a step in the right direction but as the document states itself in a quote from a teacher in a CofE school:

    ‘Whilst welcoming this initiative, the CofE’s own institutional homophobia and the theological/moral confusion behind it is a big problem!’



  4. Greenbelt 2015

    28 August 2015

    Greenbelt 2015 will take place at Boughton House, nr Kettering in the Northamptonshire Countryside 28th-31st August 2015.  LGCM looks forward to having a prescence there.



  5. LGCM Annual Conference 2015

    6 June 2015

    Location and Venue to be confirmed.  Guest Speaker: Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive of Stonewall.