National Lutheran News

Lutherans Concerned becomes ReconcilingWorks

Lutherans Concerned/ North America, the organization working among Lutherans for the full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the life of the church, recently announced its new name: “ReconcilingWorks.”

“ReconcilingWorks is a statement of faith and effectiveness,” said Emily Eastwood, executive director of the organization. “Reconciliation is central to the ministry of the church which follows Christ into the world. The name ReconcilingWorks is a clear response to the biblical injunction to all Christians to be reconciled to God and to each other.

“Included in the new logo is the phrase ‘Lutherans for Full Participation.’ Our mission is still to work for the full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Lutherans in the life of the church, for full recognition of their equality as children of God. The work continues unabated.”

The new email addresses for ReconcilingWorks end with @reconcilingworks.org. The website is now www.reconcilingworks.org. Phone numbers remain the same.

“ReconcilingWorks stands to challenge discrimination, to educate, to embody a community of welcome, to work together with others to help the church and society at large unite in valuing the gifts diversity brings,” according to Eastwood.

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