Equality, Justice and Diversity Ministries
- some examples of personal involvement
A number of our members have taken the opportunity to get involved, usually in a voluntary capacity, in social projects where their insights as Christians, or as lgbt members of the community, or as both, have been of value to particular services and organisations.
As a church, we recognise the contribution of these personal 'ministries' to the wider aims of our society today and to the communities in which we live, work and socialise. These activities may not be badged with the name of our church; they may not even be recognised as specifically Christian responses to the needs of society; but we believe they make a real contribution to the effectiveness, integrity and character of the organisations that our members serve in this way.
Members of this church are, or have been, involved in the following diversity, justice and equality roles:
- Service as a Magistrate.
- Service as an Independent Advisor to the police.
- Provision of consultancy to public bodies on gender diversity issues.
- Participation in community-based lgbt networks.
- Participation in LGBT youth groups.
- Service as Trustee of an Immigration Aid Unit.
- Service on a Scurtiny Panel of the Crown Prosecution Service looking at LGBT hate crime
- Representative on a broad-based community organizing group.
“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine in such a way that all may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven."