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South Africa's vote at the UN undermines its own Constitution

South Africa was one of the 79 countries at the United Nations General Assembly who voted in favour of an amendment which removes sexual orientation from an anti-execution resolution. The vast majority of countries who supported the amendment were African and also included Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Namibia and Rwanda.

The amendment called for the words “sexual orientation” to be replaced by “discriminatory reasons on any basis” and is voted on by the UN General Assembly every two years. For the last ten years sexual orientation was explicitly referred to in the resolution that condemns extrajudicial, summary and arbitrary executions and other killings.

 

HRC's Harry Knox is Candidate for Senior Pastor of Resurrection MCC

Knox is past member of U.S. President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

Harry Knox, director of the Human Rights Campaign's Religion and Faith Program and a past member of President Barack Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, has accepted a call to candidate for the position of senior pastor of Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church in Houston, Texas.

GHMCC Newsletter October 2010

After a long break, please find below the latest edition of the Good Hope MCC Newsletter. We hope you enjoy the reading.

 

Release of the MCC TRANSFormative Church Ministry Program

MCC Transgender Ministries is pleased to announce the release of our local church focused-ministry program entitled "MCC TRANSFormative Church Ministry Program".  This resource is designed for local churches and organizations to enhance ministry to and with transgender and gender-variant people, or to begin a successful ministry from scratch.  Featuring our "Local Church Focused Ministry Plan Workbook", this program walks churches through the identification of leaders, the intentional planning of a new or existing ministry, and quarter-by-quarter ministry planning.  Also, a variety of tools engaging the topics specific to Transgender and Gender-Variant people, such as educational workshops, year-round liturgies, fundraising tools, and partner organization trainings, enhance ministry efforts and support volunteer and professional leadership.

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