The Reformation Project

Our Approach

How We Accomplish Our Mission

The Reformation Project is a Bible-based, Christian grassroots organization that works to promote inclusion of LGBTQ people by reforming church teaching on sexual orientation and gender identity. Our vision is of a global church that fully affirms LGBTQ people. There are 3 major pillars that comprise our organization’s approach to achieving our goal:

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Bible and Theology:

We maintain a deep love for the Word of God and know it to be compatible with a fully-affirming stance on LGBTQ inclusion. We offer our leaders a deep knowledge of church history and a strong biblical case for affirmation.

Grassroots organizing:

A grassroots movement is one driven by the people, where we trust those most affected by the problem to lead the movement to solve it. We believe in a bottom-up approach where leaders are equipped with knowledge (bible and theology, intersectional approach) and trained (community organizing skills and tactics) to bring about change within their faith communities. This is done within the context of relationship and with the support and collective power of the (inter)national TRP network.

Intersectionality:

Our slogan is “Advancing the Kingdom, Advancing Equality”. Fulfilling this mission must include creating a fully anti-oppressive model- meaning working towards justice in a way that does not achieve our goals at the expense of any other marginalized group. To do this well we must widen the lens through which we look at LGBTQ issues. In particular, we have prioritized a focus on tackling racial discrimination and promoting race equality, equity, and justice within the LGBTQ movement. In order to fulfill this commitment we attempt to do all we can to ensure that racial justice underpins all areas of our work.

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