Communities answering the call of Christ to spread the news
of God's redeeming grace through authentic welcome.
Since 1974, ReconcilingWorks: Lutherans for Full
Participation has advocated for the full welcome, inclusion, and equity of
lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Lutherans in all aspects
of the life of their Church, congregations, and community. In relationships
built through outreach and education, ReconcilingWorks shares Christ's message,
the Gospel, which is for everyone equally.
We advocate for systemic change in policy and practice in
church and society, working to alleviate not only the painful symptoms of
oppression but also to eliminate its root causes. We are Lutherans working with
the recognition that racism, sexism, ageism, able-ism, heterosexism,
homophobia, and all the other artificial distinctions that seek to raise one
group into privilege and preference over another, conspire together to diminish
our world and church. Reconciliation is a fundamental value; it is what the
Apostle Paul says we are all called to do.
Through our Reconciling in Christ Program, ministries,
resources, events and alliances, ReconcilingWorks builds community for worship,
education and support; fosters welcome and acceptance in all Lutheran settings;
and advocates for the ecclesial changes necessary to ensure full participation
in all sacraments, inclusive liturgical resources, and ministries of the
Church, inviting all people into Gospel lives of authenticity, integrity, and
wholeness. An independent, Lutheran, membership-supported organization,
ReconcilingWorks is committed to strengthen all of God’s beloved for authentic,
visible, faithful lives and to work for systemic change within the church and
We believe reconciling works, for the sake of the world.
Learn more about ReconcilingWorks: Lutherans for Full Participation HERE!