Miscellaneous Resources

Services after Civil Partnerships and Same Sex Marriages

Inclusive Church has prepared a resource pack that can be used as materials for services of dedication and thanksgiving following a civil partnership or same-sex marriage. This is available here.

Websites, podcasts, blogs and recommended reading

Here are some good websites, blogs etc relating to the work of IC. This list is always being updated. If you think of something that should be added, please contact the National Coordinator.

LGBT+

Bible Bash podcast by Peterson Toscano and Liam Hooper

EQUAL’s recommended book list for LGBT+ equality

Queer Grace – Christian LGBT+ online encyclopedia

Transforming church – a resource on trans identity by Hereford Inclusive Church

Canyonwalker Connections – a website by author Kathy Baldock which attempts to repair the rift between conservative / evangelical Christians and LGBT+ people.

Arguments for an Inclusive Church by author and theologian Noel Moules (specifically relating to same-sex relationships)

Briefing by Christina Beardsley and Susan Gilchrist on the CofE affirmation of baptismal faith with trans people

Disability and Neurodiversity

Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism website

Recommended reading on disability and neurodiversity (from the 2019 Disability Conference)

Website of resources on Dyslexia from Edinburgh Chuches Together

Ann Memmott’s autism blog

Ethnicity

Anti-Racism Resources from the Student Christian Movement

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit from the Methodist Church

Articles by Delores S. Williams on Womanist theology (Black feminist theology)

Black theologian Anthony Reddie’s blog

More…

Research from Durham University/ the Methodist Church on the link between church growth and inclusion

Church Action on Poverty’s ‘Church on the Margins’ video reflections

Mind – Information and Support page from the Mental Health charity

Sheldon Hub – on mental health and ministry

Via Media News – inclusive evangelical news and blogs

Thinking Anglicans – inclusive Anglican news

Simon J Cross – the website of the innovative writer and inclusive Christian Simon Cross

CRC Online – thanks to a grant from the Jim Cotter Trust, CRC has been able to build and launch an insightful and inspirational new website of theological and spiritual resources

Hymns and Songs

There are some good inclusive hymns out there, like All Are Welcome (Let us Build a House). We would also recommend worship resources from the Iona Community and Wild Goose publishing. Also, the book ‘A Rainbow to Heaven’ by hymnwriter June Boyce-Tillman is well worth buying. You can get it here.

 

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