The thema of the online conference of the European Forum, organised from the Netherlands, is Strong Voices!
40 organisations, 150 persons from the whole of Europe
LGBTI-free zones in Poland, the Nashville statement in the Netherlands, above-average suicide among transgender people across Europe, campaigns against "non-traditional family relationships". Not every part of Europe is a safe place for LGBTI people and the climate is even getting worse in some areas.
We want to make a Strong Voice heard against the nationalist voices in Eastern, Central and Western Europe. It is our belief that God cares for the weak and oppressed in society and calls Christians, churches and organizations to look to after each other and to exclude no one.
Statement on the Situation in Poland
LGBTI+ People of Faith Oppose Polish Proposal for “Reparative Therapy Clinics”
The European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups and Global Interfaith Network for People of All Sexes, Sexual Orientations, Gender Identities and Expression are deeply outraged to find that the Episcopal Conference of Poland, gathering all Roman Catholic bishops of that country, has issued a paper on 28 August 2020 which states the necessity to create “clinics to help people seeking to restore their […] natural sexual orientation.” They also deeply regret the Polish Government endorsing such a proposal, as Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki stated when he took questions from Radio Rodzina, quoted in the Polish newspaper Gazeta on 29 August 2020.
Statement on the Coronavirus Pandemic
Joint Statement from Organizations Working on Faith and SOGIESC Issues
The coronavirus pandemic is proving to be the most unprecedented contemporary crisis we have faced. Political, social, and religious leaders are needing to react very fast. They also need to make sure that their responses are comprehensive and take into account the needs of all people, including minority groups and the most marginalized people.