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Celebration Center for Spirital Living
We are loving and welcoming spiritual community that celebrates diversity while embracing oneness. We have served the DC area for 28 years. Everyone is welcome at Celebration Center! We thrive on supporting one another as we open to individual uniqueness ... individual greatness ... the miracle and magic of Life!
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Bet Mishpachah
Bet Mishpachah is a congregation for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Jews and all who wish to participate in an inclusive, egalitarian, and mutually supportive community. Our membership is comprised of singles, couples, and families, and is open to everyone, regardless of religious affiliation, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
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Many Voices
Many Voices is committed to creating a national movement for gay and transgender justice from within the Black church.
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Muslims for Progressive Values
The Muslims for Progressive Values - DC Chapter's mission is to provide a virtual and real space for Progressive Muslims and our friends to build a community, pursue intellectual growth, engage the community in dialog, and perform community service. MPV-DC endorses the human and civil rights of LGBTIQ individuals. We affirm our commitment to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and we support full equality and inclusion of all individuals, regardless of sexual or
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Rising Sun Outreach Ministry
Rising Sun Outreach Ministry reaches out to first responders, caregivers, chaplains, and their supporters with hope. We are a church, temple, meeting house in a network of home-based ministries including chaplains in fire service, hospice, hospital, prison, mental institutions, veterans affairs, and government service. When a caregiver is burned out, who do they turn to? We aim to provide a network of resources in counsel, aid, and boots-on-the-ground ministries active in community service.
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Institute for Welcoming Resources
The purpose of this ecumenical group is to provide the resources to facilitate a paradigm shift in multiple denominations whereby churches become welcoming and affirming of all congregants regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity.
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Washington National Cathedral
Washington National Cathedral is committed to full equality for LGBT people everywhere. We fully welcome and affirm lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as active members of our community, and we are proud to be part of the Episcopal Church in which all aspects of ministry—ordained and lay—is open to people regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. The Cathedral also advocates for the rights and freedoms of LGBT people in faith communities and in society.
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Metropolitan Community Church of Washington DC
The Metropolitan Community church of Washington (MCC-DC) is a Christian Church with a special ministry to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community.
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Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Chris
Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ, situated in the border between Northwest DC and Bethesda, is an open church, affirming the dignity and worth of every person as created in the image of God. We welcome into our fellowship people of all ages, races, abilities and sexual orientation who acknowledge Christ as our foundation and who seek to embody the mind and spirit of Jesus.
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DC Radical Faeries
The DC Radical Faeries is a community-based organization of men and women who explore queer spirituality. We promote an understanding of Earth-based religions and interfaith cooperation. We welcome all queer spirits, straight, gay, bi, trans, two-spirited or searching.
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Center Faith
Faith and Religious Resources for LGBT People in the District of Columbia
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Friends Meeting of Washington (Quaker)
Friends Meeting of Washington (FMW) is a vibrant LGBT-friendly Quaker Meetinghouse based in Dupont Circle that encourages self-reflection and service to the community.
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Temple Sinai
The mission of Temple Sinai is to be a center for those who seek to develop and enhance their Jewish identity through worship of God, ritual life, education, social action, concern for Israel and communal involvement with an emphasis on the enduring Jewish values expressed by the Reform movement.
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Silver Spring United Methodist Church
The Silver Spring Cooperative Parish believes that having open hearts, open minds and open doors means we are called to share God’s welcome with all people. We are a community where believers, seekers and doubters of every race, ethnicity, age, ability, socioeconomic status, gender identity and sexual orientation are valued as beloved children of God. We believe that Jesus taught of God’s love and acceptance for all, which we seek to embody through our actions, prayers, service, witness and disc
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Converge: DC
We are a new church in Washington DC grounded in the gospel of Jesus Christ that calls us to be a people of inclusion, justice, and love.
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Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice is the nation's leading religious voice for reproductive justice.
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More Light Presbyterians
The mission of More Light Presbyterians is to work for the full participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people of faith in the life, ministry and witness of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
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Metropolitan Community Chuch of Northern Virginia
For almost 30 years, MCC NOVA has been a spiritual and community center for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer-identified folks, our friends, families, and allies, in the heart of Fairfax, VA.
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St. Paul's Foundation for International Reconcilia
Our focus has been on the intersection of human rights, health, education and faith, by providing resources for emerging grass roots organizations and leaders in the Global South. Local organizations are given assistance to create innovative HIV education and prevention programs, women’s development and self employment programs and providing training and education projects to build sustainable communities. Educational programs in Europe and North America seek partner congregations, foundations a
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National City Christian Church
National City Christian Church, the national church for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), welcomes all who are searching for a spiritual home. Whether your interests are community outreach, mutual support, worship, music, or just plain fun — you are welcome to join us and get to know the warm and caring people that are National City.
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BWARM: Baltimore-Washington Area Reconciling Unite
B-WARM is the local organization that works hand-in-hand with (1) the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church and (2) Reconciling Ministries Network ( Reconciling Ministries Network ) who does advocacy within the greater United Methodist Church for toward full participation of GLBT persons within the life of the church.
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Gay Spirits
GaySpirits is a day and a half retreat designed to explore the spiritual lives of gay men. Since many gay men are turned away by their spiritual traditions they often reject all religion. The GaySpirits weekend, in a non-threatening gay-positive setting, examines gay men's self image, shame, and guilt.
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World Jewish Congress
The World Jewish Congress is an international organization whose mission is to address the interests and needs of Jews and Jewish communities throughout the world.
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Kundalini Yoga Rainbow Sangat
Kundalini Yoga Rainbow Sangat is a group for LGBTQ people and their friends interested in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Kundalini Yoga is the Yoga of Awareness. A type of Raja Yoga, Kundalini Yoga is a dynamic and powerful tool designed to give you and experience of your Soul—your divine Self. As Yoga Bhajan said, "Kundalini Yoga is the science to unite the finite with Infinity, and it's the art to experience Infinity in the finite.”
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HRC Faith and Religion Program
HRC’s Religion and Faith Program seeks to engage all faith traditions in a deeper dialogue on questions of fairness and equality for LGBT Americans. Through initiatives such as Clergy Call for Justice and Equality, a Seminary & Mentorship program and Putting Faith into Action, HRC has been working to build a diverse faith-based movement speaking out for LGBT justice.
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First Congregational United Church of Christ
First Congregational United Church of Christ is in the heart of the city seeking, serving, and celebrating. Since 1865, First Church has been a spiritual home committed to inclusivity, social justice, and an extravagant welcome. Twenty-five years ago, the congregation was one of the first in the entire United Church of Christ denomination to become an Open and Affirming congregation – celebrating the faith and gifts of LGBTQ folk in the full life and leadership of the church. Now, we are in a br
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Luther Place Memorial Church
Luther Place Memorial Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We are both old and new—built in 1873 and continually seeking ways to be relevant in today’s world. We seek to gather young and old, gay and straight, and racial/ethnic diversity. We value tradition yet embrace change. We are structured, yet spontaneous. We are musical, prayerful, and spiritual. We embrace a lot of tensions, even the classic Lutheran understanding of being both Saint & Sinner.
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Metropolitan Community Church of Baltimore
MCC BALTIMORE invites everyone seeking a diverse Christian Community. We are called to provide a place where individuals can: Be transformed by the living God; Find identity in themselves; And be empowered to minister in the name of Christ.
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Old Catholic Church of the Americas
The Old Catholic Church separated from the Roman Rite in 1870, in order to maintain its “true Catholicity.” That break allows for the free valid celebration of the Sacraments. Our function is to Preach the Good News of the Gospel, and therefore straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queeridentified individuals are welcome at our table, as well as their friends and families.
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Dignity Washington
Dignity Washington is a community of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered Catholics and other Christians, their families and friends.
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Open Hearth Foundation
The Open Hearth Foundation operates a Center, a Library and a Gallery dedicated to providing a community-supported gathering space and resources for Pagans of all paths. OHF is a non profit that fosters the growth and standing of the Pagan community in Washington, DC and nation. Contact OHF for room rentals for hosting classes, workshops, community events and social gatherings. The Center has two rooms a multipurpose room that can accommodate events (50 persons) and a library room that can accom
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Affirmation DC
Affirmation: Gay and Lesbian Mormons is a non-profit organization serving gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and intersexed Mormons, their families, and friends since 1977.
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St. Thomas Parish
An inclusive & welcoming Episcopal congregation in the heart of the nation's capital.
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Center for Spiritual Living DC
We are a global community of inspired individuals caring for and about each other and the entire planetary family. Our community is affiliated with Centers for Spiritual Living and welcomes you wherever you may be on your spiritual journey.
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Church of the Pilgrims
Church of the Pilgrims is a diverse congregation affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA), with a commitment to inclusiveness, hospitality and social justice. Children, youth and adults, singles, couples and families are all a valued part of our inter-generational community of faith. It is our hope that when someone walks through our doors, they can be themselves and experience God within a compassionate Christian community. We hope to meet individuals where they are at in their Christian f
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The Interfaith Families Project
The Interfaith Families Project of Greater Washington (IFFP) is an independent community of interfaith families and others committed to sharing, learning about, and celebrating our Jewish and Christian traditions. It is the only interfaith organization of its kind in the country.
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Ravensworth Baptist Church
Ravensworth Baptist Church is an inclusive and welcoming Christian community where expressing the love of God to all people is central to our worship, study, and service. We are proud to be a part of the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists.
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Inner Light Ministries
Inner Light Ministries Inner Light Ministries is an interfaith non-denominational organization formed in 1993 under the direction of Bishop Kwabena Rainey Cheeks, D.D. We are a Christ centered community. We come together to celebrate love of Christ for all people. We know through the power of love that we can change our lives and our communities.
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Unity Fellowship Church of Washington DC
Unity Fellowship Church of Washington, DC is committed to the elimination of discrimination based on class, gender, race, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical ability and religious and cultural background.
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New Light MCC Hagerstown
Our mission is to reach the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Affirming community, family and friends; by providing a Christ-centered, safe, and nurturing environment for spiritual growth.
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The Gathering International Worship Center
A ministry committed to bringing people into a true relationship with God through spiritual transformation
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GLOE – GLBT Outreach & Engagement at the DCJCC
As the GLBT portal of the 16th Street J, The Kurlander Program for GLBT Outreach and Engagement (GLOE) engages metropolitan Washington’s GLBT Jewish community by sponsoring original programming and fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment at the Washington DCJCC.
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Westminster Presbyterian
A small, diverse, informal, lively urban congregation 1/2 mile south of the National Air and Space Museum. Westminster is a progressive congregation that continually seeks new understandings of how God wants people to live - together and individually.
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Adas Israel
Adas Israel, located in the Cleveland Park neighborhood, is the largest Conservative synagogue in Washington, D.C.
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Faith Temple
Faith Temple is a Church where everyone is welcome. We are an Evangelical, non-denominational, charismatic, liberationist church. This is a church where: --People dare to believe God for the impossible --People experience the transforming power of Jesus Christ --Everyone is welcome no matter their background; and --People are built up, not torn down. Please come and worship with us.
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The DC Center for the LGBT Community
(202) 682-2245
2000 14th Street NW, Suite 105
Washington, DC 20009