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
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
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.
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
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
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.
Friends Meeting of Washington (FMW) is a vibrant LGBTQ-friendly Quaker Meetinghouse located in Dupont Circle that encourages self-reflection and service to the community.
We welcome all spiritual seekers to join us for worship, fellowship and community service. Members of our community include individuals of many races, faith traditions, genders, sexual orientations, ages and socio/economic backgrounds.
However, members coalesce around a shared set of values that influence what we do in our personal lives, what we believe, and changes we work for in the world. These values or testimonies include the promotion of peace, a commitment to all humanity, an understanding that love is a manifestation of God, and a belief that ”there is that of God in everyone”.
Our worship services are unprogrammed, meaning that we worship in the traditional Quaker way. We convene in silence, interrupted only if a worshiper feels divinely inspired to deliver a message intended for all.
Our community has celebrated same sex weddings and commitment ceremonies for decades. We welcome couples of all genders and orientations. A couple may seek to be married in the Quaker tradition under the care of the community and our spaces are also available to couples not affiliated with the community.
Finally, our spaces have been available for memorial services and celebrations of life since the early days of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. In fact, we were one of the only houses of worship in Washington DC to welcome the family and friends of AIDS victims into our spaces at that time.
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.