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.
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.
Bible Bash podcast by Peterson Toscano and Liam Hooper
Alex Clare-Young, URC minister and trans rights campaigner’s website
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
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
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 and 2020 IC Annual Lecturer, Prof. June Boyce-Tillman, is well worth buying.