Once again this year, Christians of different faith traditions (Catholics, Waldensians, Old Catholics, Methodists and Baptists, among others) will be holding prayer vigils with LGBT Christians or will dedicate their Sunday worship services to remembering victims of homophobic violence on or around the International Day Against Homophobia on May 17.
Paul’s exhortation to “Accept one another, just as Christ accepted you” (Romans 15:7) will be this year’s uniting verse. For the eighth consecutive year, Christian communities and LGBT Christian groups will remember the many victims of violence due to homophobia and transphobia.Because “when life becomes a prayer and prayer speaks of life, good things are bound to happen – things that are stronger than any sort of discrimination.”
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> Toolkit. Proposed Guidelines for 2014 Ecumenical Prayer Vigils for Victims of Homophobia (pdf file) prepared by the European Forum of LGBT Christian groups in collaboration with Progetto Gionata and Ruah Group of Trieste (PDF file)