NPYM Minute Welcoming Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People
North Pacific Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, an
organization of unprogrammed Quaker meetings and worship groups in
Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana, seeks to be an open and
affirming faith community. We welcome all to share in worship and the
activities of our common life.
North Pacific Yearly Meeting
understands that the Divine Source is leading our Meeting to honor the
gender identity and expression of each person, as understood by that
person. We affirm that gender expression and identity may be fluid and
changeable. We recognize that when we embrace the Light within the full
spectrum of gender identities in our Meeting, our worship deepens and
our community is enriched.
As part of our evolving struggle to
live our testimony of equality, North Pacific Yearly Meeting minutes our
commitment to becoming an affirming, safe, and nurturing place for
everyone to live fully that which the Spirit is leading them to be.
We extend our loving care to people of all genders, including, but not
limited to, transgender, genderqueer, cisgender, gender fluid, agender,
gender non-conforming and intersex persons, their families and friends.
We will continue to educate ourselves and our communities and take
appropriate action to bring about a more equal world.
29 July, 2017
I've copied and pasted this from someone who was present. As soon as I have a link to an official announcement, I'll post it. - sm