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Nieuwsbrief

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Gebedsbrief

Wijdekerk Foundation is celebrating a party. The 500th church has registered for the Wijdekerk card. On our map, LGBT people can see whether they can become members, enjoy sacrament, whether there is room to fullfill a function, whether they can get married, and so on for every registered church.

 

Since the Nashville statement in the Netherlands,  in January 2019, the number of churches on the map has doubled. We are happy that more and more churches are transparent about their LGBT+ policy. It is good if you know in advance whether you are welcome as a transgender in a church. Whether you can have holy supper as a gay person and whether you can hold an official position. The churches on the map vary in policy. They are spread throughout the country and range from Old Catholic to Christian Reformed and evangelical.

500+ kerken op de kaart

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To support LGBT+ Christians by finding a church, we ask churches to show their policy regarding LGBT+ people. Not every LGBT+ person dares to ask fort he policy regarding this topic, when entering the church. On the Wijdekerk map, an LGBT+ person can check this before visiting.

 

After submission it can take a few days before we have processed it. As soon as we have put you on the map, you will receive a confirmation by email.

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Wijdekerk Foundation

Wijdekerk Foundation is an initiative of a group of Christians, themselves LGBT + people (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) or closely related to LGBT + people. We believe everyone should be able to be themselves in his or her church. We have combined our experiences and strengths and share them on this site.

We want to do this from our love for Jesus Christ. Together we are Wijdekerk.

Personal stories

We want to show you on this website how LGBT+ people and those closely related experience their congregation. How does it affect them when they are treated differently for being LGBT+? We call everyone to share their personal stories. We want to create understanding and would like to start an open and respectful discussion.

Besides that Wijdekerk offers a network on Facebook, Instagram, mail, personal meetings, TableTime, we the parents, and the annual Wijdekerk day.

Churches on the map

Wijdekerk foundation invites all congregations in The Netherlands to be open and transparent regarding their LGBTs policy. We do this by giving churches the opportunity to register and submit their church on the map by filling in a questionnaire. This way LGBT+ people can find out this policy before visiting a church.

Show what lives in the church, because together we are wijdekerk!

Wijdekerk supports you.

Do you support Wijdekerk?

 

or transfer your donation to: 

NL14 BUNQ 2205 8874 83 

Attn Stichting Wijdekerk.

Wijdekerk has the ANBI status of the tax authorities. Gifts are therefore deductible from income tax.

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Wijdekerk Foundation

info@wijdekerk.nl

CoC : 70255547

IBAN : NL14 BUNQ 2205 8874 83

RSIN : 858217946

Proclaimer

We believe it is important that everyone can share his/her story here. These stories do not necessarily reflect the opinions of our team members. We aim not to judge, but to accept one another in love, as Jesus Christ teaches.

 

Authors are responsible for the content of their own stories. We, as a team, try our best to publish correct and authentic contributions on our website. If you discover any mistakes or inconsistencies, we ask you to notify us through our contact form. We will correct any mistakes as soon as we can.

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